Ruth Reichl is a journalist and author who has worked in the food industry for most of her career.
She is the former editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine, and has written several cookbooks and memoirs.
Reichl is known for her love of food, and for her ability to write about it in a way that makes the reader feel as though they are right there with her in the kitchen.
You will find below a curated collection of the best ‘Ruth Reichl’ quotes that you can read and share with others.
Best Ruth Reichl Quotes
Nothing is sexier than a competent man: I was in love. ~ Ruth Reichl.
I’d rather be a fool than hard-hearted. ~ Ruth Reichl.
When a person has lived generously and fought fiercely, she deserves more than sadness at the end. ~ Ruth Reichl.
Life is so endlessly delicious. ~ Ruth Reichl.
The best antidote for sadness, I have always believed, is tackling something that you don’t know how to do. ~ Ruth Reichl.
I just can’t imagine somebody else in the White House. I’m sure President Truman is a good man, but even the words feel peculiar in my mouth. A world without President Roosevelt seems like a strange and scary place. ~ Ruth Reichl.
I got back into the car thinking how lucky I was to be aware of happiness. Most people don’t recognize their own good fortune until it has departed. And then it is too late. ~ Ruth Reichl. What about Remy? What. ~ Ruth Reichl.
Anyone who thinks they’re too grown up or too sophisticated to eat caramel corn, is not invited to my house for dinner. ~ Ruth Reichl.
I feel as if there’s a huge gulf separating me from all the lucky people in the world; they have so much to look forward to. ~ Ruth Reichl.
That’s the most terrible thing about being a child; you’re convinced that it’s all your fault. ~ Ruth Reichl. Lulu. ~ Ruth Reichl.
Famous Ruth Reichl Quotes
But I have always been persuaded that someday, when I grow up, I am destined for great things. And then I wonder when, exactly, I expect that will be. ~ Ruth Reichl.
That’s what I like so much about libraries, they smell the way we would like to imagine the past. ~ Ruth Reichl.
Hope can’t hurt. ~ Ruth Reichl.
When you attain my age you will understand one of life’s great secrets: Luxury is best appreciated in small portions. When it becomes routine it loses its allure. ~ Ruth Reichl.
We were having a class on civics, talking about what makes America a great country. I said I thought one important reason is that we’ve all come from different places in the world and that we learn from one another. ~ Ruth Reichl.
One of the secrets to staying young is to always do things you don’t know how to do, to keep learning. ~ Ruth Reichl.
We’re in a transient state – why hate our present selves? Let’s save the energy for when we are eighty, when we are perhaps above, or beyond, changing. Then we can hate, if hate we must. ~ Ruth Reichl.
Luxury is best appreciated in small portions. When it becomes routine it loses its allure. ~ Ruth Reichl.
Top Ruth Reichl Quotes
What I was learning, on those weekend walks, is how much you can find out about a person merely by watching what he eats. Food became my own private way of looking at the world. ~ Ruth Reichl.
She was a great cook, but she cooked more for herself than for other people, not because she was hungry but because she was comforted by the rituals of the kitchen. ~ Ruth Reichl.
Don’t you just love the idea of cooking flowers? I imagine them bursting into bloom, right in the pan. ~ Ruth Reichl.
I am telling you that if things can change for the worse, the opposite is also true. But only if you open yourself to the possibilities. ~ Ruth Reichl.
I’d learned an important lesson: When something frightens me, it is definitely worth doing. ~ Ruth Reichl.
I discovered that endings have their own odd thrill. In the mania of the moment, it’s possible to forget what you are losing. ~ Ruth Reichl.
I felt that I was really living in the moment. I did not know where my life was going, but right now the future did not trouble me. ~ Ruth Reichl.
Plain fresh bread, its crust shatteringly crisp. Sweet cold butter. There is magic in the way they come together in your mouth to make a single perfect bite. ~ Ruth Reichl.
Popular Ruth Reichl Quotes
A great meal is an experience that nourishes more than your body. ~ Ruth Reichl.
When people flatter you constantly it is very tempting to think you deserve it. ~ Ruth Reichl.
We waited, eating resilient, deeply satisfying bread dipped in spicy oil that tasted exactly like fresh olives. Doug reached out and stroked my knee and I had a sudden conscious thought that I was happy. ~ Ruth Reichl.
I decided that it wasn’t pretty that I felt, but confident. ~ Ruth Reichl.
We slid along water reds and greens, the changing lights captured in the canvas of wet tar. ~ Ruth Reichl.
Reminded us how exciting it was to abandon security and run toward the life that is waiting. ~ Ruth Reichl.
The more stars in your itinerary, the less likely you are to find the real life of another country. I’d forgotten how money becomes a barrier insulating you from ordinary life. ~ Ruth Reichl.
It is not ‘only’ food, I said heatedly. There’s meaning hidden underneath each dish. ~ Ruth Reichl.
I had done this. I had pulled my life apart. I would never, ever be safe again. ~ Ruth Reichl.
It was Mac who first made me think about the way food brought people together – and kept them apart. ~ Ruth Reichl.
Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious. ~ Ruth Reichl.
Children, I came to understand, need you around, even if they ignore you. In fact they need you around so they can ignore you. ~ Ruth Reichl.
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