42+ Best Dinner Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Dinner is the main meal of the day, usually the meal you eat in the evening but sometimes, in Britain, the meal eaten in the middle of the day. Profoundly inspirational dinner quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Dinner Quotes

A successful dinner is one that lasts a while and one where everyone leaves happy. It’s a meal where we didn’t just wolf food down, rather something else happened at the table. That is the goal. Laurie David

The dinner hour is a sacred, happy time when everyone should be together and relaxed. Julia Child

Dinner is the principal act of the day that can only be carried out in a worthy manner by people of wit and humor; for it is not sufficient just to eat at dinner. One has to talk with a calm and discreet gaiety. The conversation must sparkle like the rubies in the entremets wines, it must be delightfully suave with the sweetmeats of the dessert, and become very profound with the coffee. Alexandre Dumas

Dinner is where the magic happens in the kitchen. Kris Carr

My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don’t think about it, I just have it. Arnold Schwarzenegger

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations. Oscar Wilde

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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. Robert Louis Stevenson

At the dinner table, if you can’t think of anything to say, sit quietly. Don’t throw rolls, or chew on your napkin. Mason Cooley

[Never underestimate] the power of dinner. Julia Roberts

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

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

After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations. Oscar Wilde

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

Dinner is a great first date. Don’t believe that stuff about girls not wanting to eat on a first date sharing a romantic meal is so sexy. Carmen Electra

Show me another pleasure like dinner which comes every day and lasts an hour. Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

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

All great change in America begins at the dinner table. Ronald Reagan

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

But dinner is dinner, a meal at which not so much to eat it becomes difficult to eat much at it as you grow older as to drink, to talk, to flirt, to discuss, to rejoice at the closing of the day. I do not think anything serious should be done after it, as nothing should before breakfast. George Saintsbury

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

Dinners are given mostly in the middle classes by way of revenge. William Makepeace Thackeray

Delicious Dinner Quotes

The usual way – a little wine, a little dinner. Henny Youngman

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

The dinner table is the center for the teaching and practicing not just of table manners but of conversation, consideration, tolerance, family feeling, and just about all the other accomplishments of polite society except the minute. Judith Martin

The dinner table is the center for the teaching and practicing not just of table manners but of conversation, consideration, tolerance, family feeling, and just about all the other accomplishments of polite society except the minuet. Judith Martin

The oldest form of theater is the dinner table. Michael J. Fox

A great dinner must include not only yummy food, but good conversation. Laurie David

Dinners are defined as the ultimate act of communion; men that can have communion in nothing else, can sympathetically eat together, can still rise into some glow of brotherhood over food and wine. Thomas Carlyle

Find me a man who’s interesting enough to have dinner with and I’ll be happy. Lauren Bacall

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

At dinner time he would sit in a corner, concentrating; and suddenly they would say, time to feed the cat, as if it were their idea. Lilian Jackson Braun

A bachelor’s life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner. Francis Bacon

Givers of great dinners know few enemies. Martial

Dinner alone is one of life’s pleasures. Laurie Colwin

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

At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely. Anonymous

My favorite time of day is to get up and eat leftovers from dinner, especially spicy food. David Byrne

Everything on our dinner table-the meat, cheese, salad, bread, and soft drink-requires carbon dioxide to be there. For those of you who believe that carbon dioxide is a pollutant, we have a special diet: water and salt! Joanne Nova

I have gotten to a point in my life where I don’t want to have dinner with someone I don’t like. John Frankenheimer

Dinner is often a stew of beans or legumes, which are awesome for dieting; they give you that meaty satisfaction and both are excellent with whole grain rice or bread. Nadia Giosia

Oh, my friends, be warned by me, That breakfast, dinner, lunch and tea, Are all human frame requires. Hilaire Belloc

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

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