Frances Mayes Quotes & Sayings

17 most famous Frances Mayes quotes and sayings (educator). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Frances Mayes Quotes
“Venice, the most touristy place in the world, is still just completely magic to me.”
Frances Mayes Quotes
“I loved every place I lived and traveled. London, Paris, Rome, Venice. I fell hard for Central America and Mexico. In each country, I had fantasies that I could live there.”
Frances Mayes Quotes
“I think I went to Italy initially for the art, architecture, food and history, but I stayed there because of the people in Cortona.”
Frances Mayes Quotes
“The longer you are in a place, the more you get under its layers.”
“I'm just fascinated by houses. In another life, I'd have probably trained as an architect. If I had enough money, I'd collect them like other people collect teapots. I don't know why I love them so much. I'm just very interested in the idea of a house as a metaphor for the way one lives.”
Frances Mayes Quotes
“If you've got a plot the size of a car or a tiny yard in Italy, you're going to be growing tomatoes and basil and celery and carrots, and everybody is still connected to the land.”
“Living in a small Italian hilltown, and having lived in a small town in south Georgia, I understand that you can recognize a family gene pool by the lift of an eyebrow, or the length of a neck, or a way of walking.”
Frances Mayes Quotes
“The Italians have their priorities right: They're driven, they do their work, but they really enjoy the day-to-day and they don't put off the enjoyment of the everyday for some future goal.”
Frances Mayes Quotes
“When I was twelve, I started reading Eudora Welty, Thomas Wolfe, Flannery O'Connor, James Agee, and - do we dare breathe the name - William Faulkner.”
“Going to Europe as a budding cook opened my eyes to food in a different way. When I got to Italy, the first thing I did was put my little basil plants in the ground and watch them turn into big, healthy bushes.”

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