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15 memorable Anthony Bourdain quotes that show why the celebrity chef and author was so beloved

Business Insider | Jun 9, 2018, 12.49AM IST

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Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was known for his colorful quotes, which inspired many.

  • Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain died Friday in France at the age of 61, in what his employer CNN described as a suicide.
  • Known as the former executive chef of the now-closed Brasserie Les Halles, the host of CNN's "Parts Unknown," and the author of "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly," Bourdain had a love for travel and food.
  • Bourdain also had a way with words - his memorable and colorful quotes touched the lives of those he met and those he never knew.

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead in France Friday morning of what his employer CNN described as a suicide. He was 61.

Bourdain was the former executive chef of the now-closed Brasserie Les Halles, the host of CNN's "Parts Unknown" and the author of "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly." He was equally as famous for his colorful remarks on everything from success and spontaneity to food and sex.

His quotes helped bring his adventures, experience, and wisdom into homes all over the world. As his girlfriend Asia Argento said in a statement released on Twitter, "His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many."

Here, some of Bourdain's most memorable advice, quotes, and quips that show why he was so beloved.

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or has had thoughts of harming themselves or taking their own life, get help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provides 24/7, free, confidential support for people in distress, as well as best practices for professionals and resources to aid in prevention and crisis situations.

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