"You don't become a chef to become famous."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Eric Ripert on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Eric Ripert on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Eric Ripert on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Eric Ripert on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Eric Ripert on Ambrose Bierce
"America is a such a melting pot, I'm not sure if roast chicken is the classic comfort food for everybody."
"There is great food in Vegas."
"I don't follow the food trends."
"Money is not necessarily, although it helps a lot for happiness, it's not necessarily the best way to be happy, to be rich, you know."