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What are some of the best Anthony Bourdain quotes?

  • 5:40 PM E.T., June 8, 2021
  • Updated: 6:06 PM E.T., June 8, 2021

ANTHONY Bourdain was a beloved celebrity chef, author and television personality before his tragic death on June 8, 2018.

The chef was known as curious about international kitchen and the human condition.

Anthony Bourdain passed away on June 8, 2018
Anthony Bourdain passed away on June 8, 2018Credit: Rex Features

What are some of the best Anthony Bourdain quotes?

Bourdain died by suicide in his hotel room in Strasbourg, France while filming an episode of his show, Parts Unknown.

Before are deadBourdain said or wrote some memorable quotes that fans still remember today.

“I always feel like I’m wrong, or that I need to change my mind,” he says. “Usually that feels good; sometimes it really hurts and it’s embarrassing.”

“I always feel like I’m wrong, or that I need to change my mind” – BourdainCredit: Kobal Collection – Shutterstock

What did Anthony Bourdain say about life and travel?

In a longer quote on travel and life, Bourdain wrote: The bad bits, a book published in 2006, “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world, you change things a little bit, you leave traces, however small.”

“And in return, life – and travel – leaves traces on you. Usually those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful. Often, however, they hurt.”

In a quote now somewhat haunted after his untimely passing, Bourdain wrote: No reservations: around the world on an empty stomach; “Travel is not always beautiful. It’s not always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart.”

“But it doesn’t matter,” he continued. “The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves traces on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart and on your body. You take something. Hopefully you leave something good behind.”

“Travel is not always beautiful.  It's not always comfortable
“Travel is not always beautiful. It’s not always comfortable” – Bourdain, no reservationsCredit: Splash News

What did Anthony Bourdain say about love?

As for love, the late chef is credited as having said, “You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together.”

He is also quoted as saying, “What can you do nicer to someone than have breakfast for them?” which – although not strictly about love – seems romantic in its own way.”

Anthony Bourdain was 61 when he died
Anthony Bourdain was 61 when he diedCredit: AP: Associated Press

What did Anthony Bourdain say about death?

A quote from Bourdain’s first book may contain one of his most profound quotes on the end of life.

“I’m not going anywhere. I hope,” he wrote in Confidential kitchen: adventures in the culinary underbelly.

“It has been an adventure. We have made a number of victims over the years. Things have broken. Things have been lost,” he continued.

“But I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.”

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When will Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain be released?

Roadrunner: a film about Anthony Bourdain, is a documentary about the late chef.

The doc will look at how Bourdain went from pro-chef to an established world-renowned food writer with his 2000 book Kitchen Confidential, which gave a behind-the-scenes look at the restaurant business.

The documentary, from Focus Features, will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 11 and hit theaters on July 16.

The film will also air on CNN and on HBO Max.

Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson on The Taste

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