Pie. Pecan Pie. Pumpkin Pie. Apple Pie. It’s a pie kind of day.
Sure there’s turkey and gravy. Potatoes are well-loved today. Cranberries bring sparkle. Champagne brings pop. But the heart of the meal comes at the end. When you realize just how lucky you are. This is the pie part. The pie from the heart part.
“You like pie? I like pie”. We’ve all said something like that– including Barack Obama. If only it were true. Politically speaking.
Because pie is an American metaphor. Pecan Pie. Pumpkin Pie. Apple Pie. It’s been a metaphor since someone coined the phrase, “As American as…”
Other countries like pie. Of course they do. But we Americans make pie the emotional center of this day, today.
Pecan Pie. Pumpkin Pie. Apple Pie. It’s pie kind of day. So I thought I’d share some quotes about pie. There are more than a few quotes about pie. But that shouldn’t surprise you– today of all days.
“Pie is the American synonym of prosperity, and its varying contents the calendar of the changing seasons.” ~ NY Times, 1902
“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” ~ David Mamet
“Pie is the food of the heroic. No pie eating nation can ever be vanquished.” ~NY Times
“We resort, frankly, to pies, which is a comedy staple that’s gone back, I guess, to since the first pie was ever baked.” ~Johnny Carson
“When you die, if you get a choice between going to regular heaven or pie heaven, choose pie heaven. It might be a trick, but if it’s not, mmmmmmmm, boy.” – Jack Handy
“This must be where pies go when they die.” ~ Twin Peaks
“You like pie? I like pie.” ~ Barack Obama
Pecan Pie is my kind of pie. This is how my mother made it. GREG