The unfortunate passing of such an inspiring soul has once again struck us all with a question of why? The news of Anthony Bourdain’s death hit in the morning that he had committed suicide confirmed by his own employer, CNN. Anthony’s show Parts Unknown was in the process of filming an episode in France. His close friend Eric Ripert found him unresponsive from an apparent suicide, Bourdain was 61.
The sad and tragic end of someone’s life in a suicide creates questions for everyone that is left behind wondering why and in shock. Depression or past addiction problems could be to blame, it is difficult to speculate in any case. We do know that Anthony loved life, his daughter, food, making food, traveling and we’re so pleased he also loved his Cannabis! As fellow adventurers and foodies and conversationalists, we wanted to celebrate his vitality and the life that he shared with millions around the globe. Anthony Bourdain embodied many Cannapolitan traits so please roll one for Tony and enjoy his quotes and his last interview with Fast Company Magazine that is nothing but brilliant and inspiring. Everything that comes out of this guy’s mouth is a quote from a writer’s perspective.
Cannapolitan’s top five Anthony Bourdain quotes:
“I will tell you with authority that the perfect delivery system for marijuana, particularly good marijuana is a joint. I prefer two papers, you know purists will say one paper, two papers burn more evenly. I like them rolled like a non-filtered Lucky Strike.”
“Skills can be taught, character you either have or you don’t have.”
“What makes this pizza happy so happy? Let’s just say there’s a powerful herbal component to this pizza that makes you insane in the membrane.”
“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”
“Obviously if I’m shooting in you know Morocco or Egypt and I find myself on a sand dune in the middle of the Sahara looking over a perfect fucking moonscape, I’m smoking weed.”
Anthony we already miss your honesty, may your afterlife consist of having unlimited winning food, beautiful views, fantastic conversations and the best weed the universe can offer.
Below is the last interview that Fast Company had the opportunity to meet and interview Mr. Bourdain which is very inspiring and deep. Also, an excerpt of and episode of Parts Unknown where Anthony visits a hash house, gets high and gets the munchies.