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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


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


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.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage


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.)
~Dorothy Parker


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


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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