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Alton Brown Quotes

Alton Brown Quotes & Quotations
Alton Brown
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    A lot of food shows need only to tempt. Some food shows only need to inspire, to empower. And there are a lot of shows that do that. Alton_BrownAlton Brown
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    Although I don't take myself very seriously, I do take my work extraordinarily seriously. Alton_BrownAlton Brown
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    Enough people have now mentioned Bill Nye the Science Guy to me that I now desperately avoid it all costs. Alton_BrownAlton Brown
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    For me, it was kind of like going into the military or something. And anybody - any male - who has ever worked in a French kitchen knows what I am talking about when I say that. Alton_BrownAlton Brown
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    I can't talk about anything or write about anything if I don't understand it. So a lot of the stuff that I go through and a lot of the time that I spend is understanding. Alton_BrownAlton Brown
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    I have nothing but sympathy for the people who are forced to work with me. I'm better now at picking out those that want to play that game with me, and those that don't. Alton_BrownAlton Brown
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    I kept thinking, 'Somebody has to make a food show that is actually educational and entertaining at the same time... a show that got down to the 'why things happen.' Plus, I hated my job - I didn't think it was very worthwhile. Alton_BrownAlton Brown
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    I like television. I still believe that television is the most powerful form of communication on Earth - I just hate what is being done with it. Alton_BrownAlton Brown
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    I looked for a very long time, knowing that it had to happen, but it took me a long time to find someone with the same background and whatnot and I finally found him. Alton_BrownAlton Brown
  • 10
    I love poking fun at myself. I have a rather mean sense of humor. Alton_BrownAlton Brown
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    I'm going from doing all of the work to having to delegate the work - which is almost harder for me than doing the work myself. I'm a lousy delegator, but I'm learning. Alton_BrownAlton Brown
  • 12
    In the end the French chef that nearly killed me became one of my best friends, and she could never quite understand how that happened. Alton_BrownAlton Brown
  • 13
    My college degree was in theater. But the real reason, if I have any success in that milieu, so to speak, is because I spent a lot of years directing, I spent a lot of years behind the camera. Alton_BrownAlton Brown
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    My feeling has always been that Good Eats would have never happened had it been left to a committee. Alton_BrownAlton Brown
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    Recipe writers hate to write about heat. They despise it. Because there aren't proper words for communicating what should be done with it. Alton_BrownAlton Brown
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    Seriously. I'm not very bright, and it takes a lot for me to get a concept - to really get a concept. To get it enough that it becomes part of me. But when it happens I get real excited about it. Alton_BrownAlton Brown
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    Take ice. Ice is fascinating to me. Ice is the one thing in our world that went from an agricultural product to being manufactured. Alton_BrownAlton Brown
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    The problem is I am both a procrastinator and a power junkie, so I am very frustrating to work with. Alton_BrownAlton Brown
  • 19
    Well, Food Network has complete control, since they own everything. But the way I like to put it is this: If you don't like Good Eats, it's my fault. Alton_BrownAlton Brown