Dinner Sayings and Quotes

Great food has a special way of breaking down boundaries and bringing people together. Whether celebrating a special occasion or just a simple meal with family, dinner is the opportunity to reconnect with the people you care about while stuffing your face. Check out the collection of wise and humorous dinner quotes below.

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
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
After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations. Oscar Wilde
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
This was a good dinner enough, to be sure, but it was not a dinner to ask a man to. Samuel Johnson
The dinner hour is a sacred, happy time when everyone should be together and relaxed. Julia Child
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
Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody. Samuel Pepys
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
Dinners are given mostly in the middle classes by way of revenge. William Makepeace Thackeray
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 minuet. Judith Martin
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
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
Dinner is where the magic happens in the kitchen. Kris Carr
Dinner alone is one of life's pleasures. Laurie Colwin
At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely. Anonymous
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
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
Dinner is to a day what dessert is to dinner. Michael Dorris
Drinks are for strangers, acquaintances, workmen, and family. Meals are for family, close friends, honored guests. Thegrand operator of the system is the line between intimacy and distance. Mary Douglas
Having a regular dinner routine also helps build family unity laurie David Laurie David
Joint meals won't end all domestic squabbles, but sitting together--even the night after a fight--gives kids practice talking through disagreements, forgiving and forgetting, and seeing the world as a bit more complex than right and wrong. Laurie David
It can be tough for busy families to organize dinners together but it takes intention and attention and thousands of intimate moments that you share together. Laurie David
The family dinner is like a declaration of dependence, poised to lead a mealtime revolution! By leading us away from faster food and meals alone, the ancient custom it is reviving will help you create some of your family's most precious memories! Laurie Davidson
The power of nightly dinners comes from more than the food. It's an excuse to bring your family together. Anne Fishel
The real power of dinners comes from the particular quality of conversation around the dinner table. Anne Fishel
Dinner conversation, rich in nutrients, is a place to seed important values. Anne Fishel
Families need to make a commitment to setting aside time for dinners. You get to nourish your family, prevent a host of problems and provide pleasure and delight that they can build on for the rest of their lives. Anne Fishel
You can use dinner as a time for your children to explore their connections to families from different cultures, and to their place in the web of living things. Anne Fishel
Families tell us that they come to the table for the food, but they linger and keep coming back if they have fun and good conversation during their time together. Lynn Barendsen
Dinners with the family have been found to be a more powerful deterrent against high-risk adolescent behaviors than church attendance or getting good grades. Lynn Barendsen
The real power of family dinner is that it provides a reliable time for parents and kids to connect with one another. Lynn Barendsen
To eat dinner together is to convene, to talk and learn about one another. Lynn Barendsen
Remember that the food is secondary, the human interaction and connection are paramount. That's family dinner. Lynn Barendsen
The family dinner table is a place of communication and fellowship, and a means of reconnecting with those we care about the most. Leanne Ely
One day, you will look back wistfully, actually missing the chaos of trying to get everyone to the table for dinner while the meal was still hot! Leanne Ely
The time you invest in eating dinner together around the table each night lasts a lifetime. Norah Pritchard
Family dinner doesn't have to be home-cooked, and it doesn't haver to be the last meal of the day--it just has to happen together. Laurie David
I don't think there is one thing more important you can do for your kids than have family dinner. Ruth Reichi
The feelings that arose from our meals together filled my life with a sense of love and comfort that are still felt around my own dinner table today. Norah Pritchard
The conversations around the dinner table are what linger in your mind more than anything else. Norah Pritchard
At our core we all know family dinners are a good idea. Maybe it's the memory of a meal decades ago. Strong memories and emotions are good reason to eat together. Sarah Waldman
Winter dinners do so much. They warm us up physically, from the snow and wind, and mentally, from the idea of five months of snow and wind. Sarah Waldman
I think feeding that deeper hunger and serving the world start with what your serve for dinner. Ellen Kanner
Whatever happened during the day, you could always count on the dinner table to be a place to share experiences, dream about the future, talk over memories, and connect with people you love. Curtis Stone
The sad part is that somehow in the evolution of today's modern society, dinner has become a choice, not a priority. Sandi Richard
I'm telling you, 'Dinner' is bigger than food! Sandi Richard
What you do when you walk in the door at dinner time does matter. Sandi Richard
Not only food were delicious, dinner table time also stimulated meaningful memories. Enjoy and treasure family time during meals. Everyone will be happy and share how it feels. The Epelbaum Sisters