Dinner Quotes

Quotes tagged as "dinner" (showing 1-30 of 105)
Orson Welles
“My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.”
Orson Welles

Samuel Pepys
“Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.”
Samuel Pepys, The Diary of Samuel Pepys: A Selection

Sue Grafton
“Except for cases that clearly involve a homicidal maniac, the police like to believe murders are committed by those we know and love, and most of the time they're right - a chilling thought when you sit down to dinner with a family of five. All those potential killers passing their plates.”
Sue Grafton, A is for Alibi

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Theatres are curious places, magician's trick-boxes where the golden memories of dramtic triumphs linger like nostalgic ghosts, and where the unexplainable, the fantastic, the tragic, the comic and the absurd are routine occurences on and off the stage. Murders, mayhem, politcal intrigue, lucrative business, secret assignations, and of course, dinner.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

Kenneth Grahame
“Badger hates Society, and invitations, and dinner, and all that sort of thing.”
Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Dark Jar Tin Zoo
“She asked if I loved another woman, so I answered honestly and said, “Dinner was great, but I could go for dessert.”
Dark Jar Tin Zoo, Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91.

Kelley Armstrong
“Tori joined us for dinner --in body, at least. She spent the meal practicing for a role in the next zombie movie, expressionless, methodically moving fork to mouth, sometimes even with food on it.”
Kelley Armstrong, The Summoning

E.A. Bucchianeri
“There are times when wisdom cannot be found in the chambers of parliament or the halls of academia but at the unpretentious setting of the kitchen table.”
E.A. Bucchianeri

Oscar Wilde
“You can't possibly ask me to go without having some dinner. It's absurd. I never go without my dinner. No one ever does, except vegetarians and people like that.”
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Stephan Pastis
“If a restaurant offers crayons, I always take them and color throughout the meal. It beats talking to the people I came to dinner with.”
Stephan Pastis

Nigel Slater
“Well let's face it, who on earth besides antique dealers and gay couples actually still give dinner parties?”
Nigel Slater

Siri Mitchell
“This table is a pigeon trap. A dozen different forks and knives and spoons. Four different goblets. All of them just waiting to be knocked over or misapplied and mishandled. It’s a wonder anyone is ever tempted to eat.”
Siri Mitchell, She Walks in Beauty

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Democracy was supposed to champion freedom of speech, and yet the simple rules of table decorum could clamp down on the rights their forefathers had fought and died for.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

E.A. Bucchianeri
“... food is not simply organic fuel to keep body and soul together, it is a perishable art that must be savoured at the peak of perfection.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

Louise Penny
“Every year the hunters shot cows and horses and family pets and each other. And unbelievably, they sometimes shot themselves, perhaps in a psychotic episode where they mistook themselves for dinner”
Louise Penny, Still Life

Amy Krouse Rosenthal
“If you want to grow up to be a big, strong pea, you have to eat your candy," Papa Pea would say.”
Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Little Pea

J.G. Ballard
“He methodically basted the dark skin of the Alsatian, which he had stuffed with garlic and herbs.
"One rule in life", he murmured to himself. "If you can smell garlic, everything is all right".”
J.G. Ballard, High-Rise

James  Jones
“Sitting on the porch alone, listening to them fixing supper, he felt again the indignation he had felt before, the sense of loss and the aloneness, the utter defenselessness that was each man's lot, sealed up in his bee cell from all the others in the world. But the smelling of boiling vegetables and pork reached him from the inside, the aloneness left him for a while. The warm moist smell promised other people lived and were preparing supper.

He listened to the pouring and the thunder rumblings that sounded hollow like they were in a rainbarrel, shared the excitement and the coziness of the buzzing insects that had sought refuge on the porch, and now and then he slapped detachedly at the mosquitoes, making a sharp crack in the pouring buzzing silence. The porch sheltered him from all but the splashes of the drops that hit the floor and their spray touched him with a pleasant chill. And he was secure, because someewhere out beyond the wall of water humanity still existed, and was preparing supper.”
James Jones, From Here to Eternity

“I have never understood why a woman must have a man to take her into dinner.”
Jude Morgan, Indiscretion

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
“The world is full of unrequited love,' I said finally.
'You and Patrick having problems?' Dad said, reaching around to get the butter out of the fridge.
'No, I was just wondering what you would say if I was a lesbian.'
'Come again?' said Lester. 'I'm having a hard time following this conversation.”
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Alice on the Outside

Christopher Hitchens
Your favorite occupation? Travel in contested territory. Hard-working writing and reading when safely home, in the knowledge that an amusing friend is later coming to dinner.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir

Sarah Mayberry
“Poppy: What makes you think I'm having dinner with you?
Jake: Because you can't sit in your room and eat ice cream and chips two nights in a row. You'll get scurvy. You need vitamin C.”
Sarah Mayberry, Her Secret Fling

Howard Tayler
“Are you guys really arguing over where to eat dinner?"

"It's one of the more savage tools in the diplomatic arsenal.”
Howard Tayler, Emperor Pius Dei

Julie Kenner
“They served "Good Food" but only a G, an O and a D were lit up. Personally, I doubted God dined there. Unless God was keen on samonella poisoning and rat droppings in the hamburgers. But then again, what did I know?”
Julie Kenner, Torn

E.A. Bucchianeri
“That´s the problem with planning a late night supper after the opera, not only does the hero or the heroine die singing, but you end up famished after the last notes of the finale.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

Colley Cibber
“Ah! good Sir! no Whores before Dinner, I beseech you."

[Love's Last Shift]”
Colley Cibber, The Plays of Colley Cibber

J.G. Ballard
“However, for all his affection and loyalty towards the animal, the dog would soon be leaving him - they would both be present at a celebratory dinner when they reached the roof, he reflected with a touch of gallows-humour, but the poodle would be in the pot.”
J.G. Ballard, High-Rise

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
“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

Barbara Pym
“Well, I haven't really anything to eat at home, I began, but then stopped, as I realised that a dreary revelation of the state of one's larder was hardly the way to respond to an invitation to dinner.”
Barbara Pym, Excellent Women
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“The perfect accompaniment to a lovely dinner is not an ageless wine, but a beautiful woman.”
Anthony T.Hincks

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