Most Popular Julia Child Quotes

Julia Child – the American chef who brought the art of French cooking to the USA and changed the way they eat and cook forever. As we celebrate Julia Child’s 100th birthday today, we remember the lessons and pieces of advice she has shared with us, not just with cooking, but life in general.

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Julia is known for her cooking prowess, her wit, her larger than life personality, and, of course, her unique voice. She may have passed away 8 years ago, but her legacy will continue on.


My Favorite Julia Child Quotes


“…small helpings, no seconds, no snacking, and a little bit of everything.” – Julia Child

A lesson on proportions when it comes to eating. 🙂


“People who love to eat are always the best people.” – Julia Child

I somehow agree, being a certified foodie. 😉


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“A cookbook is only as good as its poorest recipe.” – Julia Child


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“Always start out with a larger pot than what you think you need.” – Julia Child


“Cooking is like love; it should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” – Julia Child
So true!


“Cooking is one failure after another, and that’s how you finally learn.” – Julia Child
And this is exactly what she did with her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking. It took 10 years to make!


“Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang! You never want to go out with a whimper.” – Julia Child


“Everything in moderation, including moderation.” – Julia Child


“Fat gives things flavor.” – Julia Child
Hello, bacon lovers! 🙂


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“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” – Julia Child
My mantra! 🙂


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“I believe in red meat. I’ve often said: red meat and gin.” – Julia Child

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“I enjoy cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food I’m cooking.” – Julia Child
I ADORE Julia’s wit! 🙂


“I find that if I just taste everything and eat small portions I maintain my weight. I watch my fat intake, but I eat hearty.” – Julia Child
I have to keep this in mind. 😉


“I think every woman should have a blowtorch.” – Julia Child


“I think the inner person is the most important…. I would like to see an invention that keeps the mind alert. That’s what is important.” – Julia Child


“I was 32 when I started cooking. Up until then, I just ate.” – Julia Child


“If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” – Julia Child


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“If you’re in a good profession, it’s hard to get bored, because you’re never finished. There will always be work you haven’t done.” – Julia Child


“In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.” – Julia Child


“In spite of food fads, fitness programs, and health concerns, we must never lose sight of a beautifully conceived meal.” – Julia Child


“It’s fun to get together and have something good to eat at least once a day. That’s what human life is all about – enjoying things.” – Julia Child
I agree! We tend to be too busy with work or career, house chores and maintaining our sanity without thinking that we need to relax and enjoy life.


“It’s so beautifully arranged on the plate — you know someone’s fingers have been all over it.” – Julia Child
Julia is not a fan of intensely or over styled dishes.


“Learn how to cook – try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all, have fun.” – Julia Child


“Life itself is the proper binge.” – Julia Child


“Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health.” – Julia Child


“No one is born a great cook; one learns by doing. – Julia Child


“Once you have mastered a technique, you barely have to look at a recipe again.” – Julia Child
Practice makes perfect! 🙂


“Personally, I don’t think pure vegetarianism is a healthy lifestyle. I’ve often wondered to myself: Does a vegetarian look forward to dinner, ever?” – Julia Child
Made me wonder too. If I was vegetarian, eating might become a chore. 😀


“The best way to execute French cooking is to get good and loaded and whack the hell out of a chicken. Bon appetit.” – Julia Child


“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” – Julia Child


“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” – Julia Child
So you’re not too full when the steak’s finally done. 😉




“The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all of the time.” – Julia Child

True! 🙂


“You are the boss of that dough.” – Julia Child


“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” – Julia Child


“You’ll never know everything about anything, especially something you love.” – Julia Child


“…nothing is too much trouble if it turns out the way it should.” – Julia Child


“Just speak very loudly and quickly, and state your position with utter conviction, as the French do, and you’ll have a marvelous time!” – Julia Child


“Until I discovered cooking, I was never really interested in anything.” – Julia Child


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