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TF Blog Quotations 2019
753 - January 24, 2019
- Nigella Lawson
- William E. Channing
- Wilfrid Laurier
- C. JoyBell C.
- Winston Churchill
- Albrecht Dürer
- George Addair
- Nelson Mandela
- Shannon Thunderbird
- Louise Penny
Nigella Lawson
     She is an English journalist, broadcaster, television
personality, gourmet, and food writer. She is the daughter of
Nigel Lawson, a former Chancellor of the Exchequer, and
Vanessa Lawson, whose family owned the J. Lyons and Co.
food and catering business.
     She has written over 10 books on Food. She has enjoyed
a successful career in cookery, she is not a trained chef, and
does not like being referred to as a "celebrity chef".
Furthermore, she does not see herself as a cook or an expert
in her field. Throughout Lawson's television programmes, she
emphasises that she cooks for her own pleasure, for
enjoyment, and that she finds cooking therapeutic. When
deciding upon which recipes to feature in her books,
she takes the view of the eater, stating, "If it's something
I don't want to carry on eating once I'm full, then I don't
want the recipe ... I have to feel that I want to cook the
thing again".
Book "At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking"
288 pages - April 10 2018 >
There is always a ribbon of chaos running through
anything you do in life, let alone just cooking. But at least
with cooking, you can impose a certain amount of order
and in the rest of life, sometimes you can't.
- Nigella Lawson

It is not the quantity
but the quality of knowledge
which determines the mind's dignity.
- William Ellery Channing

Let them look to the past, but let them also look to the future;
let them look to the land of their ancestors,
but let them look also to the land of their children.
- Wilfrid Laurier, prime minister of Canada 1896–1911, lawyer, journalist, politician (born November 20, 1841 in St-Lin, Canada East; died February 17, 1919 in Ottawa, Ontario ). As leader of the Liberal Party 1887–1919 and prime minister 1896–1911, Laurier was the dominant political figure of his era.

When you walk into a chocolate store, suddenly the most difficult decision you will ever have to make in your life, is which chocolates to pick! It is pure torture! Especially when you are in Belgium surrounded by Belgian chocolates!
- C. JoyBell C.

Dictators ride to and fro on tigers from which they dare not dismount.
And the tigers are getting hungry.
- Winston Churchill

If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.
- Albrecht Dürer, sometimes spelt in English as Durer or Duerer, without umlaut, was a painter, printmaker, and theorist of the German Renaissance. Born in Nuremberg, Dürer established his reputation and influence across Europe when he was still in his twenties due to his high-quality woodcut prints.

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
- George Addair, born: March 1, 1823; died: September 29, 1899, was a real-estate developer in post Civil War Atlanta.

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

Bullying, jealousy, hate, greed, lies, arrogance, searing self-absorption, destructive 'power over' mentalities are wasteful pursuits and causes the human heart to fall to the ground. It is beyond healing, beyond human conscience when women fight with each other. We are Mother Earth's heartbeat, it is our responsibility to bring peace, harmony and balance back to the world. This will not happen if we continue to find fault with ourselves and perpetuate it on our sisters.
- Shannon Thunderbird,Tsimshian singer and storyteller Note: The Tsimshian are an indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Their communities are mostly in coastal British Columbia and far southern Alaska, around Terrace and Prince Rupert in British Columbia, and Alaska's Annette Islands.

It was the sort of day that drew you outside. Even though you knew better. And once you were outside, the cold gripped you, burning your lungs, soldering your nostrils together with every breath. It brought tears to your eyes. Freezing the lashes so that you had to pry your lids apart. And yet, gasping for breath, you still stood there. Just a little longer. To be part of such a day. Before retreating back inside to the hearth and hot chocolate, or tea, or strong, rich café au lait. And the mail.
- Louise Penny, from her book "Kingdom of the Blind: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel"
Born: January 6, 1960 (age 59 - 2019), Wandsworth, London, England
Canada Banknotes
5 Canadian Dollar Polymer Note > March 25, 2013
Sir Wilfrid Laurier,
Prime Minister of Canada
Albrecht Dürer
Hare, 1502