Top Turkey Quotes

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1. "I know the name of Turkey's leading avant-guard publication. I know that John Quincy Adams married for money. I know that Bud Abbott was a double-crosser, that absentee ballots are very popular in Ireland, and that dwarves have prominent buttocks."
Author: A.J. Jacobs
2. "It also makes my father right again. How will I ever soar with the eagles if I'm surrounded by turkeys?"
Author: A.S. King
3. "My father was in Ataturk's closest group. They lived together during the War of Liberation in Turkey."
Author: Ahmet Ertegun
4. "What is sauce for the goose may be sauce for the gander but is not necessarily sauce for the chicken, the duck, the turkey or the guinea hen."
Author: Alice B. Toklas
5. "I need to eat before a workout. If I exercise in the morning, I'll have a little oatmeal, cereal, or a hard-boiled egg with toast. If I go in the afternoon, I'll eat a turkey sandwich with cheese for lunch."
Author: Ana Ortiz
6. "I've backpacked to countries like Italy and Turkey and observed beautiful scenery, but then I realized that beauty was always very close to me. It is here in Belitung Island, where the rivers, beaches and the terrain captivate my attention most."
Author: Andrea Hirata
7. "The cow-shaped cookies have a beef flavoring, the turkey-shaped cookies have a poultry flavoring, and..."Jane held up one of the cookies. "Human-flavored?"Meg stifled a sigh. That would be the first thing on her feedback list: don't make people-shaped cookies. The Wolves were way too interested and all of them leaped to a logical, if disturbing, expectation about the taste."
Author: Anne Bishop
8. "What Ottawa and Washington used to think about Turkey or Iran was not very important because we really didn't think much about either, but now what we think about them is extremely important - to ourselves and to many other peoples."
Author: Arthur Hays Sulzberger
9. "A genocide in Africa has not received the same attention that genocide in Europe or genocide in Turkey or genocide in other part of the world. There is still this kind of basic discrimination against the African people and the African problems."
Author: Boutros Boutros Ghali
10. "And the separatist terrorist organization, PKK, had easy access to Turkey to, inside Turkey."
Author: Bulent Ecevit
11. "Baby, in a couple of minutes I'm going to rip off your god damned panties and show you some turkey neck you'll remember all the way to the graveside. I have a vast and curved penis, like a sickle, and many a gutted pussy has gasped come upon my callous and roach-smeared rug. First let me finish this drink."
Author: Charles Bukowski
12. "I said, 'I don't like the way you look.'Quincy stopped his work. He said, 'Are you talking to me, runt?'I said, 'Yes, and I will say it again. I don't like the way you look and I don't like the way you are cutting up that turkey. I hope you go to jail. My lawyer will not help you."
Author: Charles Portis
13. "I'm blessed to come from a family with five brothers. We're all physical and athletic and like to work out, like to be outside, like to throw the ball around. We spent our entire childhoods on some kind of corner or in a field. We still do a Turkey Bowl every Thanksgiving. It gets competitive, man. Bloody."
Author: Danny Pino
14. "Not to every young girl is it given to enter the harem of the Sultan of Turkey and return to her homeland a virgin."
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
15. "My most memorable meal is every Thanksgiving. I love the food: the turkey and stuffing; the sweet potatoes and rice, which come from my mother's Southern heritage; the mashed potatoes, which come from my wife's Midwestern roots; the Campbell's green-bean casserole; and of course, pumpkin pie."
Author: Douglas Conant
16. "I'm one of these people that if I have a nice holiday - like I have had in Turkey repeatedly - I go back a lot."
Author: Freema Agyeman
17. "I can't stop watching 'Pan Am.' When I was growing up, my father worked as an engineer in Turkey, and we always flew Pan Am. The stewardesses were so glamorous! When they gave me a set of those golden wings, I felt very grown-up. Not only is the show's plot full of mystery and infidelity, they get the period details just right."
Author: Gayle King
18. "... she took her husband's jokes and joviality as patiently as everything else, considering that "men would be so", and viewing the stronger sex in the light of animals whom it had pleased Heaven to make naturally troublesome, like bulls and turkey-cocks."
Author: George Eliot
19. "But, although America cannot be justly charged with violating the rights of Turkey, Turkey nevertheless can be justly charged with violating the rights of America."
Author: Gerrit Smith
20. "Politics in Turkey are taken more seriously than they are at home. It was only quite recently that they executed a Prime Minister. We dream of it, but they act."
Author: Graham Greene
21. "It's not like I invited you. Oh, and shotgun. I'm not sitting next to the turkey."
Author: H.M. Ward
22. "Wild Turkey whiskey and Philip Morris cigarettes are essential to the maintenance of human life!"
Author: Herb Kelleher
23. "They'd just left when Zsadist came in at a dead run. "Shit, shit, shit…"What's doing, my brother?""I'm teaching and I'm late."Zsadist grabbed a sleeve of bagels, a turkey leg out of the refridge and a quart of ice cream from the freezer. "Shit.""That's your breakfast?""Shut up. It's almost a turkey sandwich."
Author: J.R. Ward
24. "When they got to thew bottom of the stairwell, they stopped dead. Blay's father was facing off with a lesser, a Civil War sword in one hand, a dagger in the other. Behind his Joe Friday glasses, his eyes were lit like torches, and they flicked over for a split second. "Stay out of this. This one's mine." The shit was done faster than you can say, Ninja Dad. Blay's father went Ginsu on the slayer, carving the thing up like a turkey, then stabbing it back to the Omega."
Author: J.R. Ward
25. "Drenched in British purples, I have offered up my tones: pigeon breast, hind belly, balky mule lung, monkey bottom pink, lapis lazuli and malachite, excited nymph thigh, panther pee-pee, high-smelling hen hair, hedgehog in aspic, barrel-maker's brothel, revered rose, monkeybush, turkey-like white, sly violet, page's slipper, immaculate nun spring, unspeakable red, Ensor azure, affected yellow, mummy skull, rock-hard gray, brunt celadon, shop soiled smoke ring."
Author: James Ensor
26. "Our parents were a test tube and a turkey baster."
Author: James Patterson
27. "In deference to American traditions, my family put our oven to rare use at Thanksgiving during my childhood, with odd roast-turkey experiments involving sticky-rice stuffing or newfangled basting techniques that we read about in magazines."
Author: Jennifer Lee
28. "Everyone stopped to blink at that for a second. I mean, come on. Impaled by a guided frozen turkey missile. Even by the standards of the quasi-immortal creatures of the night, that ain't something you see twice."For my next trick," I panted into the startled silence, "anvils."
Author: Jim Butcher
29. "If Iran obtains nuclear weapons, then almost certainly Saudi Arabia will do the same, as will Egypt, Turkey and perhaps others in the region."
Author: John Bolton
30. "Why would a farmer lock the doors of his turkey farm?"
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
31. "Baffled and disgruntled, I fill my Woolworths trolley with dead turkey and lamb, and wonder when Love was lost, among the Christmas crowd."
Author: Judy Croome
32. "How'd this happen?" Melody asked in a stunned whisper. She never expected to fall in love and certainly not this swiftly or with this much finality. "We just met.""I don't believe that," Clay argued as he turned her palm over in his and traced the lines of it with the pad of his finger. "I'm pretty sure we've known each other forever. Seeing you the first time was like coming home, and there ain't been anything to happen since that's disabused me of the notion.""Yeah," Melody agreed, the bright skyline blurring to a sea of vibrant color. She remembered seeing Clay in Hal's Diner the first time. Alone and eating his turkey, she'd been compelled to reach out to him. "Do you really believe in soul mates?""I do now."
Author: Kele Moon
33. "I just had my 30th birthday and we went turkey shooting. It's what I wanted to do, so we went."
Author: Kelly Clarkson
34. "Yet that is considered an excellent school, and I dare say it would be if the benighted lady did not think it necessary to cram her pupils like Thanksgiving turkeys, instead of feeding them in a natural and wholesome way. It is the fault with most American schools, and the poor little heads will go on aching till we learn better."
Author: Louisa May Alcott
35. "Cooking turkey every year doesn't have to be monotonous - I want people to always mix it up using different spices and preparations."
Author: Marcus Samuelsson
36. "We inter-change ideas. You can stay in the United States and inspire people in Indonesia. You can stay in Ghana and inspire people in Turkey. You can stay in Nigeria and inspire people in cote'd voire. You can stay in Senegal and inspire people in China and vice versa."
Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
37. "I left Iran back in 1985. I lived in Turkey for a while, then I went to Germany. I joined a theater company there, and we toured the country."
Author: Navid Negahban
38. "Oh yeah? What did you have last night?""Turkey sandwich on wheat. With a pickle.""And the night before?""Turkey sandwich on wheat. No pickle."She giggled. "What was the last hot meal you cooked?"He pretended to rack his brains. "Uh...beans and franks. On Monday."
Author: Nicholas Sparks
39. "It's love this and love that, but of course it's so easy to love someone you don't know, whether it's George Clooney or Monkey. Staying civil to someone with whom you've ever shared Christmas turkey — now there's a miracle."
Author: Nick Hornby
40. "I am quite international. My background, born in Turkey. My family is a Jewish family from Iran, so I went from Turkey to Iran to Israel, and then grew up in Italy and ended up in U.S. for graduate school. So I tend to look at things from an international perspective, and I think that gives you a little bit of a broader view of what's going on."
Author: Nouriel Roubini
41. "We used to be brothers and sisters here. Kurdish, did not know he was. Turkmenians, Germans, they all existed here but never were proud of it. That pride was only distributed by the powers who aimed to destroy Turkey."
Author: Orhan Pamuk
42. "There's been quite a clear upswing in nationalist sentiments. Everyone is talking about it, in Turkey as well."
Author: Orhan Pamuk
43. "One thing that happens when you're pregnant is that as your stomach starts to stretch. It itches! So I have to keep my belly really lubricated. Every morning, there's a buttering ceremony after I get out of the shower. It's really like basting a turkey with body butter."
Author: Padma Lakshmi
44. "Turkey, Australia, and Japan are three of my top destinations."
Author: Rick Riordan
45. "I think perhaps Pakistan can take the lead. Perhaps Turkey can as well, being part of Europe. But someone has to start talking about why the Muslim world has become a boiling pot and look beyond these cartoons to what the ideological reasons are for this divide."
Author: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
46. "He either had to stop making me flustered as hell, or I had to quit the Cap'n Crunch. Could a grown man go cold turkey off the Cap'n?"
Author: Sloan Parker
47. "We've turned off all the lightsin the living roomto make hand shadows.We've got thisbig flashlightaimed at the wall.I make the silhouette of my handinto a duck.Robin makes his into a rabbit.Now my duck kisses his rabbitAnd-POOF!- it turns intoa turkey.And for some reasonthis strikes usas hysterically funny.But you probably had to be there."
Author: Sonya Sones
48. "Tobak Davenport, who is a cross between some Sugar Puffs and Lynn Faulds-Wood, was squatting there before being removed by the local constabulary after he went round to complain about Luther Blisset's pet turkey fouling the communal herb garden."
Author: St John Morris
49. "On May 17, 2010, Iran's tyrannical leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad managed to successfully negotiate a nuclear alliance with Turkey, using the Obama administration's own policy to do it."
Author: Tim LaHaye
50. "My sense of humor is a turkey, and I pull it out of the oven and baste it in reality."
Author: Tracy Morgan

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