"Are we Darwinists - where we live and let live? Or are we nurturing as a society? There has to be a standard of living that we decide to support."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Mario Batali on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Mario Batali on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Mario Batali on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Mario Batali on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Mario Batali on Mahatma Gandhi
"Bologna is the best city in Italy for food and has the least number of tourists. With its medieval beauty, it has it all."
"Finishing food is about the tiny touches. In the last seconds you can change everything."
"As they say in Italy, Italians were eating with a knife and fork when the French were still eating each other. The Medici family had to bring their Tuscan cooks up there so they could make something edible."
"I come from an Italian family. One of the greatest and most profound expressions we would ever use in conversations or arguments was a slamming door. The slamming door was our punctuation mark."
"The kitchen really is the castle itself. This is where we spend our happiest moments and where we find the joy of being a family."