The Best Paula Deen quotes

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A lot has been written about Paula Deen over the past few weeks, and there are doubtless many different opinions about her. Some people see her as a racist, others as an entrepreneurial inspiration. This blog post is not meant to take a stand on that issue – instead, it will focus on Deen’s story and how it can be inspirational for entrepreneurs. Despite having humble beginnings, Deen has built an empire worth millions of dollars, and she did it by relying on her own strengths and abilities. Her story is one of determination, hard work, and resilience in the face of adversity – something all entrepreneurs can learn from.

We are glad to present you the most inspiring Life, Cooking, Love, Cook quotes from Paula Deen, and much more.


About Paula Deen

birth of the author

January 19, 1947


Love is like smiling, it never fades and is contagious. — Paula Deen

Love is blind, but marriage is a real eye–opener. — Paula Deen

I love Hershey’s chocolate. I feel the same about chocolate as I do about wine. Connoisseurs like dark chocolate and they like nasty wine that doesn’t taste good to me. I don’t get it! — Paula Deen

You know, I understand that a lot of people, especially up north, put fruits and nuts in their stuffing, which is good, but for myself personally, I love an old–timey savory dressing. — Paula Deen

love is like smiling it never fades and is contagious Paula Deen quote

Would I have fired me? Knowing me? No. — Paula Deen


You know, nobody can ever cook as good as your mama. — Paula Deen

I know I can cook, but the place where I cook… it’s a mess! I’m very disorganized. — Paula Deen

I really didn’t have an interest in being in the kitchen until after I was married, when I was 18. It didn’t take me long to realize that Mama was not going to show up at my house every day and cook. — Paula Deen

You know, not everybody can afford to pay $58 for prime rib or $650 for a bottle of wine. My friends and I cook for regular families who worry about feeding their kids and paying the bills. — Paula Deen

you know nobody can ever cook as good as your mama Paula Deen quote


Life is too short to wonder where you hid your waffle maker. — Paula Deen

I don’t want to spend my life not having good food going into my pie hole. That hole was made for pies. — Paula Deen

I was determined to share my positive approach and not let diabetes stand in the way of enjoying my life. — Paula Deen

Growing up, I had a very busy social life. It wasn’t until I was a sophomore in high school that I asked Mama if I could come into the kitchen and have her teach me how to cook something. — Paula Deen

I believe that… every one of God’s creatures was created equal. I believe that everyone should be treated equal, that’s the way I was raised and that’s the way I live my life. — Paula Deen

life is too short to wonder where you hid your waffle maker Paula Deen quote

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! — Paula Deen

I’m making little changes in my life to take care of myself, like putting in a mile or two on my treadmill every day. — Paula Deen


Cooking has always brought me a happiness that I didn’t think was available. I just fire up the stove, and things start to fade away. — Paula Deen

Stone–ground grits are wonderful, but because they take so long to cook, I usually go with quick cooking grits–which I also love. But I never make the instant kind–some things a Southerner just won’t do! — Paula Deen

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People see me on TV two and three times a day, and see me cooking all these wonderfully Southern, fattening dishes. That’s only 30 days out of 365. And it’s for entertainment. — Paula Deen

Onions and bacon cooking up just makes your kitchen smell so good. In fact, one day I’m going to come up with a room deodorizer that smells like bacon and onions. It’s a fabulous smell. — Paula Deen

Inspiring Phrases From Paula Deen

I will never use a substitute for butter. Margarine is one molecule away from eating plastic. If I’m going to eat that type of food, it’s going to be the real deal. — Paula Deen

There’s not one food that causes diabetes. What causes Type II diabetes is being overweight… I’ve just come to grips, over the past four or five months, with my diabetes. — Paula Deen

I’m so thankful. God has been so good and generous. — Paula Deen

I is what I is, and I’m not changing. — Paula Deen

i m so thankful god has been so good and generous Paula Deen quote

There’s so much going on. I almost never have a moment. — Paula Deen

I’ve got two vices: cigarettes and taters. — Paula Deen

I am proud to be a Southerner. — Paula Deen

PAULA DEEN Quotes Take Away

Paula Deen is an inspiration to all. She has faced incredible adversity, but has come out the other side with a message of hope and love. Her quotes are sure to motivate you to achieve your goals and be your best self. We hope that these quotes have inspired you as much as they have inspired us. If you’re looking for more motivation, check our courses page where we offer life-changing advice on how to live your best life.


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