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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

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

Georgette Heyer
“It was strange how the dullest party could be enjoyed because there was one person present whose eyes could be met for the fraction of a second, in wordless appreciation of a joke unshared by others: almost as strange as the insipidity of parties at which that person was not present.”
Georgette Heyer, Sylvester

Kristin Cashore
“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

Fernando Pessoa
“Há partidos que, por força numérica ou coesiva ou ambas, conforme os sistemas de governo, são quase continuamente detentores do poder -partidos do governo. Outros há que, pelos motivos opostos, estão quase continuamente fora do poder - partidos de oposição. Os "arranjistas", os que se servem da política para lucro própia, matemial ou moral, convergem naturalmente para os partidos de governo, sem outro princípio que a própria conveniência. Os turbulentos, os revoltados-natos, convergem naturalmente para os partidos de oposição, sem outro principio que o seu oposicionismo temperamental.
Como, porém, os partidos se não formam em torno de conveniências ou de turbulências, pois que estas não tem em si mesmo poder coesivo, segue que estes elementos, por sua natureza discordantes, constituem um perigo, pelo menos latente, para o partido em que estão. [...]”
Fernando Pessoa, Sobre o Fascismo a Ditadura Militar e Salazar

“„Îmi plac petrecerile mari. Sunt atât de intime. La petrecerile mici n-ai loc de intimitate.”
F Scott Fizgerald

Penelope Lively
“It was not so much that he had anything against people in general, more that he saw no purpose in deliberately setting up occasions on which you stood around trying to think of something to say. Moreover, the whole process was self-perpetuating; the guest became the host in an act of social revenge and thus it was on for ever. The only sensible course was never to start it in the first place.”
Penelope Lively, Passing On

Steven Magee
“Independence Day, July 4th, or as I know it: The end of tea parties!”
Steven Magee

Jandy Nelson
“I've never been to a party before, didn't know it was like being miles and miles underground, where demons walk around with their hair on fire.”
Jandy Nelson, I'll Give You the Sun

Gianno Caldwell
“Whether we are Republicans or Democrats, the ultimate goal should be holding our leaders to the positions and objectives that best fit our aims for a better society. People are dug into their own corners. Right and left. Blue and red. We’re more separated now than ever before, and the gap only continues to widen as technology allows us to create more and more ponds where only like-minded fish can swim: the cable news we watch, the websites we gravitate to, the people and groups we follow (and block!) on social media.

The idea of a Democrat and a Republican sitting across from each other for a balanced, or even civil, discussion almost sounds impossible anymore.

Perhaps the first step in that direction is to start holding our own party accountable. We may demonize the other side a little less once we start looking at our own team with a more honest eye and realize we’re not perfect either. Before I could admit (shudder) that the other side had any good ideas that might advance my core values, I first had to accept the fact that my side sometimes has some bad ones.

That alone could be a big step toward both sides truly working together and unraveling some of the issues that both want resolved. Issues that are at the core of who we truly are beyond classifications and political tags.”
Gianno Caldwell, Taken for Granted: How Conservatism Can Win Back the Americans That Liberalism Failed

Karl Kristian Flores
“I can't get myself to stay; I cannot enjoy the crowd,
But I hate that I hate it because I wish I could let go.
I'm all alone in this corner and their laughter is loud.
Well that's okay, I think I'll just go home.”
Karl Kristian Flores, Can I Tell You Something?

Virginia Woolf
“They thought, or Peter at any rate thought, that she enjoyed imposing herself; liked to have famous people about her; great names; was simply a snob in short. Well, Peter might think so. Richard merely thought it foolish of her to like excitement when she knew it was bad for her heart. It was childish, he thought. And both were quite wrong. What she liked was simply life.
“That's what I do it for," she said, speaking aloud, to life.
But suppose Peter said to her, "Yes, yes, but your parties—what's the sense of your parties?" all she could say was (and nobody could be expected to understand): They're an offering; which sounded horribly vague.
And she felt quite continuously a sense of their existence; and she felt what a waste; and she felt what a pity; and she felt if only they could be brought together; so she did it. And it was an offering; to combine, to create; but to whom?”
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

Steven Magee
“I find it hard to get excited about elections when the two leading parties are corrupt.”
Steven Magee

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