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15 Pieces Of Advice From Anthony Bourdain That Made Us Love Him Even More

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In honor of the late American celebrity chef, author, journalist, and travel documentarian, here are 15 of his most enlightening and entertaining quotes. Vote up your favorites below. 

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    On The Importance Of Travel

    Photo: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown / CNN

    As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life -- and travel -- leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks -- on your body or on your heart -- are beautiful."

    - Parts Unknown, season two, episode four

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    On Enjoying Life

    Your body is not a temple, it's an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.

    - Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

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    On The Importance Of Exploration

    If I do have any advice for anybody, any final thought, if I'm an advocate for anything, it's to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in somebody else's shoes -- or at least eat their food -- it's a plus for everybody. Open your mind. Get up off the couch. Move.

    - No Reservations, season nine, episode 10

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    On Good Friends

    In times of uncertainty and unpleasantness, when all around me seems to threaten to spin into chaos, it’s nice to have friends. It’s especially nice when those friends can cook.

    - "Under Over Sideways Down," Medium