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Quotations about Parties
NOTE: Some of the quotes on this page were submitted to me by visitors, and not all have been verified for original source or wording. I'm working hard to confirm everything, but in the meantime please be aware of the possibility for errors. —ღ Terri, March 2021
After all, what is your host's purpose in having a party? Surely not for you to enjoy yourself; if that were their sole purpose, they'd have simply sent champagne and women over to your place by taxi. ~P.J. O'Rourke
Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" ~Robin Williams
Cocktail party: A gathering held to enable forty people to talk about themselves at the same time. The man who remains after the liquor is gone is the host. ~Fred Allen
A House Party consists, broadly speaking, of a company of from four to twenty guests gathered together in the Wilderness in the name of Hospitality for a spirited contest in Wardrobes and Parlor Tricks. ~Gideon Wurdz (Charles Wayland Towne), "House Parties," Eediotic Etiquette, 1906
Never be the first to arrive at a party or the last to go home, and never, ever be both. ~David Brown, quoted in Reader's Digest "Quotable Quotes," April 2004
At every party there are two kinds of people — those who want to go home and those who don't. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other. ~Ann Landers
[N]o party is any fun unless seasoned with folly. ~Desiderius Erasmus
The dying process begins the minute we are born, but it accelerates during dinner parties. ~Carol Matthau
Of all the pretenses of the formal party season, the hardest, I find, is pretending that your clothes fit. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
To chase the glowing Hours with flying feet...
~Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, 1812
A party without cake is just a meeting. ~Julia Child
I am thankful for the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends. ~Nancie J. Carmody
Like other parties of the kind, it was first silent, then talky, then argumentative, then disputatious, then unintelligible, then altogether, then inarticulate, and then drunk. When we had reached the last step of this glorious ladder, it was difficult to get down again without stumbling. ~George Gordon, Lord Byron
Drink, and dance and laugh and lie,
Love the reeling midnight through,
For tomorrow we shall die!
(But, alas, we never do.)
I trust I am not a spoil sport, but there is one thing I deplore,
And that is a party next door...
A party next door never really gets going until you are trying for some much-needed sleep,
And when it does get going, why awake is much easier than your temper to keep...
~Ogden Nash (1902–1971), "The Party Next Door"
A holiday cocktail party is where some stranger will learn more about you in an hour than your spouse has learned in a lifetime. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
Every time a champagne bottle pops, a party angel gets its wings. ~Terri Guillemets, "Party angels," 1993
[W]e went to Wood's at the Pell Mell (our old house for clubbing), and there we spent till ten at night. ~Samuel Pepys, diary, 1660 July 26th
No man does right by a woman at a party. ~Harry Golden
What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day. ~Phyllis Diller
She had heard someone say something about an Independent Labour Party, and was furious that she had not been asked. ~Evelyn Waugh
The Life and Soul, the man who will never go home while there is one man, woman or glass of anything not yet drunk. ~Katherine Whitehorn
I suppose it's possible that the Sundance Kid didn't like to make much of his birthdays — they may have struck him as just another reminder that his draw was getting slower by the year — but what if he truly liked a major celebration? What if he looked forward every year to marking the day of his birth with what they used to call in the West "a real wingding, with pink balloons and a few survivors?" ~Calvin Trillin, Travels with Alice
You know, we've got to do it someday... throw away all the guns and invite all the jokers from the North and the South in here to a cocktail party... last man standing on his feet at the end wins the war. ~M*A*S*H, Hawkeye, "Pilot Episode," 1972
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