Parties Quotes

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J.R.R. Tolkien
“I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Criss Jami
“Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Roman Payne
“Champagne arrived in flûtes on trays, and we emptied them with gladness in our hearts... for when feasts are laid and classical music is played, where champagne is drunk once the sun has sunk and the season of summer is alive in spicy bloom, and beautiful women fill the room, and are generous with laughter and smiles... these things fill men's hearts with joy and remind one that life’s bounty is not always fleeting but can be captured, and enjoyed. It is in writing about this scene that I relive this night in my soul.”
Roman Payne

Daniel J. Rice
“He never cared too much for parties or people, but misanthropy could easily be cured by several alcoholic drinks.”
Daniel J. Rice, This Side of a Wilderness

Anne Sexton
“Quite collected at cocktail parties,
meanwhile in my head
I'm undergoing open-heart surgery.”
Anne Sexton, Transformations

Cinda Williams Chima
“I need to go to parties, Raisa mused, so I don't think so much.”
Cinda Williams Chima, The Demon King

Maggie Stiefvater
“Why can’t I do it?” [Isabel] asked….
“Do what?”
“Just forget about everything. Just go somewhere and get smashed and pretend like there are no problems or consequences. I know why. Because there are still problems and consequences. And going and--and--partying doesn’t make them go away. I feel like I’m the only sane person in the world. I don’t get why this whole world runs on stupidity.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Sinner

Megan McCafferty
“High school parties exhausted me because I always felt like I was the only thinking person in a room mostly full of morons obliterating precious IQ points with every gulp of whatever booze they managed to steal out of their parents' liquor cabinets. College parties are exhausting in a diametrically opposite way. They are full of smart, funny people who are all used to being the smartest, funniest person in the room, so they spend the whole party talking over one another, overlapping and overtaking the conversation to prove that they are the smartest, funniest person in the room, if not the entire planet.”
Megan McCafferty, Charmed Thirds

Mackenzi Lee
“There is a unique sort of agony to entering a party alone.”
Mackenzi Lee, The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

“If you're at a party with more than five people named Chad, get the fuck out right away.”
Eugene Mirman, The Will to Whatevs: A Guide to Modern Life

Tove Jansson
“All men have parties and are pals who never let each other down. A pal can say terrible things which are forgotten the next day. A pal never forgives, he just forgets, and a woman forgives but never forgets. That's how it is. That's why women aren't allowed to have parties. Being forgiven is very unpleasant.”
Tove Jansson, A Winter Book

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“In the morning you were never violently sorry-- you made no resolutions, but if you had overdone it and your heart was slightly out of order, you went on the wagon for a few days without saying anything about it, and waited until an accumulation of nervous boredom projected you into another party.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Short Stories

Jess Michaels
“She’s having a party, you
know. This coming week.”
He took a sip of wine. “I know. I received an invitation this morning before you arrived.
According to her flowing prose, I am to be the guest of honor.” He shuddered.
Miranda couldn’t help but laugh. “Yes, my mother is quite taken with you now that you’re assisting us financially. I’m sure she’ll fawn over you all evening.”
He downed the remainder of his wine in one swig. “Dear God, now I wish I hadn’t accepted the invitation.”
She giggled at his twisted, pained expression. “Oh, of course you must come. Drink the wine, appreciate the orchestra. After all, you’re paying for it.”
Ethan’s expression went from a playfully pained one to a truly pained one for a brief instant. His frown drew down and he looked at her evenly.
“No, Miranda. I believe it is you who are paying,” he said softly.”
Jess Michaels, Everything Forbidden

Nghi Vo
“It was after midnight with that tired charm that all parties on the downturn acquire.”
Nghi Vo, The Chosen and the Beautiful

“As the nation divided into Federalists and Republicans, each group called the other the worst name possible: "party". Most Americans feared the idea of party; believing that a society should unite to achieve the public good, they denounced parties as groups of ambitious men selfishly competing for power. Worse, parties were danger signals for a republic; if parties dominated a republic's politics, its days were numbered.”
R.B. Bernstein, Thomas Jefferson

“Prom night can be a special night, if you let it be. I know you think it's for losers and something that popular kids do because they are boring people with porcelain hearts who don't know what it means to be lonely. But you're wrong. Prom is a chance for everyone to try oral sex. Go for it. ”
Eugene Mirman, The Will to Whatevs: A Guide to Modern Life

Robert   Harris
“This was the problem with drinks parties: getting stuck with a person you didn't want to talk to while someone you did was tantalisingly in view.”
Robert Harris, The Fear Index

Bill Bryson
“America's industrial success produced a roll call of financial magnificence: Rockefellers, Morgans, Astors, Mellons, Fricks, Carnegies, Goulds, du Ponts, Belmonts, Harrimans, Huntingtons, Vanderbilts, and many more based in dynastic wealth of essentially inexhaustible proportions. John D. Rockefeller made $1 billion a year, measured in today's money, and paid no income tax. No one did, for income tax did not yet exist in America. Congress tried to introduce an income tax of 2 percent on earnings of $4,000 in 1894, but the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional. Income tax wouldn't become a regular part of American Life until 1914. People would never be this rich again.
Spending all this wealth became for many a more or less full-time occupation. A kind of desperate, vulgar edge became attached to almost everything they did. At one New York dinner party, guests found the table heaped with sand and at each place a little gold spade; upon a signal, they were invited to dig in and search for diamonds and other costly glitter buried within. At another party - possibly the most preposterous ever staged - several dozen horses with padded hooves were led into the ballroom of Sherry's, a vast and esteemed eating establishment, and tethered around the tables so that the guests, dressed as cowboys and cowgirls, could enjoy the novel and sublimely pointless pleasure of dining in a New York ballroom on horseback.”
Bill Bryson, At Home: A Short History of Private Life

Nghi Vo
“He wanted something agreeable, something sweeter around the edges, but I was never very good at sweet.”
Nghi Vo, The Chosen and the Beautiful

“Brigan, could you attempt, at least, to make yourself presentable? I know this is a war, but the rest of us are trying to pretend it’s a party.”
Kristin Cashore, Fire

Dave Gorman
“Can you imagine the reaction of a British tabloid newspaper if they found a small school in rural England hosting a party like this? A party? In a school? With children present? Where marijuana is openly smoked? And comdoms are given away at the door?Imagine the headlines! How much would the Daily Mail hate this? How much would the Daily Mail love to hate this?!”
Dave Gorman

A.D. Aliwat
“At least at parties everybody knows somebody, there’s a semblance of vetting and community, friendship.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

Leigh Bardugo
“I'm not keen on riots. Unless they involve dancing, but I believe those are usually referred to as parties.”
Leigh Bardugo, King of Scars

“I don't have friends in the lifestyle. I go to parties to fuck and go home”
Essence from F.U.C.K.

Mark Bibbins
“As kids we were warned
against playing with gender
as if it were a plastic bag
but here are some pictures
of you in drag
getting ready to head out to a party
or maybe that was the party”
Mark Bibbins, 13th Balloon

Avijeet Das
“You won't find me socializing, because I love my solitude. You won't find me in parties, because I love my loneliness.”
Avijeet Das

“It is always nice to be reckless and wild in the presence of a good company, because you know nothing bad will happen to you.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Steven Magee
“Trump or Biden is irrelevant, as the same toxic corporations are in control of both political parties.”
Steven Magee

Elif Batuman
“Why was it considered laudable, sociable, and funny to do this thing that made a person feel like they were dying, and did on occasion induce death? Of course, you couldn't have a party without alcohol. I understood this. I understood the reason. The reason was that people were intolerable. But wasn't there any way around that? Juho was talking about different research that people were doing into alcoholism in Finland. Why was nobody researching the more direct issue, of trying to make people less intolerable?”
Elif Batuman, Either/Or

Steven Magee
“One person’s hero is another’s enemy.”
Steven Magee

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