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    Everyday you wake up on the right side of the dirt is a good one.
    — Paula Deen
    tags: right 
     
    I know I can cook, but the place where I cook... it's a mess! I'm very disorganized.
    — Paula Deen
    Chicken breast is the driest, [most] tasteless part of the chicken as far as I'm concerned.
    — Paula Deen
    I pay people very, very well - probably more than I have to. But that costs me less money in the long run because I'm not having to constantly train somebody. I pay them enough that they don't go seeking a higher scale at the next restaurant.
    — Paula Deen
    tags: people  money 
     
    I was determined to share my positive approach and not let diabetes stand in the way of enjoying my life.
    — Paula Deen
    tags: positive  shares 
     
    I feel like 'embattled' or 'disgraced' will always follow my name. It's like that black football player who recently came out.
    — Paula Deen
    tags: football  black 
     
    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
    tags: live  believe 
     
    You know, nobody can ever cook as good as your mama.
    — Paula Deen
    Southerners have never been afraid of seasoning. It's kind of the other way around; our seasoning is afraid of us.
    — Paula Deen
    tags: afraid 
     
    I know when you think about the South, you think about fried foods, but we eat a tremendous amount of vegetables. I have my own garden, so vegetables have always been a big part of my life. I love broccoli. I love fresh beets. It's not all about the fried chicken and the biscuits.
    — Paula Deen
    tags: food  garden 
     
    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
    tags: facts 
     
    You can have diabetes and have a piece of cake. You cannot have diabetes and eat a whole cake.
    — Paula Deen
    Life is too short to wonder where you hid your waffle maker.
    — Paula Deen
    tags: wonder 
     
    I think no matter what the occasion may be, you can never go wrong by showing up at the dinner table with a hot plate of fried chicken.
    — Paula Deen
    tags: wrong  occasion 
     
    Bein' rich is having leftovers. Good leftovers make yo' tongue fly outta yo' mouth and smack yo' brains out.
    — Paula Deen
    tags: brain 
     
    A balanced diet is a cookie in both hands.
    — Paula Deen
    Down South, even our vegetables have some pig hidden somewhere in it. A vegetable isn't a vegetable without a little ham hock.
    — 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
    tags: food 
     
    Change doesn't happen overnight. It starts with the desire, then one small step in the right direction.
    — Paula Deen
    tags: desires  right 
     
    There was one thing my daddy wouldn't tolerate in any shape, form or fashion, and that was being unkind or rude to somebody. That was just very important to my folks. And as it turns out, that was a legacy that he left me that money can't buy, is how to be able to treat people.
    — Paula Deen
    tags: fashion  people  money 
     
    I will never use a substitute for butter. Margarine is one molecule away from eating plastic.
    — Paula Deen
    tags: substitute 
     
    Would I have fired me? Knowing me? No.
    — Paula Deen
    tags: knowing 
     
    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
    tags: dark 
     
    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
    tags: people  work  live  food  help 
     
    Love is blind, but marriage is a real eye-opener.
    — Paula Deen
    tags: real  marriage 
     
    We are our brothers keeper. Its going to be up to all of us.
    — Paula Deen
    In order to have good fried chicken, you should wash and season the bird the morning you're preparing it for dinner. Don't wait and do it right before you start cooking. Throw it in the refrigerator, seasoned, that morning, and give it a chance to soak up all the salt and pepper and goodness.
    — Paula Deen
    tags: chance  goodness  right 
     
    I found that when I went from Albany to Savannah, that I needed to put that white rice away, and I needed to turn that into Savannah red rice because they were big into that sausage, tomato-y, bell pepper-y rice mixture.
    — 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
    tags: happiness  fire 
     
    I'm more spiritual than I am religious. I don't go to church; I go to the beach.
    — Paula Deen
    There's nothing better than being able to give your children wings so they can soar and fly in the direction they want to go in.
    — Paula Deen
    tags: children  child  wings 
     
    It's just what they are - they're jokes"most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks"I can't determine what offends another person.
    — Paula Deen
    tags: people  black 
     
    You can't make stuffing with sweet cornbread.
    — Paula Deen
    You don't want to make a steady diet of just lettuce. You don't want to make a steady diet of fried chicken.
    — Paula Deen
    I am so blessed. I've been way over-blessed. At 64 years old, I look forward to going to bed every night so I can wake up in the morning and see what blessing is going to come my way that day. Because you never, ever know what God's got in store for you.
    — Paula Deen
    tags: blessing  night  blessed  god  year 
     
    I wake up every morning happy for where I am in life. It's not all about the cooking, but the fact that I can contribute by using my influence to help people all over the country. In the last two years, my partners and I have fed more than 10 million hungry people by bringing meat to food banks.
    — Paula Deen
    tags: people  food  help  influence  facts  year 
     
    I don't care what the haters and naysayers say. If they make jokes about me, I'll laugh because they'll probably be funny.
    — Paula Deen
    tags: funny  care 
     
    Working with family is probably one of the hardest things in business, but it can also be one of the most rewarding. You have to be very, very careful that you don't overstep the boundaries that you wouldn't with anyone else. Sometimes, we think that the unconditional love they have for us makes overstepping boundaries alright. It's really not. You have to work harder to not damage the family dynamic. That lasts forever.
    — 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
    I've got two vices: cigarettes and taters.
    — Paula Deen
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