Kate Christensen Famous Quotes & Sayings

Browse top 100 famous quotes and sayings by Kate Christensen. Read & share Kate Christensen quotes pictures with friends. Free using on Facebook, Twitter, blogs.

Top 100 Kate Christensen Quotes

#1. Food is not a means toward resolution. It can't cure heartbreak or solve untenable dilemmas. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1283607
#2. I started reading G. K. Chesterton's 'The Man Who Was Thursday' on a subway ride, almost missed my stop, and walked home thumbing pages. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1511619
#3. I think there's a part of my brain where food, language, and memory all intersect, and it's really powerful. I think I'm not alone in this. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1503038
#4. For writers and artists, it's always a balancing act between wanting to be the center of attention and wanting to be invisible and watch what's going on. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1493789
#5. Sometimes I think of blogging as finger exercises for a violinist; sometimes I think of it as mulching a garden. It is incredibly useful and helpful to my "real" writing. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1471773
#6. Writing blog posts is totally freeing in a whole new way for me. I'm not writing it for any editor, and I'm not being paid, so I can say whatever I want. I don't have to justify the cost of a book to readers; they get it for free, so expectations are naturally low. (And no one-star reviews!) - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1443455
#7. Although the pineapple had been widely disseminated for centuries among the native peoples of South and Central America, it didn't figure in European history until 1493. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1442564
#8. Finding my way into a novel is always half the battle. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1432278
#9. Now that I'm 50 and respectably settled in New England and markedly happier and more contented than I was in my youth, I modestly hope there's time to realize some of my youthful goals before I croak, but I'll take what I can get. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1414002
#10. The phrase 'blue plate special' has always been one of the homiest, coziest, most sweetly nostalgic phrases in the English language for me. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1394296
#11. I never liked dolls or played house. I read and wrote, climbed trees, collected rocks, rode my bike, and befriended boys, platonically. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1350719
#12. A relative of poison ivy and poison sumac, the cashew contains the same rash-inducing chemicals, known as urushiols, as its kin. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1327612
#13. Often I choose characters who express not my best self, but the sides of me I haven't developed or haven't expressed. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1291397
#14. Chan Marshall has one of the most haunting, wrenching voices of any current singer, male or female. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1547961
#15. She was fierce and opaque, and not breakable. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1277624
#16. 'Blue Plate Special' is the autobiography of my first half-century of life, with food as the subject. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1255061
#17. As my family saw them, men were untrustworthy, weak, and selfish. Our mother taught us to get along without them, to get along without much of anything, and to live well and have fun anyway. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1243056
#18. I have observed, through many years of living in north Brooklyn, that people, for example an ostensible group of friends, can be dangerous to one another. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1208510
#19. I grew up in an all-female family - two sisters and a mostly single mother - and we often bonded, in part, by disparaging men and feeling superior to them. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1206875
#20. Most of all, I love unfussy, unpretentious, simple food made with excellent ingredients. If I'm a snob, it's about quality, not cuisine. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1198389
#21. My first novel, 'In the Drink,' begun when I was 29 and floundering and published when I was 36 and married, was about a 29-year-old woman whose life was even more screwed up than my own had been. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1196291
#22. Friendship is a strange animal. It only thrives in voluntary enjoyment of each other's company, in the pleasure of nonobligatory connection. I repeat: You owe me nothing. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1192092
#23. To eat passionately is to allow the world in. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1127736
#24. I realized that I've had a really rocky relationship with food - it has not been a gauzy, beautiful summer of ripe melons and perfectly buttered toast. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1094997
#25. There are two kinds of ham: raw and cooked. Raw ham is cured with salt and/or smoke over time; cooked ham is boiled. Every culture that makes ham has its own unique and various methods. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1083718
#26. I regretted the solitary nature of the writer's life - other people, normal working people, spent their days with co-workers, rode the subway home with a crowd, walked through thronged streets. I worked at home, all by myself. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1758618
#27. It's hard for me to generalize about kids and divorce. I think every family's experience is different; some kids are devastated by it, others relieved, and so forth, no matter what generation they're from. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1876575
#28. Iggy Pop has a voice that's somehow simultaneously self-mocking, wild, precise, amused, righteous, cool, contained and bold. I don't know how he does what he does. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1869783
#29. I've always had rock star envy. Unfortunately, writing is a pedestrian, tame occupation done while sitting in coffee-stained pajamas in front of a computer rather than prowling around a huge stage in sweaty leather pants, so I have to get my kicks vicariously. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1835514
#30. As an adult I generally feel this pressure to be thin, not from men, but from other women. As a silent or not-so-silent competition, a constant monitoring of who's thinner, comments about it - either compliments or veiled insults doesn't matter - it always drives me nuts. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1831320
#31. Let nothing human be foreign to me - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1792576
#32. My 50th birthday approaching felt like a big milestone to me. I've lived half a century. If I write about food and use my life as a fulcrum to move the story along, maybe I've lived long enough to fashion a narrative that has a happy ending. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1785484
#33. My favorite way to cook a clam is in chowder. I was a New Yorker for 20 years, and I always loved tomato-based, celery-heavy Manhattan chowders. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1784317
#34. I've always subscribed to the notion that a writer always has something else to say, and the more you write, the more you have to write about, because the act of writing is self-generating. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1778612
#35. I never see myself as writing satire. I think I write about people as they really are, without making them better or worse. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1778447
#36. David Levi is a teacher as well as a chef, and, like most teachers, he loves to talk. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1767567
#37. Country ham is baked whole, usually with a glaze, sometimes studded with cloves, and served as the centerpiece of Christmas and Easter feasts. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1764550
#38. In the winter of 2012, as my fiftieth birthday approached, I began to write what turned into my autobiography, a look at my own life through the lens of food. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1764084
#39. If I fell into one relationship after another with men who were either emotionally tuned out and unavailable or hotheaded and controlling, or both, it was because I was lacking in good sense about men. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1068020
#40. I have always felt loneliest in the presence of other people. People I can't connect with. People I feel unseen by. People who make me feel insincere or uncomfortable. For me, loneliness comes from a sense of missing something. I never miss anything when I'm alone. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1746163
#41. 'American Music' is an inventive, passionate, pithy novel whose major theme is love itself and whose minor theme, music, is an emotional, meaningful counterpoint. Like Count Basie and His Orchestra, this book swings. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1738547
#42. Famously cancer fighting, laden with vitamins, minerals, soluble fiber, and phytonutrients, broccoli and its relatives are among the healthiest ingredients of the human diet. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1736672
#43. I don't feel that I've had a life of abuse or that I am a victim in any way. My life is pretty typical of a lot of Americans of my generation who grew up in the sixties in families like mine that were sort of unconventional. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1727951
#44. In literature, older women are not often given center stage. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1706387
#45. I scrambled to pack my things, glad I owned so little. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1678208
#46. Characters who don't suffer have no interest to me. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1649209
#47. Odalisque, prompting us to call him Dingolion and Dandelingo - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1646957
#48. Everything that has ever happened to me is still all with me. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1632961
#49. Living in New York City is one constant, ongoing literary pilgrimage. For 20 years, I lived among the ghosts of great writers and walked where they had walked. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1588287
#50. The New Nordic diet originated in 2004, when the visionary chefs Rene Redzepi and Claus Meyer called a symposium of regional chefs to address the public's increasing consumption of processed foods, additives, highly refined grains, and mass-produced poultry and meat. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1580758
#51. My youngest sister belonged to a group called the Twelve Tribes for many years. She recently left, with her husband and four children. Talking to her about her experiences in the group is fascinating, moving, and enlightening. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #155994
#52. Blogging is different from both journal-writing and writing for print. It's more fun than either of those. The freedom to write whatever I want and the unmediated connection with readers are the payoff. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #371559
#53. Broccoli, when overboiled, produces a sulfuric stench that causes children to gag the instant they enter the house. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #318559
#54. Nostalgia is a powerful drug. Under its influence, ordinary songs take on dimensions and powers, like emotional superheroes. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #310523
#55. Therapists have tremendous power over their vulnerable clients, and it is very easy to take advantage of this power. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #250082
#56. Even more than dying itself, I'm scared of the horror-movie changes that happen to the human body as it ages. I think of it as a sort of haunted-house effect, living inside a crumbling, creaking structure that is full of ghosts and will, some day, fall down. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #223488
#57. Ham is undoubtedly one of the most universally beloved of meats, at least in those parts of the world where it's not prohibited. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #207118
#58. Turning the blog into a book was extremely difficult, a tremendous amount of sustained, hard work. Blogging is easy; writing a book is difficult. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #194196
#59. Broccoli gets such a bad rap. This is perplexing to those of us who love that green, treelike, stalky vegetable. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #193772
#60. Although the point of blogging is that it doesn't pay, I often steal from my blog for paid publication. I've based several magazine essays on blog posts, as well as an entire book. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #186313
#61. When I was younger, I read all the great food memoirs, by M.F.K. Fisher and Laurie Colwin and Julia Child and Nicolas Freeling and Ruth Reichl, and felt flooded with a sense of comfort and safety. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #184708
#62. My father's grandparents came from Norway and settled in the Scandinavian bastion of Minnesota. As a little girl in Tempe, Arizona, I daydreamed about picking cloudberries by a fjord in a fresh Nordic wind. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #176753
#63. After my experiences with the 5:2 diet, I wasn't interested in a short-term fix that would fail later. I wanted a way of eating that made me lose weight without feeling deprived. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #165386
#64. I wrote my first novel in eighth grade for a boy named Kenny on whom I had an unrequited crush and who sat behind me in social studies. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #381949
#65. Each pineapple plant produces only one fruit per year. It can take up to two years for the pineapple to ripen, and it's important to wait, because once it's picked, it can't ripen any further. The unripe pineapple is not only horrible tasting but poisonous. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #145649
#66. I've always written about adultery because it raises the question of transgression and trouble. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #144858
#67. There's almost nothing you can't do with a cashew. Not only does it lend its nutty sweetness to savory dishes, it also gives desserts a deep richness. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #140112
#68. My blog is a celebration of the unexpected, settled, happy life I find myself living in Portland, Maine, at the ripe old age of fifty with someone I deeply love and am very happy with. That's part of why I started the blog. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #128306
#69. It gives me immense pleasure to be trustworthy, faithful, and true - to have the kind of romantic bond that inspires this. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #115097
#70. Across the Atlantic, in the scattered, far-flung, rural settlements of colonial America, hospitality had become a central concern, and hostesses, like peacocks displaying their iridescent plumage, tried to outdo one another with their creative food displays. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #93477
#71. To taste fully is to live fully. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #56363
#72. I think my blog is fairly circumspect and elliptical. I've written personal essays, but they are short and to the point: in and out, and that's that. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #50886
#73. With my friends in Brooklyn, many of them started out as artists. I saw many of these friends move into late middle age, still struggling without health insurance or a cushion. I saw people who had given up being artists. Being an artist necessitates a compromise or living on the edge. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #50045
#74. In 1990, when I had just arrived in New York City as a wet-behind-the-ears 20-something girl from Arizona, I spent a year or more working as the personal secretary and secret ghostwriter to an American-born countess in her apartment on the Upper East Side. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #44566
#75. If you've got cockles, those nickel-size, heart-shaped mollusks, and you want to get fancy, steam them, then toss the meat in finely ground cornmeal. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #43141
#76. Iggy Pop is God, if God looked half that good with his shirt off. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #806315
#77. Another benefit is that the more I blog, the more I maintain and develop a first-person voice, which translates into a much greater ease with writing personal essays. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1042815
#78. It happened every single day in Brooklyn: awaken to fresh glory, fall asleep to blight and ruin. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1041191
#79. I'm not a foodie - I'm an eater: I'm hungry. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1040501
#80. In the aftermath of a marriage, you feel helpless and hapless. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #944106
#81. Littlenecks and cherrystones are chewy and sweet on the half shell with mignonette, served raw. But a well-cooked clam is a toothsome, tender thing, full of that magical stuff known as clam liquor. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #940579
#82. I've never been an outward rebel, but inside, I just rebel deeply. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #924539
#83. If there's a rift in the marriage - if someone feels neglected, frustrated, tempted by others, or unsure - then trouble can easily arise. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #912436
#84. It's really hard for me, every day, to confront my writing. It never gets easier over time. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #910212
#85. I remember the moment I first became aware of aging. I was 30. I looked down at my knees, and the skin above them had become a little loose. And I thought, 'And so it begins!' - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #877780
#86. I procrastinate all morning. That's when I get my office work done and answer e-mails and see what's on the Internet and do laundry. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #864706
#87. I'd thought I had recovered for good from that sadness, but as I felt my marriage disintegrate, the memory of my raw yearning for babies and my husband's refusal to have them with me came back to me as part of the reason I was now leaving him. It felt like the heart of why I was so lonely with him. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #817296
#88. My sudden, unforeseen capitulation had knocked me backward, and I had nothing to hold on to. My internal weather was eerily calm, as if in a tornado's aftermath, birdsong, sunshine, supersaturated colors, wreckage all around, and myself, dazed and limping. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #807409
#89. Reading a Lydia Davis story collection is like reaching into what you think is a bag of potato chips and pulling out something else entirely: a gherkin, a pepper corn, a truffle, a piece of beef jerky. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #1430
#90. I wrote my first story when I was six or seven. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #750299
#91. I left New York in 2009 when I fell in love with someone who had a farmhouse in New Hampshire ... Portland, Maine, felt like the inevitable place for us. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #701230
#92. There's a certain time of day after sunset when people naturally seem to feel the urge to gather by a fire or a stove or a hibachi or another common source of heat and food, and hunker down together to eat and drink. Call it the blue hour. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #692056
#93. In the case of the cashew, someone, somewhere, a long time ago determined that it had to be roasted. The cashew was once nicknamed the blister nut, because if you try to eat it raw from the tree, your mouth pays the price. The cashew is not a nut, however; it's a seed. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #654809
#94. I've cooked plenty of meals when I was sad, lonely, depressed, angry, bored, and/or under the weather. My primary aim in these circumstances is generally to cheer myself up, to fill my stomach with something warm so I can feel comforted and fed, usually just with a quick soup or an omelet. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #654498
#95. Thank God for my hobgoblin, small-minded consistency ... - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #628658
#96. The male muse is an unaccountably rare thing in art. Where does that leave female artists looking for inspiration? - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #598483
#97. I wanted to write a food book, but I'm not a chef or an expert on culinary matters, to put it mildly. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #540523
#98. In a family of all girls, I was always the 'boy' in my mind - the protector, the masculine one. No one would ever have to worry about me. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #534292
#99. Reminded of what a diet really is, I began eating more slowly, being more conscious of when I was full. I started to enjoy my buckwheat bread with goat cheese and pureed butternut-squash soup as a response to real hunger. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #481692
#100. On Halloween, kids get to assume, for one night the outward forms of their innermost dread, and they're also allowed to take candy from strangers - the scariest thing of all. - Author: Kate Christensen
Kate Christensen Quotes #427184

Famous Authors

Popular Topics