18 Magical ‘Ratatouille’ Quotes That Remind You Of Paris And Food

Team Scary Mommy
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Paris is magical. Paris is gorgeous. Paris belongs to the rats. At least that’s what we all learned from Ratatouille, Disney and Pixar’s absolutely gorgeous love letter to the city of love and food. The sweet story of a rat and wannabe-chef Remy who gets separated from his family but finds his true calling in the city of lights remains a classic nearly 15 years after its premier.

With a gaggle of human and rat friends in toe, Remy saves a storied Parisian restaurant, teaching us the wisest lessons this side of the Seine. With that magic and love of food still in the air, we rounded up the best quotes from Ratatouille, including poignant lines from Remy, Chef Gusteau, Colette, and more. Bon appétit.

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“Paris? All these times I’ve been underneath Paris?” — Remy

“If you are what you eat, then I only want to eat the good stuff.” – Remy

“[Humans] don’t just survive; they discover; they create. … I mean, just look at what they do with food!” – Remy

“A chef makes. A thief takes.” — Gusteau

“You’re in Paris now, baby. My town.” — Remy

“Anyone can cook, but only the fearless can be great.” – Gusteau

“All this cooking and reading and TV-watching while we cook and read. It’s like you’re involving me in crime!” – Emile

“I can’t believe it! A real gourmet kitchen, and I get to watch!” – Remy

Remy: “What… Are you eating?”

Emile: “I don’t really know. I think it was some sort of… wrapper once.”

“Haute cuisine is an antiquated hierarchy built upon rules written by stupid old men, rules designed to make it impossible for wom­en to enter this world.” – Colette

François: “What are corn dogs?”

Chef Skinner: “Cheap sausages dipped in batter and deep-fried. You know? American.”

“People think haute cuisine is snooooty, so chef must also be snooty. But not so.” – Sous chef Colette

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Django: “This is the way things are. You can’t change nature.”
Remy: “Change is nature, Dad. The part that we can influence. And it starts when we decide.”

“Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere.” – Food critic Anton Ego

“The bitter truth we critics must face is that, in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so.” – Anton Ego

“Keep your stations clear or I will kill you!” — Colette

Skinner: “What are you doing in here?”
Linguini: “I’m just familiarizing myself with, you know, the vegetables and such.”
Skinner: “Get out. One can get too familiar with vegetables, you know!”

“Ratatouille doesn’t sound delicious. It sounds like ‘rat’ and ‘patootie.’ Rat-patootie.” – Linguini

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