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My grandmother was the greatest cook in the world.
by Edie Brickell

My grandmother was the greatest cook in the world.
She could just go in there, the whole kitchen would
look like a tornado hit it and then she'd come out with the best food.
Then she'd sit at the table and she wouldn't eat!
- Edie Brickell

I can make dressing - or stuffing.
Y'all call it stuffing up here, we call it dressing down there.
It's really good dressing.
That family recipe was passed on, and I love to make that.
- Edie Brickell

You feel like a prisoner if you don't create.
You're jailed up inside of yourself.
- Edie Brickell

I hope I'm better today than I was yesterday.
I don't believe in glory days or anything like that,
so I think the best is tomorrow or later this afternoon!
- Edie Brickell

 

If it turns out to be a hit, well, good luck dealing with fame.
And if it's not a hit and you can still survive and
make music you believe in,
well, then you're truly blessed.
I think that's where we are now.
- Edie Brickell

No matter how famous and established they were or however
blessed they were with great songs or long careers,
if they lived alone, they lived alone.
That's not the way I wanted to live prior to the tour or after.
- Edie Brickell

I think the New Bohemians' inability to say no was
a big part of our problem.
- Edie Brickell

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But when it came to jamming and writing songs like we used to,
we realized Brandon was a huge spirit in the band.
Who knew? It was just something we had to learn.
- Edie Brickell

I have taken the marshmallows off the sweet potatoes,
however.
They would make a big pan of sweet potatoes and cover it with marshmallows.
My kids would love it if I would do that for them!
- Edie Brickell

We didn't rehearse or play the songs to death before we recorded them,
and that let us catch a freshness and energy level
we've never really felt while making records.
- Edie Brickell

You can look back at anything and wish you'd done something differently.
- Edie Brickell

I need to go outside.
I wouldn't say I'm an outdoors person,
but I like to go outside.
- Edie Brickell

And I was very comfortable with this band even when we disagreed.
It takes a long time to feel comfortable enough to disagree with somebody.
When everything happened, it just was really confusing.
It's like our weaknesses were nurtured and brought out front by outsiders.
- Edie Brickell

A lot of the songs start with an image.
I was sitting there playing the guitar and I pictured this old,
dirty green car, with the window rolled down,
in the hot, hot, hot Texas heat, and this beautiful
woman I knew when I was a kid sitting behind the wheel,
looking out at me.
- Edie Brickell

My son writes songs and plays.
He sings like an angel.
- Edie Brickell

We were too young to know better, and none of us were very aggressive people.
It would have helped a lot if just one of us had been
aggressive enough to say no.
- Edie Brickell

I like Rufus Wainwright a whole lot.
He makes me wanna be even more musical.
- Edie Brickell

But I really love music, and having a creative outlet
is really the best thing you can do for yourself.
- Edie Brickell

You're just playing, playing, playing,
and then an image or something will come into your mind,
and basically you're just narrating it with music,
letting it move along.
- Edie Brickell

Becoming a mom made me more contentious about expressing my true taste.
- Edie Brickell

Geffen was never supportive of the band.
- Edie Brickell

When I look at my kids, and the ease with which they pick up music,
I wish I had that.
- Edie Brickell

But who cares? I can honestly look back and realize
that everything happened for a reason.
Everything that fell apart has fallen back into place
beautifully and magically.
- Edie Brickell

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.
She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
- Ellen DeGeneres

If a tie is like kissing your sister,
losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.
- George Brett

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

My grandmother made her home at Fox How under the shelter of the fells,
with her four daughters, the youngest of whom was only
eight when their father died.
- Mary A. Ward

My grandmother was a Jewish juggler:
she used to worry about six things at once.
- Richard Lewis

I'm a grandmother with dogs and nice friends here in the Rocky mountains.
Ever see the movie A River Runs Through It? That's where I live.
It's beautiful, no two ways about it.
- Margot Kidder

My grandmother always told me you must keep to your
old roads and stick to your original friends and just go through smooth,
be careful and stay positive.
- Wayne Wonder

My grandmother played the piano, and I used to toddle
over there and pick out little things that sounded good to me.
- Billy Strayhorn

My identity is linked to my grandmother,
who's pure Filipino, as pure as you can probably get.
And that shaped my imagination.
So that's how I identify.
- Jessica Hagedorn

My grandmother lived with us for a short time while I was a child.
Old people tend to be slightly more eccentric -
they can behave the way they want.
- Julie Walters

Not so cold, some snow fell.
I went inside the log cabin and said goodbye to Mother,
she was so alike grandmother, just younger.
- Anders Zorn

My grandmother valued even the smallest of things.
- Koichi Tanaka

I always wanted to play Joan of Arc.
I've always wanted to do that.
Now I'm thinking, 'Maybe there's a story in Joan of
Arc's mother!' If I don't hurry up,
her grandmother!
- Ellen Burstyn

I'm a grandmother, and a mighty proud one.
- Sara Paretsky

The president took the advice of my East Texas grandmother:
If you can skin a cat without getting the room all bloody,
why not do it that way?
- Richard Land

My grandmother sang, too, and she was really loud.
It was this wild kind of singing.
I count her among my influences.
- Cassandra Wilson

Though I was a mother at 21, being a grandmother makes
the whole thing absolutely normal and gorgeous.
The relief, the joy of being a grandmother is wonderful.
- Joanna Lumley

My grandmother passed at 104.
She sang and wrote songs until she passed.
- Rita Coolidge

We've accumulated a lot of things over the years and
many things from our grandmother.
Hopefully it'll be all right.
I really don't want to cry, but I can't help it.
- Dorothy Fields

Modern invention has banished the spinning wheel,
and the same law of progress makes the woman of today
a different woman from her grandmother.
- Susan B. Anthony

And I would really like to be a grandmother,
but only when Felix or Emily meet the right person and are ready.
- Jilly Cooper

In my fantasies, I always wanted to play the ingenue,
but in reality, in my bones, I am so used to playing
the grandmother that I don't feel safe or even sure that I can do it.
- Camryn Manheim

As a former teacher and a mother and grandmother,
I know firsthand the importance of a quality education.
- Sue Kelly

I used to love to play dress-up, where you get your
mother's or your grandmother's dresses and high heels.
- Suzanne Farrell

I don't feel like a grandmother.
I don't.
- Priscilla Presley

I would write plays for my grandmother,
who was stone deaf, my mother and the dog,
that was our audience.
- Jayne Meadows

I bought a house in the Hollywood Hills and brought
my grandmother from Harlem to live in it with me.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

My grandmother, she say I shouldn't be playing.
I should go to church.
Fially, I say I'm going do this, I'm going do it.
And she got where she didn't bother me about it.
- Muddy Waters

A conservative is someone who makes no changes and
consults his grandmother when in doubt.
- Woodrow Wilson

There are only two families in the world,
my old grandmother used to say, the Haves and the Have-nots.
- Miguel de Cervantes

I used to listen to the soap operas with my grandmother.
- Bob Edwards

I don't sit in the corner waiting for death:
death has to pursue me.
I'm going strong.
I hope to reach 100 and ask for an extension,
just like my grandmother did.
- Compay Segundo

My grandmother and I saw an average of eight movies a week,
double features, second run.
- Carol Burnett

At the age of fifteen my grandmother became the concubine of a warlord general.
- Jung Chang

I've had lots of kids come up and ask for my autograph,
I've had a grandmother stop me and ask me if I know
a good place to buy underwear.
- Prince William

My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses.
Drinks right out of the bottle.
- Henny Youngman

I have a role now that I think becomes me.
I am a grandmother.
- Gene Tierney

I thank God, Jesus, and my Grandmother for being able
to support myself and my family.
- Steven Adler

I guess I had it made.
My mother gave me advice - she taught me that women
like to be looked in the eye -
and my grandmother gave me condoms.
- Usher Raymond

As a child I knew almost nothing, nothing beyond what
I had picked up in my grandmother's house.
All children, I suppose, come into the world like that,
not knowing who they are.
- V. S. Naipaul

The factory that my grandmother had put under the house
to produce these green men to come get me.
- Todd Bridges

My grandfather was in a barbershop quartet and my grandmother
was in a gospel quartet with her sisters.
- Kevin Richardson

I never saw my grandfather because he had died before I was born,
but I have good memories of my grandmother and of how
she could play the piano at the old house.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

I've been a godmother loads of times,
but being a grandmother is better than anything.
- Vivien Leigh

I am a grandmother now, and that means age is creeping on,
creeping on.
- Lillie Langtry

I'd walk over my own grandmother to re-elect Richard Nixon.
- Charles Colson

My grandmother was a minister as well,
which was not that common in the 1930s.
- Colin Firth

You have to stay in shape.
My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60.
She's 97 today and we don't know where the hell she is.
- Ellen DeGeneres


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