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Dinner Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Dinner

Please enjoy these Dinner Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A White House dinner is the American family assembled,
from labor leaders to billionaires, actors,
architects, academicians and athletes.
- Hugh Sidey

If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents,
he would promise them missionaries for dinner.
- H. L. Mencken

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

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

Strategy is buying a bottle of fine wine when you take a lady out for dinner.
Tactics is getting her to drink it.
- Frank Muir

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

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

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

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

Burning dinner is not incompetence but war.
- Marge Piercy

I met a hustler at a dinner party.
He had been invited because I was looking for an adviser
to help me with the street scenes.
So we put him on the film.
- John Schlesinger

Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time.
- Gerald R. Ford

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

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

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

A dinner invitation, once accepted, is a sacred obligation.
If you die before the dinner takes place,
your executor must attend.
- Ward McAllister

A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast,
a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
- Francis Bacon

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 had very few friends.
We always ate dinner with our parents.
We didn't want to go out.
American adolescence was a lot wilder than I would
have felt comfortable with.
- Maya Lin

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

If you really hate George Bush, you don't want to read
about his hobbies or that he's nice to his friends
or that he's good company at dinner.
- Daniel Okrent

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

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

Sometimes, when my wife and I were going out to dinner,
I would take my laptop with me and work in the car,
so as to take advantage of the half hour going and coming.
- Thomas Friedman

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

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

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

I'll just be sitting down having dinner with girlfriends
or something and people come up and ruin the dinner.
- Holly Valance

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

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

My brother never had me to dinner in his life.
- Burt Lancaster

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

The music I do is food...
that will be your dinner.
- Ziggy Marley

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

There's always a dinner to go to.
There're always loads of people around.
I was having fun working with my friends.
For a while it all just kind of rolled together in a great way.
- Kate Moss

She was built for crowds.
She has never come any closer to life than the dinner table.
- Janet Flanner

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

I grew up with the mindset that when you get home from work,
you go to dinner and watch a movie.
I don't want to be going to a club and taking off my panties.
- Blake Lively

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

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

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

I would not vote for the mayor.
It's not just because he didn't invite me to dinner,
but because on my way into town from the airport there
were such enormous potholes.
- Fidel Castro

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

Poverty is an anomaly to rich people;
it is very difficult to make out why people who want
dinner do not ring the bell.
- Walter Bagehot

Find me a man who's interesting enough to have dinner with and I'll be happy.
- Lauren Bacall

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

I was often very, incredibly naughty,
and if I didn't come home at tea time I used to be
sent to bed without any dinner.
But people used to bring me things: I was better fed in bed.
- Diane Cilento

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

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and
a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
- James Bovard

Remember, sex is like a Chinese dinner.
It ain't over 'til you both get your cookie.
- Alec Baldwin

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

The slogan of progress is changing from the full dinner pail to the full garage.
- Herbert Hoover

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

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

I like to be bought flowers and taken out for dinner.
I like a man to be a gentleman.
I don't like to be treated as if I am brainless.
I like to be respected and to give respect.
- Sharon Stone

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

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
- Ronald Reagan

If I go out to dinner with you and you order wine,
I leave.
I won't be around drugs and alcohol at all.
- Penn Jillette


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