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Quotations for Party Invitations thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly. ~Erasmus

Tick tock—
It's cake o'clock!
~Internet meme

And the night shall be filled with music... ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Life is short — party hard! ~American saying

There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good. ~Edwin Denby, "Forms in Motion and in Thought," 1954–1965

I've decided that the stuff falling through the cracks is confetti and I'm having a party! ~Betsy Cañas Garmon, @wildthyme, tweet, 2009,

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

One cannot have too large a party. ~Jane Austen, Emma, 1815

Dance till the stars come down from the rafters;
Dance, dance, dance till you drop.
~W. H. Auden, "Death's Echo," 1936

Like other parties of the kind, it was first silent, then talky, then argumentative, then disputatious, then unintelligible, then altogethery, 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... ~Lord Byron, 1815

Let us recognize that our wings are to frivol with. 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

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance. ~Author unknown

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. ~George Santayana

A party without cake is just a meeting. ~Julia Child, unverified

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

They are inclined to translate the famous dictum of Aristotle as though it ran, "man is by nature a party animal." There is, of course, much truth in their contention. ~X.Y.Z., "The Opportunity of the Mugwump," in The Sewanee Review, 1894  [context note: this is about political parties —tg]

Life moves pretty fast — you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. ~John Hughes, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, 1986

Life is tough. If you don't have fun and smile and goof around, life will bog you down real fast... ~Bubba Watson, 2019

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,

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

How the rest of the world does hate the people who have a good time. ~Noah Lott (George V. Hobart), The Silly Syclopedia, 1905

FUN is the safety-valve to let off the steam pressure out of the boiler to keep the old thing from busting. ~Josh Billings, revised by H. Montague

Tick tock—
It's beer o'clock!
~Internet meme

If we don't go crazy once in a while, we'll all go crazy. ~M*A*S*H, "Bulletin Board," 1975, written by Larry Gelbart & Simon Muntner  [S3, E16, Hawkeye —tg]

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

...time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. ~Marthe Troly-Curtin, Phrynette Married, 1912  []

Don't ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive is the special occasion. ~Author unknown

Shake it 'til the moon becomes the sun... ~Alisha Brooks, Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers, and Vada Nobles, "Pon De Replay," 2004, performed by Rihanna ♫

The human need to play is a powerful one. ~Leo Buscaglia, Bus 9 to Paradise: A Loving Voyage, 1986

I guess we never get too old to do goofy stuff; we just get old enough to think we do. ~Leave It To Beaver, "Beaver's Rat," 1961, written by Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher  [S4, E31, Ward Cleaver]

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

Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience — unless they are still up. ~Ellen Goodman, Close to Home, 1979

Life is momentous,—never more so than when the Birthday chimes are ringing their new peals. ~Wigram, as quoted in J.R. Macduff, Birthdays, 1893

To good eating belongs good drinking. ~German proverb

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

Here’s to champagne, the drink divine,
That makes us forget our troubles;
It’s made of a dollar’s worth of wine
And three dollars worth of bubbles.
~Smart Toasts for the Smart Set, published by James Sullivan, 1902

Come, landlord, fill a flowing bowl, until it does run over;
To-night we all will merry be, to-morrow we'll get sober.
~Popular song, c.1700s

Reality is an illusion caused by a lack of good beer. ~Author unknown

Life's a waste of time, time's a waste of life — so let's all get wasted and have the time of our life. ~Author unknown

Punches and juleps, cobblers and smashes
To make the tongue waggle with wit's merry flashes
~Sign hung over the door of English Harry Hill's barroom, New York, founded by sportsman Harry Hill (1827–1896)

To alcohol! — the cause of and solution to all of life's problems. ~The Simpsons, "Homer vs. the 18th Amendment," 1997, written by John Swartzwelder  [S8, E18, Homer]

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

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

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

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

When the wine goes in, strange things come out. ~Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, translated from German by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

A designated driver helps you party another day. ~Author unknown and scandal are the best sweetners of tea. ~Henry Fielding

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

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

It was the time of the greatest special Christmas party recorded in all the history of the world. ~Pliny Berthier Seymour, Woodhull, 1907

She had heard someone say something about an Independent Labour Party, and was furious that she had not been asked. ~Evelyn Waugh, Vile Bodies, 1930

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