"I know most people use their phones to tell time, but there's something very romantic and beautiful about a timepiece."
"Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow."Padma Lakshmi on William Shakespeare
"Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance."Padma Lakshmi on Oscar Wilde
"The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime."Padma Lakshmi on Billy Graham
"A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure."Padma Lakshmi on Charlie Chaplin
"Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw."Padma Lakshmi on Fran Lebowitz
"In truth, I am a single mother. But I don't feel alone at all in parenting my daughter. Krishna has a whole other side of her family who loves her, too. And so Krishna is parented by me, but also by her grandmother and aunts and cousins and uncles and friends."
"I think wine is such a big universe that it's kind of like food - it's intimidating to a lot of people, myself included."
"People always comment about my clothes. They don't think a fashionable woman can love food and be knowledgeable and actually cook."
"The best thing you can do for someone is make them a beautiful plate of food. How else can you invade someone's body without actually touching them?"
"Wine, like food, is so emotional. If you think about it, so much of the courting ritual is surrounded by wine and food. There's a built-in romance to wine."