Quotes by Alice B. Toklas

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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.

Four of the five basic French sauces are certainly unknown even by name to half the population of France.
Dawn comes slowly but dusk is rapid.
Illness sets the mind free sometimes to roam and surmise.
Now I ask you what is the impulse that comes from the possession of even the kindest heart compared to real faith in God and a hereafter. Without it one just plods on.
Can one be inspired by rows of prepared canned meals? Never. One must get nearer to creation to be able to create, even in the kitchen.
Comparing the cooking of a dish to the painting of a picture, it has always seemed to me that however much the cook or painter did to cover any weakness would not in the least avail. Such devices would only emphasize the weakness.

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