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Dinner Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Dinner.

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

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Smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole
for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast
and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat -
dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all tend to measure our worth by what we DO -
the actions we take.
We also highly value what we SAY.
However, the greatest impact we have
on our family, our friends,
and our world is our kindness and love.
A bowl of soup served with love
is a greater gift than a steak dinner served brusquely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

 

You can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Be an Original, smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat, dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry
always gets the best of the argument.
- Voltaire

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There are two things that are more difficult
than making an after-dinner speech:
climbing a wall which is leaning toward you
and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.
- Winston Churchill

There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner:
that,
in the dinner, the sweets come last.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

My favorite time of day is to get up and eat leftovers from dinner,
especially spicy food.
- David Byrne

A good film is when the price of the dinner,
the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Some of the most important conversations I've ever
had occurred at my family's dinner table.
- Bob Ehrlich

My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
I don't think about it, I just have it.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

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 interest.
- Adam Smith

Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Who made the rule that life has to be so serious?
One would think that "life is serious" had been engraved
upon stone tablets to judge from how most lives are lived.
Get a life, smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat - dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I would have loved to have met Marilyn Monroe and have dinner with her.
- Juliette Binoche

Badger hates Society, and invitations,
and dinner, and all that sort of thing.
- Kenneth Grahame

I spend a good portion of my dinner-party conversation
defending America because no matter what the political agenda,
it's still a fantastic, amazing place.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I only eat one meal a day.
Lunch, not dinner.
- Robert Goulet

I think Ian McKellen made it all happen,
because he used to throw dinner parties and invite everyone over.
- Shawn Ashmore

I just don't get invited to the same dinner parties I used to like to go to.
- Ron Silver

Be able to blow out a dinner candle without sending
wax flying across the table.
- Marilyn vos Savant

If I didn't swim my best, I'd think about it at school,
at dinner, with my friends.
It would drive me crazy.
- Michael Phelps

The bed is now as public as the dinner table and governed
by the same rules of formal confrontation.
- Angela Carter

I definitely have a family.
I have a boyfriend who has kids, and we do normal things every day,
like get up and go to school.
Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Tina Yothers

To my great surprise and pleasure, I have had dinner
with most of the people living with whom I would like to have dinner.
- Holly Near

When he's late for dinner, I know he's either having
an affair or is lying dead in the street.
I always hope it's the street.
- Jessica Tandy

It strikes me as bad manners for a magazine to accept
one of my advertisements and then attack it editorially -
like inviting a man to dinner then spitting in his eye.
- David Ogilvy

A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything
than he does of his dinner.
- Samuel Johnson

I'm a 7 o'clock act.
My people want to go to a show, a dinner and then go home and go to bed.
- Louie Anderson

I still get nervous on dates.
I'll be sitting at dinner with a guy and I have to
excuse myself and go to the bathroom because I can't breathe.
- Shannen Doherty

There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than
that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.
- Tom Wolfe

But I don't sit down at dinner and have clever ideas.
- Mark Rylance

I'm into all that sappy stuff - a surprise picnic,
nice dinner, or traveling.
I'm kind of an old romantic.
- Will Estes

Before the group left, Gary asked for my phone number,
and the next day he called to ask me to dinner that night.
I had no idea he was married, but I found out that night.
- Donna Rice

At dinner parties I sit below the salt now.
There are a lot of interesting people there.
- Donald T. Regan

I'm the type of woman you might say is too good.
I'll massage a man's feet, have dinner cooked when he gets home.
But once they leave, the door is closed,
and the locks are changed.
- Angie Stone

For years my wedding ring has done its job.
It has led me not into temptation.
It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties
that it's time to go home.
It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion.
It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.
- Erma Bombeck

Make your having dinner out become The Event of the Night,
instead of just the beginning.
- John Walters

I don't always prepare such rich meals.
Sometimes I'll just serve a simple quiche,
salad and dessert for dinner.
During the week I try to eat lightly.
- Paul Lynde

King Louis Philippe once said to me that he attributed
the great success of the British nation in political
life to their talking politics after dinner.
- Benjamin Disraeli

At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death
should always be seated closest to the bathroom.
- George Carlin

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 revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay,
or painting a picture, or doing embroidery.
- Mao Tse-Tung

At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well,
and talk well but not too wisely.
- W. Somerset Maugham

I am a trial lawyer.
Matilda says that at dinner on a good day I sound like an affidavit.
- Mario Cuomo

Show me another pleasure like dinner which comes every day and lasts an hour.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

The first thing you should do with an actor is not
sign a contract with him.
Take him to dinner.
And take him for a walk afterwards.
- Elia Kazan

The theater is the only branch of art much cared for by people of wealth;
like canasta,
it does away with the brother of talk after dinner.
- Mary McCarthy

Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
- Fran Lebowitz

We sleep in separate rooms, we have dinner apart,
we take separate vacations - we're doing everything
we can to keep our marriage together.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Playtime and toys are good for kids,
or they wouldn't buy them.
McDonald's can provide that experience.
And having dinner with the family is good for kids.
- Jim Cantalupo

Serve the dinner backward, do anything -
but for goodness sake,
do something weird.
- Elsa Maxwell

We always had lutefisk for Christmas dinner,
after which Dad read from the Norwegian Bible.
- Peter Agre

When I invite a woman to dinner, I expect her to look at my face.
That's the price she has to pay.
- George S. Kaufman

Since the days of slavery, if you were a good singer or dancer,
it was your job to perform for the master after dinner.
- Spike Lee

The man of petty ambition if invited to dinner will
be eager to be set next his host.
- Theophrastus

Every President that went to China, I would meet them
and have dinner and talk about the past and the future.
That was in the '70s.
- Jet Li

The oldest form of theater is the dinner table.
It's got five or six people, new show every night,
same players.
Good ensemble; the people have worked together a lot.
- Michael J. Fox

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Dinner was made for eating, not for talking.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

I think I'm telling the truth.
I sat by Ray Perkins at the Hall of Fame dinner in New York,
and at that time he didn't know he was our coach and I didn't either.
- Bear Bryant

I have gotten to a point in my life where I don't want
to have dinner with someone I don't like.
- John Frankenheimer

The dinner table is a lively debate,
and everybody weighs in in a different way.
I like that, though.
- Vanessa Kerry

In those days, between the ages of 12 and 18 you meant nothing.
You were the extra place at the side table if someone came to dinner.
You were of no interest to anyone.
- Alexis Korner

I feel more comfortable doing films with groups of guys.
It's a lot easier for me.
There's a difference with women: you can't take them
to dinner every night and go crazy.
- Tom Berenger

If we had to choose one American Idol to go out to dinner with,
it would be Fantasia.
There are no airs and graces about her...
I like her.
- Simon Cowell

Poor, darling fellow - he died of food.
He was killed by the dinner table.
- Diana Vreeland

I remember when I was in college, I used to watch Julia
Child's cooking show during dinner and joke with my
roommates about becoming a TV chef.
- Martin Yan

Many after-dinner speakers remind us that to err is human.
- Frances Rodman


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