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16 Interesting Quotes By Alice B. Toklas

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Famous As: Writer, Autobiographer, Memoirist

Born On: April 30, 1877

Died On: March 7, 1967

Born In: San Francisco

Died At Age: 89

Alice Babette Toklas was the life partner of American writer Gertrude Stein. She was a member of the avant-garde of the early 20th century. She met Gertrude Stein in 1907 at Paris, and this started a relationship, which lasted for nearly four decades, ending only in 1946 with Stein's death. They both operated a salon at their home and this salon attracted several expatriate American writers, such as Ernest Hemingway, Thornton Wilder, Paul Bowles, and Sherwood Anderson. The visitors to her salon also included some avant-garde painters, including Picasso, raque, Matisse. We have curated Alice Babette Toklas's prominent quotes, one-liners, and sayings from her writings, interviews, observations and life experiences. Have a look at some Alice B. Toklas' quotes on beauty, gardening, experience, food, art, sex, luxury, writing, France, mother, baby, cooking, mind, etc.
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In the menu, there should be a climax and a culmination. Come to it gently. One will suffice.

Alice B. Toklas

But I don't want nutrition. I want food!

Alice B. Toklas

Dawn comes slowly but dusk is rapid.

Alice B. Toklas

The first gathering of salads, radishes and herbs made me feel like a mother about her baby - how could anything so beautiful be mine?

Alice B. Toklas

There is nothing that is comparable to it, as satisfactory or as thrilling, as gathering the vegetables one has grown.

Alice B. Toklas

What is sauce for the goose may be sauce for the gander, but it is not necessarily sauce for the chicken, the duck, the turkey or the Guinea hen.

Alice B. Toklas

Sex is perhaps like culture - a luxury that only becomes an art after generations of leisurely acquaintance. Why we scarcely approach either as individuals - it's mass propulsion still!

Alice B. Toklas

The French write plays and paint as naturally as we play jazz - it's just a national gift.

Alice B. Toklas

The first gatherings of the garden in May of salads, radishes and herbs made me feel like a mother about her baby - how could anything so beautiful be mine. And this emotion of wonder filled me for each vegetable as it was gathered every year. There is nothing that is comparable to it, as satisfactory or as thrilling, as gathering the vegetables one has grown.

Alice B. Toklas

As if a cookbook had anything to do with writing.

Alice B. Toklas

Illness sets the mind free sometimes to roam and surmise.

Alice B. Toklas

I have just learned a delicious French usage. On wedding invitations when they say the mass is at noon they mean one o'clock -when they say at noon precise they mean half after twelve - and when they say at very precisely noon they mean noon.

Alice B. Toklas

Some time all kinds of letters will be published to the ineffable delight of endless readers.

Alice B. Toklas

Experience is never at bargain price.

Alice B. Toklas

Godiva was tired and old and Gertrude Stein in spring bought a new car...

Alice B. Toklas

This has been a most wonderful evening. Gertrude has said things tonight it will take her 10 years to understand.

Alice B. Toklas