Clement Freud

Literary Birthday – 24 April – Clement Freud


Clement Freud Quotes

  1. If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and loving, you don’t actually live longer; it just seems longer.
  2. Everything is held together, I suppose, by communication – cooking is gastronomic communication; being a soldier, you communicate by shooting people; journalism is a literary communication.
  3. In moments of considerable strain, I tend to take to bread-and-butter pudding. There is something about the blandness of soggy bread, the crispness of the golden outer crust and the unadulterated pleasure of a lightly set custard that makes the world seem a better place to live.
  4. Breakfast is a notoriously difficult meal to serve with a flourish.
  5. There are people I hate, I cannot remember why, but I will never forgive them; I walk out of parties to which they come, seat myself at another table if I find them sitting near me on a table plan. We grumps are designed not to suffer people gladly.
  6. Speaking to people who’ve seen you, heard you or read you, is fun – a good means of communication.

Clement Freud was a British broadcaster, writer, politician, and chef. His books include GrimbleThe Gourmet’s Tour of Great Britain and Ireland, and Freud Ego.

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by Amanda Patterson

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