Happy Birthday Julia Child! 10 Of Her Most Inspiring Quotes

Julia Child has inspired chefs and home cooks for over 50 years. She began her cooking career later in life and went on to create a legacy that celebrates the joy and excitement we can experience from cooking and eating great food.

Always the individual, Julia still delights us with her enthusiasm and passion for food and life that she shared on tv and in cookbooks. Here are some of her best quotes (all delivered with gusto, of course).

"Cooking well doesn’t mean cooking fancy."

"Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it."

"The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude."

"The measure of achievement is not winning awards. It’s doing something that you appreciate, something you believe is worthwhile."

"Everything in moderation…including moderation."

"The main thing is to have a gutsy approach and use your head."

"In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport."

"You learn to cook so that you don't have to be a slave to recipes. You get what's in season and you know what to do with it."

"Usually, one's cooking is better than one thinks it is."

"I think careful cooking is love, don't you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who's close to you is about as nice a valentine as you can give."

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