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

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

Better a good dinner than a fine coat.
French proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The good supper is known by its odor.
Moroccan proverb

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Light suppers make clean sheets.
English proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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