Quotes by dinner

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  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Courage charms us, because it indicates that a man loves an idea better than all things in the world, that he is thinking neither of his bed, nor his dinner, nor his money, but will venture all to put in act the invisible thought of his mind.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    He who waits upon fortune is never sure of dinner.
  • Douglas Adams
    Douglas Adams
    British science-fiction writer 1952-
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    Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    The government of the world I live in was not framed, like that of Britain, in after-dinner conversations over the wine.
  • Christopher Morley
    Christopher Morley
    American Novelist, Journalist, Poet 1890-1957
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    There are a lot of people who must have the table laid in the usual fashion or they will not enjoy the dinner.
  • Thomas Wolfe
    Thomas Wolfe
    American writer and journalist 1931-
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    There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
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    There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.
    Source: My Best Short Stories (2014) 75
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
  • A dinner lubricates business.
  • Alfred Hitchcock
    Alfred Hitchcock
    English moviedirector 1899-1980
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    A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.
  • Mao Tse-Tung
    Mao Tse-Tung
    Chinese politician 1893-1976
    Mao Tse-Tung
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    A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.
  • Billy Corgan
    Billy Corgan
    American musician, singer and songwriter 1967-
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    Actually, I was having dinner with Michael (Stipe, of R.E.M.) when our second album went platinum, which up until that point was the highest success we'd ever had. And he turned to me during dinner and said, 'Welcome to the deep waters, kid.' I'll never forget that.
    Source: Icon Magazine. April 1998
  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan
    American politician and actor 1911-2004
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    All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
    Source: Speech, 11-01-1989
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