Quotation Explorer - 'Dinner'

Well let's face it, who on earth besides antique dealers and gay couples actually still give dinner parties? - Nigel Slater
At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely. - W. Somerset Maugham
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self-interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own neccessities but of their advantages. - Adam Smith
If you can get nothing better out of the world, get a good dinner out of it, at least. - Herman Melville
Dinner is a cacophonous exercise of holy sanctification. - Jen Pollock Michel
It is the duty of every generation of writers and artists to find fresh ways of expressing the habitual circumstances of the human condition. To serve up the lukewarm remains of yesterdays dinner is easy, profitable and popular, (for a while). It is also wrong. - Jeanette Winterson
The number of guests at dinner should not be less than the number of the Graces nor exceed that of the Muses, i.e., it should begin with three and stop at nine. - Marcus Terentius Varro
MESMERISM, n. Hypnotism before it wore good clothes, kept a carriage and asked Incredulity to dinner. - Ambrose Bierce
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatredtherewith. - Bible
Gratitude is the best food and fuel to start the day for you. Have some at lunchtime and again at dinner too. It will energise and sustain you - the whole day through. But it will also leave you room, power and the thirst to do what you need to do and contribute. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
We see but one aspect of our neighbor, as we see but one side of the moon; in either case there is also a dark half, which is unknown to us. We all come down to dinner, but each has a room to himself. - Walter Bagehot
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying. - Fran Lebowitz
Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote. - Benjamin Franklin
Sometimes I sit down to dinner with people and I realize there is a massive military machine surrounding us, trying to kill the people I'm having dinner with. - Rachel Corrie
I would rather go swimming with great white sharks than wade in romance 'cause I can never find the courage to ask her to dinner or even to dance. - Adam Young (Owl City), The Yacht Club
A two-pound turkey and a fifty-pound cranberry - that's Thanksgiving dinner at Three-Mile Island. - Johnny Carson
...I was shocked and astonished when a daring little girl -- a cousin I think -- having waited under a group of trees in the avenue, where she knew [my grandfather] would pass near four o'clock on the way to his dinner, said to him, 'If I were you and you were a little girl, I would give you a doll. - W.B. Yeats
The kiss originated when the first male reptile licked the first female reptile, implying in a subtle way that she was as succulent as the small reptile he had for dinner the night before. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
People will watch you build a house, but won't pass you a brick. And once your home is built, they want to come inside for dinner. - Andrea L'Artiste
How often have the greatest thoughts and ideas come to light during conversations with the family over the evening dinner? - E.A. Bucchianeri
I had a friend whose family had dinner together every day. The mother would tuck you in at night and make breakfast in the morning. It just seemed so amazing to me. - Moon Unit Zappa
The French have the right respect for dogs--in France we chiens get to go to lunch and dinner anytime, anywhere. - Sheron Long
Learn to do common things uncommonly well; we must always keep in mind that anything that helps full the dinner pail is valuable. - George Washington Carver
To increase the value of your day, add some love and gratitude to your coffee and some kindness to your dinner. - Debasish Mridha
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another. - Mao Tse-tung
The art of civil conversation begins at birth. Then goes from the dinner table to the schoolroom, to interaction among friends, to the work place, and on to other places where all manner of social interactions are required. - Cindy Ann Peterson
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner. - Douglas Adams
All great change in America begins at the dinner table. - Ronald Reagan
Oh dear Sunday, I am so happy that I want your entire wisdom at my dinner table. - Santosh Kalwar
Since the dawn of time, women have been attracted to mates with strong survival skills—like intelligence and physical prowess—because men with these qualities are more likely to bring home dinner at the end of the day. He stuck his thumbs in the air and grinned. Dinner equals survival, team. - Becca Fitzpatrick
I resent when I go out to dinner and they try to sell me the healthy food for the same price as the good food. - Jim Gaffigan
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. - Adelle Davis
No matter how much spin, effort, lunch or dinner you give the media, they will not fail to notice whether you have won or lost.
Remember the generational battles twenty years ago? Remember all the screaming at the dinner table about haircuts, getting jobs and the American dream? Well, our parents won. They're out living the American dream on some damned golf course in Vero Beach, and we're stuck with the jobs and haircuts. - P. J. O'Rourke
The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving any excuse. - Jules Renard
The point is, whether or not they show it at dinner parties, writers learn, by a necessity of their trade, to be the sharpest of observers. - John Gardner
On Thanksgiving Day all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment - halftime. - Unknown
Men are conservatives when they are least vigorous, or when they are most luxurious. They are conservatives after dinner. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most men's awareness doesn't extend past their dinner plates. - Scott Westerfeld
Jennifer where are you going, dear? Dinner will be ready in a minute. Your brothers found a few unattended five year olds. - Shakuita Johnson
Even the best cookery book is no substitute for even the worst dinner. - Aldous Huxley
Hong Kong became so materialistic that it must be one of the rarest places in the world where family members need to make an appointment to have dinner together, and people speculate upon their own home where their own children are growing up.’Quote from my 7th book about Hong Kong! - TIM I GURUNG
Replying to the tributes paid to him at a testimonial dinner, Herbert Bayard Swope said; "I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure. Try to please everybody."
Dinner is not what you do in the evening before something else. Dinner is the evening. - Art Buchwald
Revolution is no dinner party, unless your dinner party is full of blood and iron. - Mao Tse-Tung
Teaching a man how to clean barnacles from a keel is an amazing useful talent, one any child should be fortunate to learn. Magochiro is our champion barnaclebully at present. String him under a keel, and he will bring back dinner enough for ten. - Michelle Franklin
Dinner theater is anti-culture.
Strategy is buying a bottle of fine wine when you take a lady out for dinner. Tactics is getting her to drink it.
Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist. - G.K. Chesterton
If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it. - Thomas Carlyle
Anyone who thinks they're too grown up or too sophisticated to eat caramel corn, is not invited to my house for dinner - Ruth Reichl
The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse. - Jules Renard
A dinner lubricates business. - Lord William Stowell
When a man only rings you late at night, when he only wants to see you late at night, when he doesn't take you out for dinner, or introduce you to his friends, or spend any time or attention on you, then this is not a relationship. This is sex. - Jane Green
Traveling is all very well if you can get home at night. I would be willing to go around the world if I could be back in time to light the candles and set the table for dinner. . - Gladys Taber
Sometimes when I'm faced with an atheist, I am tempted to invite him to the greatest gourmet dinner that one could ever serve, and when we have finished eating that magnificent dinner, to ask him if he believes there's a cook. - Ronald Reagan
PRECIPITATE, adj. Anteprandial. Precipitate in all, this sinner Took action first, and then his dinner. Judibras - Ambrose Bierce
Why would that woman shoot me? We had dinner reservations later! - Günter Vogler
When bankers get together for dinner, they discuss Art. When artists get together for dinner, they discuss Money - Oscar Wilde
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