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Gordon Ramsay quotes

I won't let people write anything they want to about me.

I'm Gordon Ramsay, for goodness sake: people know I'm volatile.

I'm not critic-proof, and I still take it personally, but I take it less personally now.

I'm not trying to take New York by storm. I just want to sneak in there, keep my head down, batten down the hatches and cook.

I'm quite a chauvinistic person.

I've got nothing to hide.

I've had a lot of success; I've had failures, so I learn from the failure.

I've never been a hands-on dad. I'm not ashamed to admit it, but you can't run a restaurant and be home for tea at 4:30 and bath and change nappies.

It's vulgar, coming from where I do, to talk about money.

My father was a swim teacher. We used to swim before school, swim after school.

No one saw the recession coming.

Running started as a way of relaxing. It's the only time I have to myself. No phones or e-mails or faxes.

The problem with Yanks is they are wimps.

There is a level of snobbery and fickleness in L.A.

When you find a guy who is powerful, a big father figure, you latch onto him immediately.

Would I swap what I have achieved as a cook if I could have been as successful as a footballer? Definitely.

You know how arrogant the French are - extraordinary.

Find what's hot, find what's just opened and then look for the worst review of the week. There is so much to learn from watching a restaurant getting absolutely panned and having a bad experience. Go and see it for yourself.

I train my chefs completely different to anyone else. My young girls and guys, when they come to the kitchen, the first thing they get is a blindfold. They get blindfolded and they get sat down at the chef's table... Unless they can identify what they're tasting, they don't get to cook it.

It's very hard when you eat out every day for a living, and a new restaurant comes along and you haven't got that same vigour that you had 10 years ago.