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Eating Dinner Quotes


"Oh, the pleasure of eating my dinner alone!" - Charles Lamb

"I'm very good about eating breakfast, lunch and dinner." - Yunjin Kim

"Dinner was made for eating, not for talking." - William Makepeace Thacker

"Dinner was made for eating, not for talking." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Live events and lectures in front of large audiences. It is the best. I like it more than eating dinner." - David Wolfe

"Stop eating before you're full." - Michael Pollan

"Dinner alone is one of life's pleasures." - Laurie Colwin

"Dinner, basketball game, four guys - classic." - Billy Bush

"I can act normally, and I can go out, but people around you don't act normally. If it was normal, I'd go out and have my dinner and nobody would be video-phoning me eating my dinner." - Cheryl Cole

"The thing I love about television is that people watch you in their pajamas, and when they're eating dinner. You're part of the family." - Barbara Feldon

"I eat strategically. If I know I'm having a big Chinese banquet tomorrow, I'm not eating a big dinner tonight, and I'm not having breakfast." - Anthony Bourdain

"I can't stand people who say 'I told you so.' That's worse than somebody coming up and eating your dinner before you have a chance to sit down." - Lloyd Alexander

"I walk around the room eating goose liver and puffy bread until there's a knock on the door. Effie's calling me to dinner. Good. I'm starving." - Suzanne Collins

"There is a difference between feeding someone and eating dinner with them. If every Christian at home just made room for the stranger we would end homelessness overnight." - Shane Claiborne

"Most Americans are skipping meals and when they do eat, they're starving and they're eating an excess of sugar and calories. Really it's about eating breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, and dinner, and trying to feed yourself." - Jackie Warner

"I think that we can often be eating and not even really acknowledging that we are putting something about our mouths. I think there is lot to be said about eating dinner and not having the distraction of the TV." - Patsy Kensit

"The dinner even is only the parable of a dinner, commonly." - Henry David Thoreau

"I don't like eating in restaurants." - David Chang

"EAT, v.i. To perform successively (and successfully) the functions of mastication, humectation, and deglutition. 'I was in the drawing-room, enjoying my dinner,' said Brillat-Savarin, beginning an anecdote. 'What!' interrupted Rochebriant; 'eating dinner in a drawing-room?' 'I must beg you to observe, monsieur,' explained the great gastronome, 'that I did not say I was eating my dinner, but enjoying it. I had dined an hour before.'" - Ambrose Bierce

"The key to eating healthy is not eating any food that has a TV commercial." - Mike Birbiglia

"A dog desires affection more than its dinner. Well - almost." - Charlotte Gray

"As a comforter, philosophy cannot compete with a good dinner." - Mason Cooley

"This was a good dinner enough, to be sure; but it was not a dinner to ask a man to." - Samuel Johnson

"Those who do it always would as soon think of being conceited of eating their dinner as of doing their duty. What honest boy would pride himself on not picking a pocket? A thief who was trying to reform would." - George Macdonald

"On my days off I pick up our chicken's eggs. My wife and I have five chickens called The Spice Girls. Five lovely chicks. And no, we won't be eating any of them for Christmas dinner." - John Nettles

"I think in times of bizarre strangeness, what you can and should do is spend time with your family eating lunch or dinner. And if you can do that, you will restore us to the peace." - Mario Batali

"Writers get exactly the right amount of fame: just enough to get a good table in a restaurant but not enough so that people are constantly interrupting you while you're eating dinner." - Fran Lebowitz

"I want to be on that thing that people watch while they're eating a quick dinner before they go out, or to cheer them up. I want to make people laugh every day, if I can." - Judy Greer

"How competitive am I? A healthy amount. I have four siblings. It was competitive just eating dinner, like, "Everyone, get what you want from the chicken." Plus competing for your parents' attention." - Rose Byrne

"The guardian and arbiter of superlative eating, with every meal an unforgettable experience in pleasure, starting with the soup, which he said, 'must be the agent provocateur of a good dinner.'" - Marie-Antoine Careme

"Philosophy and theology have so much to tell us about God, but people today want to experience God. There is a difference between eating dinner and merely reading the menu." - Dada Vaswani

"It's easy enough to foist your music collection on your kids. Lectures are not required; you just play the stuff while they are prisoner in the back seat on a long drive, or softly in the background while eating dinner." - Dean Wareham

"People think of you differently if you've been in their homes. They think they own you because they watched you while they were eating dinner, or they can turn you up or down, or even freeze you." - Maggie Smith

"When it comes to cooking and eating, I always try to preach that life is about moderation. Even if I'm having beef for dinner, it's probably going to be a 3-4 ounce portion with heaps and heaps of vegetables." - Michael Symon

"Spending more time with friends and family costs nothing. Nor does walking, cooking, meditating, making love, reading or eating dinner at the table instead of in front of the television. Simply resisting the urge to hurry is free." - Carl Honore

"I don't have a Facebook or a Twitter account, and I don't know how I feel about this idea of, "Now, I'm eating dinner, and I want everyone to know that I'm having dinner at this time." or "I just mailed a letter and dropped off my kids." That, to me, is a very strange phenomenon." - Scarlett Johansson

"When I first came up to the majors and I'd have a bad day, I'd punish myself. I would do something like not eat dinner. Now I've come to appreciate that we play 162 games a year, and you're going to have bad days. And not eating dinner hurts, it doesn't help." - Todd Helton

"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

"If you start eating with your mouth open - I can't stand it! I was out to dinner with a girl, and she started chomping on her food. You could see everything she was eating. I was like, 'So when do you want to go home?'" - Ryan Guzman

"To a greedy eating horse a short halter." - George Herbert

"I was blown up while we were eating cheese." - Ernest Hemingway

"The eating of meat extinguishes the seed of great compassion." - Gautama Buddha

"I once dieted so religiously I quit eating in church." - Zig Ziglar

"My physique is down to 20 years of eating cheese." - Ricky Gervais

"I'm trying to teach my daughter about healthy eating." - Carnie Wilson

"The eating of burning brimstone is an entirely fake performance." - Harry Houdini

"Dinner with water is dinner for prisoners" - Adam Gopnik

"To my great surprise and pleasure, I have had dinner with most of the people living with whom I would like to have dinner." - Holly Near

"Shall I refuse my dinner because I do not fully understand the process of digestion?" - Oliver Heaviside

"The lion cares less about being king of the beasts than about finding his dinner." - Mason Cooley

"We may eat dinner together, but everyone puts the food in his own mouth." - Mason Cooley

"Molly was committing dinner. . ." - Jim Butcher

"On Sunday night, my husband makes a five-course family dinner." - Soledad Obrien

"A dinner lubricates business." - William Scott, 1st Baron Stowell

"I rarely have time for lunch, so tend to have a big breakfast and big dinner." - Carmen Busquets

"People make fun of what I'm eating because they can tell I hate it. They know I am not happy eating healthy food. I look miserable - I look like I would rather be eating something else." - Seth Rogen

"The obese are eating the worst diet in the country if you define worse as ratio of calories to essential micronutrients. They're just eating empty calories." - Bruce Ames

"From eating meat arrogance is born, from arrogance erroneous imaginations issue, and from imagination is born greed; and for this reason refrain from eating meat." - Gautama Buddha

"We are already eating less animal foods since a few years ago, but we are still eating 8-9 billion animals per year." - Mark Bittman

"Germans are flummoxed by humor, the Swiss have no concept of fun, the Spanish think there is nothing at all ridiculous about eating dinner at midnight, and the Italians should never, ever have been let in on the invention of the motor car." - Bill Bryson

"I like the idea of going out with a woman and not doing anything, and just eating dinner and talking, and that's cool, too. So, someone might look at me and say, "No way, man. He's just banging strippers." And I do that, but not all the time." - Henry Rollins

"I have many memories of waking up to eat breakfast that my mother carefully prepared for us and her saying, what do y'all want for lunch, and as we're eating lunch, what do y'all want for dinner? It's always about the next meal" - Lisa Loeb

"On the three pigs he and his wife own: "We acquired the pigs last year. My wife was born on a pig farm and has always been very fond of pigs. Of course, they are for eating, which is why they are named Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. You would' want to eat Rufus, Marcus and Esmeralda." - John Mortimer

"Sometimes after an enjoyable family home evening, during a fervent family prayer, or when our entire family is at the dinner table on Sunday evening eating waffles and engaging in a session of lively, good-matured conversation, I quietly say to myself, 'If heaven is nothing more than this, it will be good enough for me!'" - Marlin K. Jensen

"The successful truck gardener can never go out to dinner in the summer or spend a week end away, because his conscience tells him he has to be at home eating up his corn or packaging his beans for the freezer." - Phyllis Mcginley

"Tonight, when we were eating dinner, Marta said something that really knocked me for a loop. She said, "I love carrots." "Good," I said as I gritted my teeth real hard. "Then maybe you and carrots would like to go into the bedroom and have sex!" They didn't, but maybe they will sometime, and I can watch." - Jack Handey

"A jazz musician is not a jazz musician when he or she is eating dinner or when he or she is with his parents or spouse or neighbors. He's above all a human being . . . the true artform is being a human being." - Herbie Hancock

"I loathe people who say, 'I always read the ending of the book first.' That really irritates me, It's like someone coming to dinner, just opening the fridge and eating pudding, while you're standing there still working on the starter. It's not on." - J K Rowling

"If people recognize me when I'm out in public, I'm very nice to them. I'm very nice to people even when they don't recognize me. I don't even mind if people come up to me while I'm eating dinner, but if they recognize me while I'm having sex, I refuse to sign autographs." - Harrison Ford

"If a person just takes what is socio-political and geographical from the themes of my films then that's not enough. But if the person goes out of the theatre and, for example, makes the dinner he's eating later on, extra nice then I feel that I have succeeded. We have this urge to anaesthetize the moment we're living in." - Elia Suleiman

"If you've ever been in the West Wing, it's like a little rabbit warren. Everybody's crammed in there on top of each other, and you're eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the mess with people. And so you really get to know each other very well. So, I think they just weren't worried." - Donald Verrilli Jr.

"On the three pigs he and his wife own: "We acquired the pigs last year. My wife was born on a pig farm and has always been very fond of pigs. Of course, they are for eating, which is why they are named Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. You wouldn't want to eat Rufus, Marcus and Esmeralda." - John Mortimer

"My biggest tip is this... treat bread like chocolate. You wouldn't have a chocolate bar in the morning and then a double chocolate bar at lunch and then some chocolate before dinner. I was essentially eating a loaf of bread a day. And that doesn't work for me." - James Corden

"I start the day with oatmeal with vanilla almond milk. If I don't, I'm dying by noon and eating everything in sight. On-set, I avoid crap and pack soup and salad. I cook pork chops or turkey tacos for dinner." - Kaley Cuoco

"I don't sign autographs when I'm out for a meal or out with my kids. I think that's rude and disrespectful. I would never ask anyone for an autograph while they were eating dinner; that's what I was taught by my parents." - Tim Howard

"I learned a valuable lesson doing 'Mr. Sunshine,' which is that I didn't want to be in charge because it's too much. Being in charge and acting in every scene was just too difficult. It's like eating dinner in a moving golf cart every night." - Matthew Perry

"What works for me is a little bit of training and sensible eating. You know, the Cameron Diaz's of the world put a lot of effort into it! But you can't have it all - I like going out for dinner with my husband; I like meeting my mates at Starbucks!" - Louise Nurding

"I was always with a single mom, and we never had schedules or anything. We were just Bohemian, us against the world, which was kind of great, but it certainly didn't breed security. I've gotten hyper-sensitive to schedules and bath time and eating at the dinner table. We don't just 'Bohemian' go out at nine o'clock and go get Chinese food." - Brooke Shields

"I have many memories of waking up to eat breakfast that my mother carefully prepared for us and her saying, what do y'all want for lunch, and as we're eating lunch, what do y'all want for dinner? It's always about the next meal." - Lisa Loeb

"I keep my diet simple by sticking to mostly fruits and vegetables all day and then having whatever I want for dinner. I end up making healthy choices, like sushi or grilled fish, because I feel so good from eating well." - Jennifer Morrison

"For now I ask no more Than the justice of eating." - Pablo Neruda

"The Story of My Life is drinking cups of tea, eating coco pops and playing Playstation." - Louis Tomlinson

"I had a dream last night that a hamburger was eating ME!" - Jerry Seinfeld

"Since visiting the abatoirs of S. France I have stopped eating meat." - Vincent Van Gogh

"The more I write, the more the silence seems to be eating away at me." - C K Williams

"While I'm not very talented at cooking, I am very talented at eating." - Jens Voigt

"He dreamed he was eating shredded wheat and woke up to find the mattress half gone." - Fred Allen

"I am convinced that by eating biological foods it is possible to avoid a tumor." - Gwyneth Paltrow

"Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death." - Elon Musk

"Publicity is like eating peanuts. Once you start you can't stop." - Andy Warhol

"Atheism is a disease of the mind caused by eating underdone philosophy" - Austin O'Malley

"Appetite comes with eating." - Francois Rabelais

"Falling in love is a completely transcendent experience. It's like eating pizza-flavored ice cream" - Mike Birbiglia

"I've done without doing things, like sleeping and eating, but I need to write." - Veronica Roth

"The peculiar dignity of men seen eating alone in restaurants on national holidays" - Stanley Elkin

"Fatherlessness is a rot that is eating away at the modern soul." - Douglas Wilson

"Do you know they're now producing eating dogs for the anorexics?" - Prince Philip

"We are, like Nebuchadnezzar, dethroned, bereft of reason, and eating grass like an ox." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Untouchability is a blot on Hinduism. It is a canker eating into its vitals." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Eating people is wrong." - Michael Flanders

"I like food. I like eating. And I don't want to deprive myself of good food." - Sarah Michelle Gellar

"This is fun; consuming our music shouldn't be a responsibility like eating your spinach or something." - Ian Williams

"I have an obsession with Milk Duds. Eating them tastes like heaven." - Olivia Holt

"Dinner is to a day what dessert is to dinner." - Michael Dorris

"Men are conservatives when they are least vigorous or when they are most luxurious-they are conservatives after dinner." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The irrational may be attractive in the abstract, but not in cab drives, dinner guests, or elderly relatives." - Mason Cooley

"On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment - half- time." - Anonymous

"At dinner my man appeares." - George Herbert

"I'm sometimes afraid I'll cross a line and it'll be difficult to come back, say, to dinner." - Jamaica Kincaid

"Dinner theater is anti-culture." - John Simon

"I am not interested in politics at all. At home, around the dinner table, we never discuss politics." - Columba Bush

"There's not too many people that don't think I'm crazy, for walking away from so much money," he said. "I'm at a restaurant with my wife, it's a nice restaurant, we're eating dinner. I look across the room, I say, "You see this guy over here, across the room? He has $100 million." And we're eating the same entree. So, OK, fine, I don't have $50 million or whatever it was, but say I have $10 million in the bank. The difference in lifestyle is miniscule." - Dave Chappelle

"Why are they doing that?" his mother said, frowning at her grandsons. The boys were sorting the casserole into piles on their plates. "Doing what?" Eve asked. "Why aren't they eating their food?" "They don't like it when things touch," Eve said. "What things?" his mother asked. "Their food. They don't like it when different foods touch or mix together." "How do you serve dinner, in ice cube trays?" - Rainbow Rowell

"Peter: Where are you two going? Tris: Why aren't you with your attack group eating dinner? Peter: I don't have one. I'm injured. Christina: Yeah right, you are! Peter: Well, I don't want to go to battle with a bunch of factionless. So I'm going to stay here. Christina: Like a coward. Let everyone else clean up the mess for you. Peter: Yep! Have fun dying." - Veronica Roth

"Why are they doing that?" his mother said, frowning at her grandsons. The boys were sorting the casserole into piles on their plates. "Doing what?" Eve asked. "Why are' they eating their food?" "They do' like it when things touch," Eve said. "What things?" his mother asked. "Their food. They do' like it when different foods touch or mix together." "How do you serve dinner, in ice cube trays?" - Rainbow Rowell

"Play with your kids. Limit their TV time. Get outdoors and chase them around. Wrestle with them. Walk the dog. Go bike riding. The reality is that your kids are not stupid, and they know when they are overweight Start walking the dog after dinner instead of watching TV. You don't want them going on the Web to find ways to lose weight. That's when you'll find them eating tissue paper because they read that a supermodel did it." - Jillian Michaels

"If you're at a Thanksgiving dinner, but you don't like the stuffing or the cranberry sauce or anything else, just pretend like you're eating it, but instead, put it all in your lap and form it into a big mushy ball. Then, later, when you're out back having cigars with the boys, let out a big fake cough and throw the ball to the ground. Then say, 'Boy, these are good cigars!" - Jack Handey

"Our kids didn't do this to themselves. They don't decide the sugar content in soda or the advertising content of a television show. Kids don't choose what's served to them for lunch at school, and shouldn't be deciding what's served to them for dinner at home. And they don't decide whether there's time in the day or room in the budget to learn about healthy eating or to spend time playing outside." - Michelle Obama

"When we travel for research our strategy is to simply move from kitchen to kitchen. It's truly a wonderful way to travel - food shopping, cooking and eating in one home for lunch and then another for dinner. The process of cooking takes us immediately into the rituals and rhythms of daily life and also places us firmly in the position of learners. We were meet with incredible generosity by all of the families we ate with." - Jon Rubin

"Eating everything you want is not that much fun. When you live a life with no boundaries, there's less joy. If you can eat anything you want to, what's the fun in eating anything you want to?" - Tom Hanks

"If price spikes don't change eating habits, perhaps the combination of deforestation, pollution, climate change, starvation, heart disease and animal cruelty will gradually encourage the simple daily act of eating more plants and fewer animals." - Mark Bittman

"All of a sudden, I'm thinking that if I keep eating the way I'm eating, I'm not going to live long and I'm going to die. Having those thoughts as a young person can be very haunting." - Richard Simmons

"I view cats as more like wild animals. We feed it, but a lot of times it's not eating the food because it's murdering other animals outside and eating their meat." - Jake M. Johnson

"I am a man without many pleasures in life, a man whose few pleasures are small, but a man whose small pleasures are very important to him. One of them is eating. One reading. Another reading while eating." - Amanda Filipacchi

"I'll never stop eating animals, I'm sure, but I do think that for the benefit of everyone, the time has come to stop raising them industrially and stop eating them thoughtlessly" - Mark Bittman

"Are you eating it? Or is it eating you?" - Larry Cohen

"I love eating. I mean, I really, really love eating." - Martin Freeman

"A man may as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading." - Jeremy Collier

"Eating is a political act." - Michael Pollan

"Reader, you forget that economics precedes religion; worship grew out of eating, not the other way around." - Anne Roiphe

"And I have stopped eating tuna until the tuna nets cease killing tens of thousands of dolphins every single year." - Steve Irwin

"I think it's a universal truth that most chefs I know are happiest eating simple, unadorned good things." - Anthony Bourdain

"Not eating meat really keeps me trim....meat, and what's usually served with it, is a big calorie packer." - Olivia Wilde

"This verse made me realize that I've divorced an entire aspect of my life from God: eating" - Matt Cohen

"The appetite grows with eating." - Francois Rabelais

"Taking all vegetable-eating nations together . . . they are a larger and much better formed race than the flesh eaters." - Sylvester Graham

"Eating is an environmental act." - Alice Waters

"Once I learned how to be a healthy vegan by eating the right foods my performance improved dramatically." - Brendan Brazier

"Do no talk while eating." - Mata Amritanandamayi

"I got worries by the ton, getting cancer's only one. Over taxed and alimonied, tired of eating fried baloney." - Neil Diamond

"Do I have a large frog in my hair? I have the sensation that something is eating my brain." - Joaquin Phoenix

"I have been eating poetry." - Mark Strand

"Childbirth is no more a miracle then eating food and a turd coming out of your ass." - Bill Hicks

"Drinking, eating, shopping, revenge, rebound sex, drugs or whatever your poison may be will number the pain - but that's all." - Greg Behrendt

"I don't think the problem is telling people you're on a diet. The problem is eating ice cream for breakfast." - Chelsea Handler

"The appetite grows by eating." - Francois Rabelais

"Most ethnologists scrupulously avoid describing how these children feel about participating in the killing or eating of their siblings." - Lloyd deMause

"Let us remember that we are all Indians eating Indian grain and salt, and living on the dumb Indian masses." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Eating is an agricultural act." - Wendell Berry

"I love horses and I only ask-don't let me know which one we are eating today." - Will Rogers



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