11 Gordon Ramsay Quotes To Live By

11 Gordon Ramsay Quotes To Live By

Wise words we aim for, as dished out by celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsay.
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Celebrity Chef, Gordon Ramsay, has cooked up the attention of many adoring fans. From his famously savage insults to his many videos and television shows, Ramsay never fails to keep audiences entertained. What we don’t know, is that aside from the hilarious digs, he’s also dished out some inspirational quotes to live by.

1. Moving on from past experiences

“I don't like looking back. I'm always constantly looking forward. I'm not the one to sort of sit and cry over spilt milk. I'm too busy looking for the next cow.”

2. The true language of cooking

“Cooking is about passion, so it may look slightly temperamental in a way that it's too assertive to the naked eye.”

3. Kitchens are a force to be reckoned with

“Kitchens are hard environments and they form incredibly strong characters.”

4. Vulgarity and its place in this world

“Swearing is industry language. For as long as we're alive it's not going to change. You've got to be boisterous to get results.”

5. Finding who you are

“I am what I am. A fighter.”

6. Loving what you do

“I cook, I create, I'm incredibly excited by what I do, I've still got a lot to achieve.”

7. Relationships with others

“The minute you start compromising for the sake of massaging somebody's ego, that's it, game over.”

8. Career vs Home Life

“I think every chef, not just in America, but across the world, has a double-edged sword - two jackets, one that's driven, a self-confessed perfectionist, thoroughbred, hate incompetence and switch off the stove, take off the jacket and become a family man.”

9. Bouncing back from times of error

“I've had a lot of success; I've had failures, so I learn from the failure.”

10. To keep going, and never stop

“If I relaxed, if I took my foot off the gas, I would probably die.”

11. Even something for when traveling with a significant other

“If I can give you one strong piece of advice, when you go away for that romantic weekend, whatever you do, do not accept or take the upgrade to the honeymoon suite.”

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Sorry Not Sorry, My Parents Paid For My Coachella Trip

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With Coachella officially over, lives can go back to normal and we can all relive Beyonce’s performance online for years to come. Or, if you were like me and actually there, you can replay the experience in your mind for the rest of your life, holding dear to the memories of an epic weekend and a cultural experience like no other on the planet.

And I want to be clear about the Beyonce show: it really was that good.

But with any big event beloved by many, there will always be the haters on the other side. The #nochella’s, the haters of all things ‘Chella fashion. And let me just say this, the flower headbands aren’t cultural appropriation, they’re simply items of clothing used to express the stylistic tendency of a fashion-forward event.

Because yes, the music, and sure, the art, but so much of what Coachella is, really, is about the fashion and what you and your friends are wearing. It's supposed to be fun, not political! Anyway, back to the main point of this.

One of the biggest things people love to hate on about Coachella is the fact that many of the attendees have their tickets bought for them by their parents.

Sorry? It’s not my fault that my parents have enough money to buy their daughter and her friends the gift of going to one of the most amazing melting pots of all things weird and beautiful. It’s not my fault about your life, and it’s none of your business about mine.

All my life, I’ve dealt with people commenting on me, mostly liking, but there are always a few that seem upset about the way I live my life.

One time, I was riding my dolphin out in Turks and Cacaos, (“riding” is the act of holding onto their fin as they swim and you sort of glide next to them. It’s a beautiful, transformative experience between human and animal and I really think, when I looked in my dolphin’s eye, that we made a connection that will last forever) and someone I knew threw shade my way for getting to do it.

Don’t make me be the bad guy.

I felt shame for years after my 16th birthday, where my parents got me an Escalade. People at school made fun of me (especially after I drove into a ditch...oops!) and said I didn’t deserve the things I got in life.

I can think of a lot of people who probably don't deserve the things in life that they get, but you don't hear me hating on them (that's why we vote, people). Well, I’m sick of being made to feel guilty about the luxuries I’m given, because they’ve made me who I am, and I love me.

I’m a good person.

I’m not going to let the Coachella haters bring me down anymore. Did my parents buy my ticket and VIP housing? Yes. Am I sorry about that? Absolutely not.

Sorry, not sorry!

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I'm A Hipster-Looking White Girl And I Would NEVER Be Arrested At Starbucks For Waiting For My Friend

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If I waited for my friend at Starbucks, I would not be arrested.

That's a statement you can agree with if you take a look at me. I'm a 5'5" white girl with pretty hipster-looking glasses; honestly, I blend right into the place. But when someone enters that space who is stereotypically deemed "threatening" because of hyped up, racist conversations around them, they'll probably get a few glaring glances and elongated, intense stares.

In cases like these, they might even get the police called on them, ending in their arrest.

In Philadelphia, the police came to arrest two black men at a local Starbucks. Their crime? Attempting to use the bathroom before they placed their orders while they waited for a friend to show up. I really don't think anyone would call 911 if I tried to do that. I don't "appear" threatening, nor do I have negative stereotypes around me that would enforce a fearful view of who I am and what I'm "capable of."

That's the issue at hand. It's that I know for a fact I—and the same is likely for any other white person who was dressed like or looked like me—would not have the police called on me. I have so much privilege I don't even know what to do with it. Walking into a coffee shop and waiting for a friend would not inspire a sense of panic or worry in me because, unless I seriously caused a disruptive scene or performed any behavior not permitted or normalized within that space and didn't stop, the police would have no business going near me, and they had no business apprehending these men.

Let's not pretend we don't see what's happening here.

Let's speak out against the treatment of innocent people because of the color of their skin and existing fears of and stereotypes against them. My dream is to live in a racism-free world, and the only way we can achieve that is if we stand up for strangers to whom wrong has been done.

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