Quotes of Dining

“ To abstain that we may enjoy is the epicurianism of reason. ”

- Unknown

“ No, Antony, take the lot: But, first or last, your fine Egyptian cookery Shall have the fame. I have heard that Julius Caesar Grew faw with feasting there. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation. ”

- Fran Lebowitz

“ The art of dining well is no slight art, the pleasure not a slight pleasure. ”

- Michel de Montaigne

“ Schizophrenia beats dining alone. ”

- Oscar Levant

“ Caviar is to dining what a sable coat is to a girl in evening dress. ”

- Ludwig Bemelmans

“ The quality of food is in inverse proportion to a dining room's altitude, especially atop bank and hotel buildings ”

- Bryan Miller

“ Playwrights are like men who have been dining for a month in an Indian restaurant. After eating curry night after night, they deny the existence of asparagus. ”

- Peter Ustinov

“ Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody. ”

- Samuel Pepys

“ In later life, as in earlier, only a few persons influence the formation of our character; the multitude pass us by like a distant army. One friend, one teacher, one beloved, one club, one dining table, one work table are the means by which one's nation and the spirit of one's nation affect the individual. ”

- Jean Paul Richter
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