"I am living proof that the American dream still exists. It is still alive and well. There is only one trick, you have to be willing to roll up your sleeves and work very, very hard."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Paula Deen on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Paula Deen on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Paula Deen on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Paula Deen on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Paula Deen on Maya Angelou
"It's amazing how good getting up and moving makes you feel."
"I'll keep peace at all cost, even if I choke to death on my tongue."
"You don't want to make a steady diet of just lettuce. You don't want to make a steady diet of fried chicken."
"Of course, I will continue to share my favorite Southern recipes, just like my mama, grandmother and family shared with me over the years. And now, I'll be adding a little bit of a lighter touch to some of these wonderful dishes."
"I have my new food line in the works - I think it's over 200 items. Hopefully I can make a difference it's delicious food that's just so easy. I think it'll help people enjoy their lives... it's good!"