When I got to France I realized I didn't know very much about food at all. I'd never had a real cake. I'd had those cakes from cake mixes or the ones that have a lot of baking powder in them. A really good French cake doesn't have anything like that in it — it's all egg power.
I know you can do anything you put your mind to and the exterior doesn't matter.
One person who has mastered life is better than a thousand persons who have mastered only the contents of books, but no one can get anything out of life without God.
The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite. Without this, it is impossible to accumulate, within the allotted span, enough experience of eating to have anything worth setting down.
When you look good, you feel good. Confidence with what you're wearing is very important. If you feel good, you will always perform your best without worrying about anything.
The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.
Never was anything great achieved without danger.
The cynic says, 'One man can't do anything'. I say, 'Only one man can do anything'.
I'll try anything. What are they gonna do, kick me out of show business?
As soon as I finish one thing, there's always something else on the horizon I want to do. I don't have any intention of retiring from anything.
Anything – quotes and aphorisms
There is a sense of emptiness when you finish any film because you're empty and you can't give anything more to it anymore.
There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation — veneer isn't worth anything.
Democrats never agree on anything, that's why they're Democrats. If they agreed with each other, they would be Republicans.
I've never wanted to do anything but be a newspaperman ever since I was 13.
I don't know anything about Osama Bin Laden that doesn't come to me through the filter of the West and its propaganda.
I don't rule out anything in my future.
I think everyone has dreams, and it's just how you go about pursuing that. And I think anybody can do anything that they set their mind to. So if you set your mind to do something, and you exhaust every opportunity, I think you're going to get there.
I was well acquainted with the Calcutta literary circle since I was 17, when I lived in Bangladesh and published and edited a little magazine called 'Sejuti', for which young poets from both Bengals wrote. If you look at my life, there is no question of using anyone for anything. I have only got banned, blacklisted and banished.
Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.
During the holiday season, it's easy to forget that sometimes the best gift of all is simply the gift of time. I can't think of anything a writer would appreciate more than being given time and space to work.