Quotation Explorer - 'Host'

The perfect host requires the perfect parasite.
i like to have a martini, two at the very most - at three i'm under the table, at four, i'm under the host! - Dorothy Parker
Though it be honest, it is never good to bring bad news: give to a gracious message an host of tongues; but let ill tidings tell themselves when they be felt. - William Shakespeare
What are humans meant to do; why are we here? Are we a mutation on the earth destroying its host? Are we a cancer destined to kill what supports us? I think not. So exploring this question is a powerful exercise in meaning; what is the meaning of human existence? - David W. Earle
L'aube exalteé ainsi qu'un peuple de colombes, et j'ai vu quelquefois ce que l'homme a cru voir!(And dawn, exalted like a host of doves - and then I've seen what men believe they've seen!) - Arthur Rimbaud
Exercise alone provides psychological and physical benefits. However, if you also adopt a strategy that engages your mind while you exercise, you can get a whole host of psychological benefits fairly quickly. - James Rippe
The host took care to produce one or another of these whenever the current subjects seemed about used up, so that the conversation gathered new life and at the same time steered clear of political arguments, which are hindersome to both ingestion and digestion. - Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
No man owns me. All man can do is practice the timeless, criminal art of threatening to separate my soul from her physical host. - Tiffany Madison
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invicible host against difficulties. - Helen Keller
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean. - Maya Angelou
It is good to dress in fair clothes to dine with friends. It honors your host, if you are a guest; and your guest if you are a host. And both adorn the feast, and so celebrate the gifts of the world. - Alison Croggon
People who dismiss the unemployed and dependent as ‘parasites’ fail to understand economics and parasitism. A successful parasite is one that is not recognized by its host, one that can make its host work for it without appearing as a burden. Such is the ruling class in a capitalist society. - Jason Read
Time is like a fashionable host That slightly shakes his parting guest by the hand, And with his arm outstretch'd, as he would fly, Grasps in the comer. - William Shakespeare
A guest sees more in an hour than the host in a year. - Polish Proverb
If a woman were elected president, would our nation expect her husband to be the official White House host? - Venita Ellick
Every man knows that he will die: and nobody believes it. On that paradox stand not only a host of religions but the entity of a sane being. - John Myers Myers
Death, like a host, comes smiling to the door;Smiling, he greets us, on that tranquil shoreWhere neither piping bird nor peeping dawnDisturbs the eternal sleep,But in the stillness far withdrawnOur dreamless rest for evermore we keep. - Robert Louis Stevenson
One more drink and I'll be under the host. - Dorothy Parker
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