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  Better a good dinner than a fine coat.  
 -  French proverb
  

  When flatterers meet, the devil goes to dinner.  
 -  English proverb
  

  For a good dinner and a gentle wife you can afford to wait.  
 -  Dutch proverb
  

  The good supper is known by its odor.  
 -  Moroccan proverb
  

  If you want your dinner, don't offend the cook.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  After dinner stand for a while, or walk a thousand steps.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Light suppers make clean sheets.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Better to go to bed supperless than run in debt.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.  
 -  Adelle Davis
  

  A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.  
 -  Alfred Hitchcock
  

  Not many people in this world are as lucky as I've been. Although, if you do see me in a restaurant, please, just let me eat my dinner.  
 -  Andy Rooney
  

  Americans are just beginning to regard food the way the French always have. Dinner is not what you do in the evening before something else. Dinner is the evening.  
 -  Art Buchwald
  

  Eat few suppers and you'll need few medicines.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.  
 -  Charles de Montesquieu
  

  You know you've had too much to eat for Christmas dinner when you slump down onto a beanbag and realize... there is no beanbag.  
 -  David Letterman
  

  Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.  
 -  Erma Bombeck
  

  Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.  
 -  Fran Lebowitz
  

  Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  You need not rest your reputation on the dinners you give.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  Doctor says to a man, 'You're pregnant!' The man says, 'How does a man get pregnant?' The doctor says, 'The usual way - a little wine, a little dinner....'  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  I was just in London - there is a 6 hour time difference. I'm still confused. When I go to dinner, I feel sexy. When I go to bed, I feel hungry.  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  You need not rest your reputation on the dinners you give.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  Doctor says to a man, 'You're pregnant!' The man says, 'How does a man get pregnant?' The doctor says, 'The usual way - a little wine, a little dinner....'  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  I was just in London - there is a 6 hour time difference. I'm still confused. When I go to dinner, I feel sexy. When I go to bed, I feel hungry.  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.  
 -  Henry Youngman
  

  Personally, I don't think pure vegetarianism is a healthy lifestyle. I've often wondered to myself: Does a vegetarian look forward to dinner, ever?  
 -  Julia Child
  

  A dinner lubricates business.  
 -  Lord William Stowell
  

  But when the time comes that a man has had his dinner, then the true man comes to the surface.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  I went to dinner, which was served in a small private room of the club with the usual piano and fiddlers present to make conversation difficult and comfort impossible.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  We're gonna see America. Gonna go west, where the air is fresh, the sky is big, and a man can still kill his dinner with his car.  
 -  Married with Children, 1987
  

  My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.  
 -  Orson Welles
  

  The worst thing about having a mistress is those two dinners you have to eat.  
 -  Oscar Levant
  

  Murder is always a mistake. One should never do anything that one cannot talk about after dinner.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  For an artist to marry his model is as fatal as for a gourmet to marry his cook: the one gets no sittings, and the other no dinner.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world.  
 -  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
  

  After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one's relatives.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  Bugger the table plan, give me my dinner!  
 -  Prince Philip, at a dinner party
  

  If you have a parrot, do not leave them in the bedroom. They hear everything. All of a sudden, you'll have guests over for dinner and the parrot will go 'not the ass!'  
 -  Robin Williams
  

  We sleep in separate rooms, we have dinner apart, we take separate vacations - we're doing everything we can to keep our marriage together.  
 -  Rodney Dangerfield
  

  Sometimes when I'm faced with an atheist, I am tempted to invite him to the greatest gourmet dinner that one could ever serve, and when we have finished eating that magnificent dinner, to ask him if he believes there's a cook.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  I've been on the Slim-Fast diet. For breakfast, you have a shake. For lunch, you have a shake. For dinner, you kill anyone with food on their plate.  
 -  Rosie O'Donnell
  

  Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.  
 -  Samuel Pepys
  

  Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.  
 -  Sir Francis Bacon
  

  When you see a vegetarian dinner you wonder - are they about to it or have they just finished?  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  If Jesus Christ were to come today, people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner and hear what he had to say, and make fun of it.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle
  

  Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument.  
 -  Voltaire
  

  Take me as an example. I happen to have a talent for allocating capital. But my ability to use that talent is completely dependent on the society I was born into. If I'd been born into a tribe of hunters, this talent of mine would be pretty worthless. I can't run very fast. I'm not particularly strong. I'd probably end up as some wild animal's dinner.  
 -  Warren Buffett
  

  At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.  
 -  William Somerset Maugham