"I don't have a long family history of good cooks in my family."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Bobby Flay on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Bobby Flay on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Bobby Flay on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Bobby Flay on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Bobby Flay on Thomas Jefferson
"My contribution I hope is to get people to eat full-flavored food. If I could come away with that alone, that would be a fantastic accomplishment. I'm also very proud of being a very American chef."
"Even if the chef has a good business head, his focus should be behind kitchen doors. A business partner should take care of everything in front of the kitchen doors."
"I want to go to college and go back to Georgetown. It's a really cool place."
"I think a lot of times people design restaurants with flash in mind. I think you should design restaurants with function in mind. Make sure it's functional and works with what you're trying to accomplish. Design can come later."
"For me, it's all about moderation. I don't kick things out of my diet, like carbs. But I'm not going to eat fast food."