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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


Many seek good nights and lose good days. ~Dutch Proverb  [Quoted in P.J. Harrebomée, Spreekwoordenboek der Nederlandsche taal, c.1853, and in English: Henry G. Bohn, A Polyglot of Foreign Proverbs comprising French, Italian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, and Danish, with English Translations, 1857. —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]


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


Confucius say: Man who put face in bowl get punch in nose. ~Author unknown, c. 1970s


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


Life is short — party hard! ~American saying


Where the hostess is handsome the wine is good. ~French Proverb


Tea is so tame. A cocktail is lots more naughty. ~Richard Florance, "It: The Usual Play with an Unusual Ending," in The Smart Set: A Magazine of Cleverness, December 1915


The goal of all civilization, all religious thought, and all that sort of thing is simply to have a good time.  But man gets so solemn over the process that he forgets the end.  ~Don Marquis


Dance till the stars come down from the rafters
Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop.
~W.H. Auden


Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"  ~Robin Williams


Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza. ~Dave Barry


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


We're fools whether or not we dance, so we may as well dance. ~Author unknown


The man who does not relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on. ~Elbert Hubbard, "Richard Wagner," Little Journeys to Homes of Great Musicians, 1901


When the wine goes in, strange things come out.  ~Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, The Piccolomini, 1799


[N]o party is any fun unless seasoned with folly.  ~Desiderius Erasmus


Every time a champagne bottle pops, a party angel gets its wings. ~Terri Guillemets, "Party angels," 1993


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


To good eating belongs good drinking. ~German Proverb


She had heard someone say something about an Independent Labour Party, and was furious that she had not been asked.  ~Evelyn Waugh


There is precious little hope to be got out of whatever keeps us industrious, but there is a chance for us whenever we cease work and become stargazers.  ~H.M. Tomlinson


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


The secret to a long life is to stay busy, get plenty of exercise, and don't drink too much. Then again, don't drink too little. ~Hermann Smith-Johannson, 1979


Drink, and dance and laugh and lie,
Love the reeling midnight through,
For tomorrow we shall die!
(But, alas, we never do.)
~Dorothy Parker


Spend the afternoon.  You can't take it with you.  ~Annie Dillard


I am thankful for the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends.  ~Nancie J. Carmody


There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.  ~George Santayana, "War Shrines," Soliloquies in England and Later Soliloquies, 1922


Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.  ~Henry Fielding, "Love in Several Masques"


Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed.  Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams.  If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered.  Then I say to myself, it is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.  ~Jack Handey


There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.  ~Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes


Remember:  "I" before "E," except in Budweiser.  ~Author Unknown


And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares that infest the day
Shall fold their tents like the Arabs
And as silently steal away.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Day Is Done


I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it.  I want to have lived the width of it as well.  ~Diane Ackerman


To alcohol, the cause and solution to all of life's problems.  ~Homer Simpson


Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.  ~George Santayana


Health - what my friends are always drinking to before they fall down.  ~Phyllis Diller


Life moves pretty fast.  If you don't stop to look around once in a while you could miss it.  ~From the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off



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