40 Ruth Reichl Quotes from Famous American Chef and Writer

Ruth Reichl is an American chef, food writer, journalist and editor.

Ruth Reichl is the winner of six James Beard Foundation Awards.

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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 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.


We slid along water reds and greens, the changing lights captured in the canvas of wet tar. ~ 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.

That’s the most terrible thing about being a child; you’re convinced that it’s all your fault. ~ Ruth Reichl. Lulu. ~ Ruth Reichl.

I decided that it wasn’t pretty that I felt, but confident. ~ 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.


Reminded us how exciting it was to abandon security and run toward the life that is waiting. ~ 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.

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.

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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