Here are a few quotes:
More difficult than inventing is giving up accumulated virtues. The things you discovered yesterday are no longer valid. It's impossible to find anything new without first giving something up. There's a moral in this. It's stinginess that holds us back, especially when we're not only enamored of what we've discovered but also convinced it's good.
(The diner) . . . gives prominence to the jukebox, which is built according to the laws of the Catholic or Chinese or Hindu altar, a magical object to be worshiped because all good things come from it: music, dance, love and joy.
Gastronomy in America, the restaurants, the taste of the nation are governed by the tastes of children. This is a disaster.