Quotes About Dinner

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Quotes About Dinner

Do you not find it happens very often, that you are as gay as Garrick at dinner and then by supper-time you wonder why God made the world?
— Patrick O'Brian —

I watched bulls bred to cows, watched mares foal, I saw life come from the egg and the multiplicative wonders of mudholes and ponds, the jell and slime of life shimmering in gravid expectation. Everywhere I looked, life sprang from something not life, insects unfolded from sacs on the surface of still waters and were instantly on prowl for their dinner, everything that came into being knew at once what to do and did it, unastonished that it was what it was, unimpressed by where it was, the great earth heaving up bloodied newborns from every pore, every cell, bearing the variousness of itself from every conceivable substance which it contained in itself, sprouting life that flew or waved in the wind or blew from the mountains or stuck to the damp black underside of rocks, or swam or suckled or bellowed or silently separated in two.

— E.L. Doctorow

I haven't been avoiding you,"
"You're lying. The last time we were both at dinner, you got up in the middle of Mom's fajita presentation and said you forgot to feed your cat."
Uh-oh.
"So?"
"You don't have a cat.

— Kristen Ashley

I always say, 'There's a difference between cooked food and McDonald's.' Your mom's homemade dinner - you enjoy this more than you enjoy the fast food that comes along and goes, and I strive to make homemade dinner every time I put out an album.

— Estelle

When I wanted to audition for a dinner-theater junior troupe in my hometown, I needed to have a piece of musical theater music to sing. I wasn't sure what I wanted to use. My mom and dad suggested that I sing 'Edelweiss' because I knew it from the music box.

— Audra McDonald

She's sent the crows out to blind the guests coming for dinner!"
What?"
She's BLINDING THE GUESTS COMING FOR DINNER!"
Well, that's one way to avoid having to dust, I suppose.

— Gregory Maguire

Someone told me that they didn't want to take a flu shot because they didn't want to put a foreign substance in their body. What do they think they do at dinner every night?

— Michael Specter

I don't like crowds because I am small and fear being trampled. My ideal night out is a dinner party in my backyard with a group of like-minded friends whom I boss around in a gentle and loving way.

— Amy Poehler

You can yell on a playground, but not during dinner.

— Cynthia Lord

But the important thing is that I don't do anything else. I avoid social life normally associated with publishing. I don't go to the cocktail parties, I don't give or go to dinner parties. I need that time in the evening because I can do a tremendous amount of work then. And I can concentrate. When I sit down to write I never brood. I have so many other things to do, with my children and teaching, that I can't afford it ...

— Toni Morrison

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.

— Oscar Wilde

If I wanted to stun anyone at dinner, I'd hit them in the face.

— Kristin Cashore

If you see a player out in public having dinner, chances are he's with his boring money manager or some boring rich guy he hopes to design a golf course for.

— Dan Jenkins

I would show up at a party for Al Qaeda if you said there's going to be a dinner.

— Gilbert Gottfried

Do you not find it happens very often, that you are as gay as Garrick at dinner and then by supper-time you wonder why God made the world?

— Patrick O'Brian

I would rather read poetry than eat my dinner any day. It has been so all my life.

— Laura E. Richards

Stories about [the German composer Johannes] Brahms's rudeness and wit amused me in particular. For instance, I loved the one about how a great wine connoisseur invited the composer to dinner. 'This is the Brahms of my cellar,' he said to his guests, producing a dust-covered bottle and pouring some into the master's glass. Brahms looked first at the color of the wine, then sniffed its bouquet, finally took a sip, and put the glass down without saying a word. 'Don't you like it?' asked the host. 'Hmm,' Brahms muttered. 'Better bring your Beethoven!'

— Arthur Rubinstein

If you meet at dinner a man who has spent his life in educating himself - a rare type in our time ... you rise from table richer, and conscious that a high ideal has for a moment touched and sanctified your days. But Oh! my dear Ernest, to sit next to a man who has spent his life in trying to educate others! What a dreadful experience that is!

— Oscar Wilde

I like to sleep about four or five really solid hours at night, and then sometimes take a nap in the afternoon or early evening after dinner. I love naps.

— Dan Chaon

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