TOP 50 Famous Quotes of Paula Deen

Paula Ann H. Deen, a Food Chef and Cooking Show Star is recognized for her famous talks about racism, Food, Career, Motivations, Commitments, American Dream.

TOP 50 Famous Lines

  1. Growing up, I had a very busy social life. It wasn’t until I was a sophomore in high school that I asked Mama if I could come into the kitchen and have her teach me how to cook something.
  2. I am so blessed. I’ve been way over-blessed. At 64 years old, I look forward to going to bed every night so I can wake up in the morning and see what blessing is going to come my way that day. Because you never, ever know what God’s got in store for you.
  3. We have made a commitment to feed 20-million people over the next two years. We are somewhere around 10 million. But I can promise you that we are not going to stop at 20 million. Because of hunger, there is almost no cure for it. You can take care of the problem today, but it is a recurring problem.
  4. “I’m more spiritual than I am religious. I don’t go to church; I go to the beach.”
  5. There’s not one food that causes diabetes. What causes Type II diabetes is being overweight… I’ve just come to grips, over the past four or five months, with my diabetes.
  6. I don’t care what the haters and naysayers say. If they make jokes about me, I’ll laugh because they’ll probably be funny.
  7. Of course, I will continue to share my favorite Southern recipes, just like my mama, grandmother and family shared with me over the years. And now, I’ll be adding a little bit of a lighter touch to some of these wonderful dishes.
  8. I will never use a substitute for butter. Margarine is one molecule away from eating plastic.
  9. In order to have good fried chicken, you should wash and season the bird the morning you’re preparing it for dinner. Don’t wait and do it right before you start cooking. Throw it in the refrigerator, seasoned, that morning, and give it a chance to soak up all the salt and pepper and goodness.
  10. Without a doubt, all of us are in the presence of the greatest humanitarian in the   world.
  11. I don’t know how to say this to you in a nice way, but it has to cover my front privates, i am aware of ‘catfish belly’ arms. Have you ever seen a catfish? You know how they have a smooth floppy belly on them? Well, that’s what we refer to as ‘catfish belly’ arms.
  12. “Everyday you wake up on the right side of the dirt is a good one.”
  13. I’ve been trying to do this for years, And one of my most asked questions out  there — whether it’s in person, through the mail, or on Facebook — is ‘Paula, where did you get that top? Where did you get that outfit?’ So I wanted to do something like this because I understand the body that’s not perfect. You see all these things made for bananas. Well, I’m an apple. Most women are an apple or a pear. There are not many bananas.
  14. Stone-ground grits are wonderful, but because they take so long to cook, I usually go with quick cooking grits – which I also love. But I never make the instant kind – some things a Southerner just won’t do!
  15. We were walking on the floor. We weren’t cutting the TV off at all just hoping to get a glimpse of him.
  16. I don’t want to spend my life not having good food going into my pie hole. That hole was made for pies.
  17. I am living proof that the American dream still exists. It is still alive and well. There is only one trick, you have to be willing to roll up your sleeves and work very, very hard.”
  18. “Love is blind, but marriage is a real eye-opener.”
  19. “There was one thing my daddy wouldn’t tolerate in any shape, form or fashion, and that was being unkind or rude to somebody. That was just very important to my folks. And as it turns out, that was a legacy that he left me that money can’t buy, is how to be able to treat people.”
  20. “You know, I am so sick of cuttin’ on my television and everyone on it is obsessed with livin’ forever. Well, I have a news flash: Ain’t none of us gettin’ out of her alive.”
  21. “I believe that everyone should be treated equally. That’s the way I was raised, and that’s the way I live my life.”
  22. “You know, I understand that a lot of people, especially up north, put fruits and nuts in their stuffing, which is good, but for myself personally, I love an old-timey savory dressing.”
  23. I’m so glad I’m not a dentist. How many times does someone say, ‘Oh, Doc, it felt so good when you were drilling my teeth’? Never. But when you give someone a wonderful cookie, you put a little of yourself in, and you see someone’s face light up – that’s immediate approval.
  24. It was hard to believe in our country in this day and age that these people we’re just trapped,
  25. Change doesn’t happen overnight. It starts with the desire, then one small step in the right direction.
  26. “Down South, even our vegetables have some pig hidden somewhere in it. A vegetable isn’t a vegetable without a little ham hock.”
  27. The thought of eating rabbit and squirrels doesn’t appeal to me. And that was on our table quite often as a kid. In your uppity restaurants, they serve a lot of rabbit. But I just can’t help but think of Peter. And deer, I can’t go there, because of Bambi.
  28. “Celebrating the times of your life, and the life in your times.
  29. “Well what I would really like is a bunch of little n***ers to wear long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts and black bow ties. You know, in the Shirley Temple days, they used to tap dance around. Now, that would be a true Southern wedding wouldn’t it? But we can’t do that because the media would be on me about that,”
  30. If you’ve got a good idea and you’re willing to do whatever it takes to pursue it, keep your head up and eyes open because you don’t know when opportunity will come knocking.
  31. “I loved my own Grandparents with all my heart. I learned important lessons from them about how to treat people, how to cook and how to work…..they showered us kids with love and left the parenting to Momma and Daddy. That’s the beauty of being a grandparent – the hard work belongs to someone else. I guess I never really understood the depth of their love for me until I became a grandmother myself… it is unlike any other relationship.”
  32. There was one thing my daddy wouldn’t tolerate in any shape, form or fashion, and that was being unkind or rude to somebody. That was just very important to my folks. And as it turns out, that was a legacy that he left me that money can’t buy, is how to be able to treat people.
  33. When it’s said and done, the one thing I want to leave on this earth is hope. I have felt hopelessness, and it’s a terrible feeling. Hopelessness will destroy you. I want to bring hope to other people.
  34. Don’t ever give up. You can’t let discouragement get you down. You can always find negative people that will try to discourage you from your goals. You can’t be discouraged, and you can’t let the word “no” stop you.
  35. Working with family is probably one of the hardest things in business, but it can also be one of the most rewarding. You have to be very, very careful that you don’t overstep the boundaries that you wouldn’t with anyone else. Sometimes, we think that the unconditional love they have for us makes overstepping boundaries alright. It’s really not. You have to work harder to not damage the family dynamic. That lasts forever.
  36. “Onions and bacon cooking up just makes your kitchen smell so good. In fact, one day I’m going to come up with a room deodorizer that smells like bacon and onions. It’s a fabulous smell.”
  37. I found that when I went from Albany to Savannah, that I needed to put that white rice away, and I needed to turn that into Savannah red rice because they were big into that sausage, tomato-y, bell pepper-y rice mixture.
  38. Bein’ rich is having leftovers. Good leftovers make yo’ tongue fly outta yo’ mouth and smack yo’ brains out.
  39. “I have my new food line in the works – I think it’s over 200 items. Hopefully I can make a difference; it’s delicious food that’s just so easy. I think it’ll help people enjoy their lives… it’s good!”
  40. The thought of eating rabbit and squirrels doesn’t appeal to me. And that was on our table quite often as a kid. In your uppity restaurants, they serve a lot of rabbit. But I just can’t help but think of Peter. And deer, I can’t go there, because of Bambi.
  41. Having an audience is almost like plugging me into an electrical outlet. People feed me so much of their energy. We had a great time. It’s all about the fellowship.
  42. “I pay people very, very well – probably more than I have to. But that costs me less money in the long run because I’m not having to constantly train somebody. I pay them enough that they don’t go seeking a higher scale at the next restaurant.”
  43. I am guilty of buying way too many gadgets – way too many! And though I try to keep things nice and orderly, sometimes I get distracted and stick saucepans where the stock pots should go.
  44. “On my show I share all these yummy, fattening recipes, but I tell people, in moderation, in moderation. You can have that little piece of pie.”
  45. I wake up every morning happy for where I am in life. It’s not all about the cooking, but the fact that I can contribute by using my influence to help people all over the country. In the last two years, my partners and I have fed more than 10 million hungry people by bringing meat to food banks.
  46. I think no matter what the occasion may be, you can never go wrong by showing up at the dinner table with a hot plate of fried chicken.
  47. In my house, the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Game have always been a grand tradition for ringing in the New Year. To serve as Grand Marshal is a dream  come true and I look forward to sharing the celebration with all of the fans and viewers worldwide.
  48. “If there’s anyone out there that has never said something that they wish they could take back — if you’re out there, please pick up that stone and throw it so hard at my head that it kills me. Please. I want to meet you…I am what I am, and I’m not changing.”
  49. The first thing I did was give up sweet tea because I drank so much. I’d start drinking at lunchtime and wouldn’t set it down until I went to bed. When you calculate how much empty calories and how much sugar I was consuming, it was staggering. So I haven’t had a glass of sweet tea in three years.
  50. “I love Hershey’s chocolate. I feel the same about chocolate as I do about wine. Connoisseurs like dark chocolate and they like nasty wine that doesn’t taste good to me. I don’t get it!”
Brian Lee
Founder of Darbaroud.com: I like to write about self-improvement and achieving excellence, and believe that it is these qualities that ultimately make people successful in life.

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