There are few things better than an imaginary culinary master showing up to guide you through tough life moments. We’ve learned that when someone like Ratatouille’s Chef Gusteau wafts into your life, don’t bat him away out of fear. He’s got wisdom that only an experienced cook can have.
“Remy, you are better than that. You are a cook! A cook makes! A thief takes. You are not a thief.”
This falls under Gusteau’s more practical and direct advice. Now we know exactly when we’re toeing the line between a cook and a thief. Good to know.
“There is excellence all around you. You need only be aware to stop and savor it.”
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from Gusteau, it’s how to stop and enjoy the small things. Especially if there’s food involved.
“If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead. Now go up and look around!”
Always a good idea to leave the sewer. Especially if we’re right beneath Paris.
“What can I do? I am a figment of your imagination.”
This is why we love Gusteau. He’s not afraid to call it like it is.
“Anyone can cook!”
This is Gusteau’s more dubious advice. There are some of us who are simply stricken to the realm of culinary ineptitude. But if a rat can do it, then there must be hope for us all.
“You must be imaginative, strong-hearted. You must try things that may not work, and you must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from.”
Inspiration at its best.