„Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold
And the mate of the Nancy brig,
And a bo'sun tight and a midshipmite
And the crew of the captain's gig.“
„With its weird red earth and its alien flora and fauna - the eucalyptus trees and kangaroos - Australia was the eighteenth-century equivalent of Mars. This helps explain why the first official response to the discovery of New South Wales by Captain Cook in 1770 was to identify it as the ideal dumping ground for criminals.“
— Niall Ferguson British historian 1964
Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World (2003)
„It would be difficult to describe the subtle brotherhood of men that was here established on the seas. No one said that it was so. No one mentioned it. But it dwelt in the boat, and each man felt it warm him. They were a captain, an oiler, a cook, and a correspondent, and they were friends, friends in a more curiously iron-bound degree than may be common. The hurt captain, lying against the water-jar in the bow, spoke always in a low voice and calmly, but he could never command a more ready and swiftly obedient crew than the motley three of the dingey. It was more than a mere recognition of what was best for the common safety. There was surely in it a quality that was personal and heartfelt. And after this devotion to the commander of the boat there was this comradeship that the correspondent, for instance, who had been taught to be cynical of men, knew even at the time was the best experience of his life. But no one said that it was so. No one mentioned it.“
— Stephen Crane, livro The Open Boat
The Open Boat (1894), Pt. III
„When supper time came the old cook came on deck saying "Fellas its too rough to feed ya"
When at 7:00 pm the main hatch way caved in he said "Fellas its been good to know ya"
The captain wired in, he had water coming in and the big ship and crew was in peril
When latter that night when her lights went outta sight came the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Does anyone know where the love of God goes when the waves turn the minutes to hours?…
And all that remains is the faces and names of the wives and the sons and the daughters…“
— Gordon Lightfoot Canadian singer-songwriter 1938
Summertime Dream (1976), The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Track 2, Reprise Get the kleenex now http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgI8bta-7aw
„Obviously, I am the cook. The cook is the director. He arranges the menu, the seating order of the guests; he gives refuge to the lovers; he prepares the repast of the lover's body. The cook is a perfectionist and a rationalist, a portrait of myself.“
— Peter Greenaway British film director 1942
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover, In an interview in Die Zeit, 24 Nov 1989
„I love to travel and read books but it's cooking that has a healing effect on me. Whenever I am not well I cook something nice and the aroma of the food works wonders for me.“
— Shreya Ghoshal Indian playback singer 1984
Cooking that helps to de-stress me http://www.timesofindia.com/entertainment/hindi/music/news/Balance-music-and-education-Shreya/articleshow/5291639.cms
— Margrethe II of Denmark Queen of Denmark 1940
Personal, From 'Om man så må sige – 350 Dronning Margrethe-citater', quoted in English here http://trondni.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/new-books-wit-and-wisdom-of-margrethe-ii.html.
— Saki British writer 1870 - 1916
Reginald (1904), "Reginald on Besetting Sins"
„Steve was a genius and a visionary, and I've never viewed that my role was to replace him," said Cook. "Steve was an original. I've never really felt the weight of trying to be Steve. It's not my goal in life. I am who I am. I am focused on that. On being a great CEO of Apple.“
— Tim Cook American business executive 1960
— Julia Child American chef 1912 - 2004
— Tony Abbott Australian politician 1957
2015, Prime Minister Tony Abbott pictured biting into an onion ... again http://www.smh.com.au/national/prime-minister-tony-abbott-pictured-biting-into-an-onion--again-20150812-gixsju.html, August 12, 2015.