Robert Mondavi Quotes

24 Robert Mondavi quotes:

"Also, many consumers consider a critic to be like God Almighty."
"As I traveled the world over, I traveled everywhere, and I learned so much."
"Critics have done the wine industry a lot of good overall."
"Even more importantly, it's wine, food and the arts. Incorporating those three enhances the quality of life."
"Ever since I was a child, I wanted to excel in everything."
"How beautiful it is to excel, and the goodness of giving from your heart."
"I always knew the importance of it, since I was three or four years old my mother used to feed me wine and water. I grew up with wine as liquid food."
"I say to consumers: instead of relying totally on critics, drink what you like and like what you drink."
"I want to make wines that harmonize with food - wines that almost hug your tongue with gentleness."
"I've always wanted to improve on the idea of living well, In moderation, wine is good for you - mentally, physically, and spiritually."
"If you go back to the Greeks and Romans, they talk about all three - wine, food, and art - as a way of enhancing life."
"It is giving me a great satisfaction, because I had the notion that we could make great wines equal to the greatest wines in the world, and everybody said it was impossible."
"Later, at Stanford University, I thought I'd become a lawyer or businessman, but my father came to me and said he thought there was a big future in the fine-wine business."
"My brother and I had saved $15,000 by working many years nailing fruit crates together."
"My mother served me wine and water from the time I was 3 years old."
"My wife taught me the importance of living well."
"Once I was able to take care of myself and my children, I then wanted to share."
"There are a lot of people with a lot of money, and I'm amazed they don't understand what a great pleasure it can be to give."
"This is what I think is very essential... moderation can be good for you."
"We definitely need to get the excitement back."

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