quote by Julia Child

In department stores, so much kitchen equipment is bought indiscriminately by people who just come in for men's underwear.

— Julia Child

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Department stores quote Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six.

Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six.

Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.

Department stores quote If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equ
If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.

Stored away in some brain cell is the image of a long-departed aunt you haven't thought of in 30 years. Stored away in another cell is the image of a pink pony stitched on your first set of baby pajamas. All it takes to get that aunt mounted on the back of that pony is to eat a hunk of meatloaf immediately before going to bed.

Wonderful, I like cars, too, I like all the great things you can buy in a department store. But when you have to buy them in order to stay unaware, comatose, then the price you pay is too high.


Although most of us know Vincent van Gogh in Arles and Paul Gauguin in Tahiti as if they were neighbors -- somewhat disreputable but endlessly fascinating -- none of us can name two French generals or department store owners of that period. I take enormous pride in considering myself an artist, one of the necessaries.

Department stores quote Things you can't buy in stores
Things you can't buy in stores
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Today, most women are surrounded by ingenious gadgets.

They don't grow the peas or raise the chicken that they serve for dinner; instead they hunt and gather in the grocery store. They go through catalogs or department stores to buy clothes instead of shearing sheep, carding wool, and weaving cloth for skirts and coats and blankets.

I think if you ask people what their concept of heaven is, they would say, if they are honest, that it is a big department store, with new things every week - all the money to buy them, and maybe a little more than the neighbours.

There was a power outage at a department store yesterday. Twenty people were trapped on the escalators.

My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them.


If - and it can be in a movie or in a department store - I hear someone arguing with their child, I break down and cry. Because it reflects how I was treated when I was little.

The name of my ailment was longing, and it was not cured till I finally went to the department store and counted out the money in small coins before the dismayed clerk. When I came to the house, I held up the instrument before the eyes of the astonished household.

I couldn't do anything. I'd work in a department store for a couple of weeks, but I couldn't hack it. I couldn't even type! I had no skills whatsoever outside of show business.

I fished upstream coming ever closer and closer to the narrow staircase of the canyon. Then I went up into it as if I were entering a department store. I caught three trout in the lost and found department.

Most men hate to shop. That's why the men's department is usually on the first floor of a department store, two inches from the door.


I walked inside Macy’s and faced the pathetic spectacle of a department store full of shoppers, none of whom were shopping for themselves. Without the instant gratification of a self-aimed purchase, everyone walked around in the tactical stupor of the financially obligated.

The lady across the hall tried to rob a department store .

. . with a pricing gun. She said, "Give me all of the money in the vault, or I'm marking down everything in the store."

I started with shoes, and with hard work and discipline, the business prospered.

I moved to the department store business and again, things went well.

A great department store, easily reached, open at all hours, is more like a good museum of art than any of the museums we have yet established.

I never think that people die. They just go to department stores.


You can set off bells when you walk out of a drugstore or department store with a tagged item.

Teenagers travel in droves, packs, swarms.

... To the librarian, they're a gaggle of geese. To the cook, they're a scourge of locusts. To department stores, they're a big beautiful exaltation of larks ... all lovely and loose and jingly.

The last thing we need is yet another makeup company.

Even I have a nervous breakdown when I go through the department store makeup floor.

I've speculated about what my life might have been like as a musician, but I'm afraid I came to the conclusion that I probably would've either been teaching piano or maybe gotten to play at Nordstrom's department store.

If I see a movie star in the department store buying something, I'll kind of sidle up and see what they're saying, what they look like, how they sound. That's an invasion of privacy.


California, the department-store state. The most of everything and the best of nothing.

I was in a department store and I saw a weird-looking gadget.

I asked the young saleslady what it was. She answered, "It doesn't do anything. It's just a Christmas gift."

California, the department store state.

It's not exactly under the radar, but when I'm in London, I love to visit Liberty. It's my favorite department store, and they have a room entirely dedicated to chocolate and truffles.

Modern man, if he dared to be articulate about his concept of heaven, would describe a vision which would look like the biggest department store in the world, showing new things and gadgets, and himself having plenty of money with which to buy them.


You know, I lose patience really easily;

I'd rather shop in the grocery store than in the department store. I can pick an apple like nobody's business.

You know how sometimes department stores have these things where, if you win, you get 10 minutes to go in and take anything you want from the store? That's basically what I'm doing. I'm running in and just trying to grab as many characters as possible before they pull the plug on me.

Don't be ridiculous, Charlie, people love the parents who beat their kids in department stores. It's the ones who just let their kids wreak havoc that everybody hates.

Large department stores, with their luxuriant abundance of canned goods, foods, and clothing, are like the primary landscape and the geometrical locus of affluence. Streets with overcrowded and glittering store windows...the displays of delicacies, and all the scenes of alimentary and vestimentary festivity, stimulate a magical salivation. Accumulation is more than the sum of its products: the conspicuousness of surplus, the final and magical negation of scarcity...mimic a new-found nature of prodigious fecundity.

The person determined to achieve maximum success learns the principle that progress is made one step at a time. A house is built one brick at a time. Football games are won a play at a time. A department store grows bigger one customer at a time. Every big accomplishment is a series of little accomplishments.

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