Comforting, flaky and delicious -- pies are the traditional no-bake desserts that cure the winter blues.

With a range of options out there, from the sickly sweet pecan to the custardy pumpkin, pies have a reputation of adding a unique dash to any gathering.

A perfectly spiced pie with a strong coffee is a win-win for everyone with a sweet tooth, as the dish is just as rewarding as a sinfully moist cake. There are many existing recipes of different kinds of pies, while the dessert capitalizes on its tasty filling. Pies have a reputation for being the most fuss-free dish that is made by simply throwing a few things together.

The origin of pies is rooted in ancient Egyptian traditions. The very first pie was made by early Romans after they learned the technique from the Greeks. The ancient Greek art alluded to bakers combining fruits, nuts, and honey in bread dough to form the earliest version of pies, which came a long way to become what we enjoy today with our hot beverages.

To mark the National Pie Day, which falls on Jan. 23, here are some quotes about pies that will warm your heart: (Courtesy: Goodreads)

  • "We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie."- David Mamet
  • "This shit is easy peasy, pumpkin peasy, pumpkin pie, mutha*****!"- Gerard Way
  • "Cut my pie into four pieces, I don’t think I could eat eight."- Yogi Berra
  • "The vampire leaned forward, tapping a scimitar claw. "Is that a lion with horns and a pitchfork?"- Ilona Andrews
  • "In order for American Pie to have worked, you have to have a character who, even while he is humping a pie, the audience still likes"- Jason Biggs
  • "Tolerance is the value that was selected to put on here, and tolerance is as American as apple pie."- Jay Inslee
  • "If you give everybody a slice of pie, you will still have more than enough."- Jay Leno
  • "My favorite pudding is good old English apple pie."- Jeremy Bulloch
  • "She dries her eyes and bakes her pies and leaves 'em on the window sill"- John Hartford
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