Family Dinner Table Famous Quotes & Sayings

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46 Family Dinner Table Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Family Dinner Table Sayings By Kristen Ashley: You have absolutely no idea what I need," I whispered. "And the sad part about You have absolutely no idea what I need," I whispered. "And the sad part about that is that you didn't notice you'd already given me everything I'd ever need just letting me sit at your dinner table with your family." And on that, I closed and locked the door. — Kristen Ashley
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Family Dinner Table Sayings By Hallie Ephron: I don't think anybody in my family meant there to be any pressure for me I don't think anybody in my family meant there to be any pressure for me to write. But our parents were incredibly verbal and wrote for a living. The house was full of books, and we all grew up steeped in language. I mean, our mother recited poetry at the dinner table. — Hallie Ephron
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Family Dinner Table Sayings By R.S. Gwynn: Scenes from the PlayroomNow Lucy with her family of dolls Disfigures Mother with an emery Scenes from the Playroom

Now Lucy with her family of dolls
Disfigures Mother with an emery board,
While Charles, with match and rubbing alcohol,
Readies the struggling cat, for Chuck is bored.

The young ones pour more ink into the water
Through which the latest goldfish gamely swims,
Laughing, pointing at naked, neutered Father.
The toy chest is a Buchenwald of limbs.

Mother is so lovely; Father, so late.
The cook is off, yet dinner must go on
With onions as her only cause for tears
She hacks the red meat from the slippery bone,
Setting the table, where the children wait,
Her grinning babies, clean behind the ears. — R.S. Gwynn
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Family Dinner Table Sayings By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.: As a kid I was the youngest member of my family, and the youngest child As a kid I was the youngest member of my family, and the youngest child in any family is always a jokemaker, because a joke is the only way he can enter into an adult conversation. My sister was five years older than I was, my brother was nine years older than I was, and my parents were both talkers. So at the dinner table when I was very young, I was boring to all those other people. They did not want to hear about the dumb childish news of my days. They wanted to talk about really important stuff that happened in high school or maybe in college or at work. So the only way I could get into a conversation was to say something funny. — Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
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Family Dinner Table Sayings By Marge Kennedy: In truth a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by In truth a family is what you make it. It is made strong, not by number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help family members create, by the memories you share, by the commitment of time, caring, and love you show to one another, and by the hopes for the future you have as individuals and as a unit. — Marge Kennedy
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Family Dinner Table Sayings By Bob Ehrlich: Some of the most important conversations I've ever had occurred at my family's dinner table. Some of the most important conversations I've ever had occurred at my family's dinner table. — Bob Ehrlich
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Family Dinner Table Sayings By Julia Roberts: I love to cook, and I love to have all my family around the dinner I love to cook, and I love to have all my family around the dinner table. — Julia Roberts
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Family Dinner Table Sayings By A. J. Jacobs: Her passion is hard to forget. I still remember one dinner at my grandfather's house. Her passion is hard to forget. I still remember one dinner at my grandfather's house. The whole extended family was there, and Marti, at the time, refused to eat at the same table where flesh was being served. Half the family was fine with that. But the other half wanted chicken. The solution? We had to set up two separate tables in the dining room
a meat table and a nonmeat table. My diplomatic grandparents didn't want to take sides, so they sat at a third table in the middle, a dietary DMZ/ — A. J. Jacobs
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Family Dinner Table Sayings By Judith Martin: The dinner table is the center for the teaching and practicing not just of table 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
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Family Dinner Table Sayings By Carl Honore: Spending more time with friends and family costs nothing. Nor does walking, cooking, meditating, making Spending more time with friends and family costs nothing. Nor does walking, cooking, meditating, making love, reading or eating dinner at the table instead of in front of the television. Simply resisting the urge to hurry is free. — Carl Honore
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Family Dinner Table Sayings By Judith Martin: The family dinner table is the cornerstone of civilization and those who 'graze' from refrigerators The family dinner table is the cornerstone of civilization and those who 'graze' from refrigerators or in front of the television sets are doomed to remain in a state of savagery. — Judith Martin
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Family Dinner Table Sayings By Paul Prudhomme: It's the sense of what family is at the dinner table. It was the joy It's the sense of what family is at the dinner table. It was the joy of knowing mother was in the kitchen making our favorite dish. I wish more people would do this and recall the joy of life. — Paul Prudhomme
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Family Dinner Table Sayings By Gary Shteyngart: But I knew it wasn't just the cute girl on the screen that had made But I knew it wasn't just the cute girl on the screen that had made Eunice cry. It was her father laughing, being kind, the family momentarily loving and intact - a cruel side trip into the impossible, an alternate history. The dinner was over. The waiters were clearing the table with resignation and without a word. I knew that, according to tradition, I had to allow Dr. Park to pay for the meal, but I went into my apparat and transferred him three hundred yuan, the total of the bill, out of an unnamed account. I did not want his money. Even if my dreams were realised and I would marry Eunice someday, Dr. Park would always remain to me a stranger. After thirty-nine years of being alive, I had forgiven my own parents for not knowing how to care for a child, but that was the depth of my forgiveness. — Gary Shteyngart
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Family Dinner Table Sayings By John Orloff: I grew up in a show biz family and, if you wanted to talk at I grew up in a show biz family and, if you wanted to talk at the dinner table, you'd better be prepared to talk about film. — John Orloff
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Family Dinner Table Sayings By Nate Corddry: There are a lot of funny people in my family. Absolutely. There were a lot There are a lot of funny people in my family. Absolutely. There were a lot of jokes growing up around the dinner table, for sure. We didn't grow up in a creative family. — Nate Corddry
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Family Dinner Table Sayings By Michael Anthony: Gunner shook his head; he wasn't in the mood. He stared down at his bottle Gunner shook his head; he wasn't in the mood. He stared down at his bottle as he spoke. "Yeah, and what if I do go after it and what if I find no one, and I'm alone for the next sixty years? What then? Huh? Friends and family will get married. I'll be stuck buying gifts. Years pass: children, birthday parties. At dinner parties, I'll be odd man out, forcing people to arrange five chairs around a table instead of four or six. Or, okay, let's say maybe twenty years down the line I meet someone nice and I've already given up on ever finding true love. Let's say the girl is a few pounds overweight, has fizzy hair and an annoying laugh, but at this point, I'm also a few pounds overweight and my hair is thinning and my laughter is annoying. Maybe then the two of us get married, and both our groups of friends will say, 'See I told you that you'd find true love. It just took a while.' And we'll smile, but we'll both know it's a lie-- — Michael Anthony
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Family Dinner Table Sayings By Henry Anatole Grunwald: Home is the wallpaper above the bed, the family dinner table, the church bells in Home is the wallpaper above the bed, the family dinner table, the church bells in the morning, the bruised shins of the playground, the small fears that come with dusk, the streets and squares and monuments and shops that constitute one's first universe. — Henry Anatole Grunwald
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Haylie Duff: We were never the family that ordered pizza, and my mom never came home with We were never the family that ordered pizza, and my mom never came home with a bucket of fried chicken. My mom always made home-cooked meals. We always sat down at the dinner table as a family. — Haylie Duff
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Ronan Farrow: Not to psychologize, but it's hard growing up in a family of 14 to ever Not to psychologize, but it's hard growing up in a family of 14 to ever feel like you're the center of the universe, or that you're that special or different. Because when it comes down to it, you're still fighting for food at the dinner table. — Ronan Farrow
Family Dinner Table Sayings By John Bradshaw: Generally speaking, most of our vital, spontaneous, instinctual life gets shamed. Children are shamed for Generally speaking, most of our vital, spontaneous, instinctual life gets shamed. Children are shamed for being too rambunctious, for wanting things and for laughing too loud. Much dysfunctional shame occurs at the dinner table. Children are forced to eat when they are not hungry. Sometimes children are forced to eat what they do not find appetizing. Being exiled to the dinner table until the plate is cleaned is not unusual in modern family life. The public humiliation of sitting at the dinner table all alone, often with siblings jeering, is a painful kind of exposure. — John Bradshaw
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Drew Barrymore: I didn't grow up in a traditional family, and I never had a family dinner I didn't grow up in a traditional family, and I never had a family dinner around the table, so whenever I actually had a dinner 'plan,' it meant a lot to me; it made me feel excited and safe. — Drew Barrymore
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Emma Watson: I guess what really forms you as a person is what you do within your I guess what really forms you as a person is what you do within your family to receive love or attention. In my family, what you had to do to receive attention was to have good conversation at the dinner table or for me to do well at school, and those were really my focuses because that was what was valued the most. — Emma Watson
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Moon Unit Zappa: I had a friend whose family had dinner together every day. The mother would tuck I had a friend whose family had dinner together every day. The mother would tuck you in at night and make breakfast in the morning. It just seemed so amazing to me. — Moon Unit Zappa
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Larry McMurtry: For the past several centuries the bonding power of the family dinner table has been For the past several centuries the bonding power of the family dinner table has been one of the few constants, and now it's binding no more. The potency of the media is now stronger than that of the family. The wonder is that families still exist at all, since the forces of modern life mainly all pull people away from a family centered way of life. — Larry McMurtry
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Deborah Ford: A Mother's AdviceManners matter, regardless of your position in society. There is no excuse in A Mother's Advice

Manners matter, regardless of your position in society. There is no excuse in this world to practice bad manners, especially at the table. I found that out in high school. I was invited to my boyfriend's house for dinner. His parents were somewhat formal, and I knew the dinner would be "fancy," at least in my mind. My family wasn't upper class (or even middle class), and my mother never had what would be called "social graces."
Before I left, my mother gave me a piece of advice: hold your head high, be quiet, and take the lead from his mother. Even though I was scared to death, I did what my mother advised and got through the experience with flying colors.
To this day, my mother's advice has gotten me through many difficult situations, especially ones that are totally new to me! With my mother's simple advice, I know I could dine with the Queen of England, just by following her lead. Thanks, Mother!

-Deborah Ford — Deborah Ford
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Michael Pollan: The shared meal is no small thing. It is a foundation of family life, the The shared meal is no small thing. It is a foundation of family life,
the place where our children learn the art of conversation and acquire
the habits of civilization: sharing, listening, taking turns, navigating
differences, arguing without offending. What have been called the
"cultural contradictions of capitalism" - its tendency to undermine
the stabilizing social forms it depends on - are on vivid display today
at the modern American dinner table, along with all the brightly colored packages that the food industry has managed to plant there. — Michael Pollan
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Phil Robertson: Two of the central ingredients to our family are food and faith, so sitting down Two of the central ingredients to our family are food and faith, so sitting down together and thanking God for the food He's provided means everything to us. Prayer is a natural part of our lives - not only around the dinner table, but all day long. — Phil Robertson
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Sherrilyn Kenyon: Dinner, served between 10:00 A.M. and noon, was the main meal of the day. A Dinner, served between 10:00 A.M. and noon, was the main meal of the day. A trumpeter or crier would announce the meal at a castle. When a guest entered, the ladies would curtsey and take their seats. The lord might give the guest a light, quick kiss before showing the guest to his seat at the lord's table. Attendants or pages would bring a washbowl forward and pour water for the guest and lord out of an aquanmanile (an elaborate pitcher). The rest of the diners would wash their hands in a lavabo-type dispenser in the great hall and dry their hands on a long towel. They would then take their seats at the lower trestle tables on benches that often served as their beds at night. The diners were served in order: first the visiting clergy, the visiting nobles, the lord and his family, then the retainers. — Sherrilyn Kenyon
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Laura Yes Yes: Be nice to his family. Pretend not to notice the way their house smells. Pretend Be nice to his family. Pretend not to notice the way their house smells. Pretend to like their food. Mimic their barbaric customs at the dinner table. — Laura Yes Yes
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Bob Keeshan: Back in the old days, when I was a child, we sat around the family Back in the old days, when I was a child, we sat around the family table at dinner time and exchanged our daily experiences. It wasn't very organized, but everyone was recognized and all the news that had to be told was told by each family member. We listened to each other and the interest was not put on; it was real. — Bob Keeshan
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Isabel Gillies: When I was growing up, my mother worked, and in the evenings, the whole family When I was growing up, my mother worked, and in the evenings, the whole family would sit around the dinner table and recount the day. — Isabel Gillies
Family Dinner Table Sayings By James K.A. Smith: For example: never underestimate the formative power of the family supper table. This vanishing liturgy For example: never underestimate the formative power of the family supper table. This vanishing liturgy is a powerful site of formation. Most of the time it will be hard to keep the cathedral in view, especially when dinner is the primary occasion for sibling bickering. Yet even then, members of your little tribe are learning to love their neighbor. And your children are learning something about the faithful promises of a covenant-keeping Lord in the simple routine of that daily promise of dinner together. Then — James K.A. Smith
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Marlin K. Jensen: Sometimes after an enjoyable family home evening, during a fervent family prayer, or when our Sometimes after an enjoyable family home evening, during a fervent family prayer, or when our entire family is at the dinner table on Sunday evening eating waffles and engaging in a session of lively, good-matured conversation, I quietly say to myself, 'If heaven is nothing more than this, it will be good enough for me!' — Marlin K. Jensen
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Charles Dickens: I am sorry for him; I couldn't beangry with him if I tried. Who suffers I am sorry for him; I couldn't be
angry with him if I tried. Who suffers by his ill whims? Himself always.
Here he takes it into his head to dislike us, and he won't come and dine
with us. What's the consequence? He don't lose much of a dinner."
"Indeed, I think he loses a very good dinner," interrupted Scrooge's
niece. Everybody else said the same, and they must be allowed to have
been competent judges, because they had just had dinner; and, with the
dessert upon the table, were clustered round the fire, by lamp-light. — Charles Dickens
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Trisha Yearwood: We sat together as a family for dinner at night. And my mother had a We sat together as a family for dinner at night. And my mother had a job. My dad had a job. But there was always a meal on the table at 6:00, you know. — Trisha Yearwood
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Randy Pausch: In fact, growing up, I thought there were two types of families:1) Those who need In fact, growing up, I thought there were two types of families:
1) Those who need a dictionary to get through dinner.
2) Those who don't.
We were no. 1. Most every night, we'd end up consulting the dictionary, which we kept on a shelf just six steps from the table. "If you have a question," my folks would say, "then find the answer. — Randy Pausch
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Christopher Moore: I could stand on my head and flick the bean right there at the dinner I could stand on my head and flick the bean right there at the dinner table and my mom would be all, "Honey, Christmas is family time, we should be together" and make me finish in front of everyone. — Christopher Moore
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Shawn Weeks: It took me a while to realize--but thankfully realized before it was too late--that a It took me a while to realize--but thankfully realized before it was too late--that a fancy house, car, and cable television don't bring much happiness if you're dead. If you're at the weight that I was--or close to it--and you put your love of food and laziness ahead of the love of your family, you're being selfish. Nothing else you've ever done will matter if your family is left alone with that fancy house, car, and cable television when you're gone. It's one thing to leave this world unexpectedly in some tragic accident, but it's stupid and selfish when you're packing your bags every time you sit at the dinner table. — Shawn Weeks
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Carla Kelly: A quote about Carla Kelly - We used to have a family saying around the A quote about Carla Kelly - We used to have a family saying around the dinner table. For expediency in feeding our large number of children we would sometimes forego the use of a serving dish and just put one pot or another on the table. The expression was, "It's okay - Carla Kelly isn't here today." Dinner at the Kellys, and Carla's insistence on proper dining decorum was always a bright spot in our occasional family visits. - Gene McAvoy 7-22-10 — Carla Kelly
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Isla Fisher: Comedy has always been important in my family. If you got in a good joke Comedy has always been important in my family. If you got in a good joke at the dinner table, it meant more than almost anything else. — Isla Fisher
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Helen Oyeyemi: All through dinner Arturo and I held hands under the table like a couple of All through dinner Arturo and I held hands under the table like a couple of kids, and that made the dinner quite wonderful, even though Mrs. Fletcher kept staring at Olivia as though committing her to memory. It got so bad that Olivia turned to her husband and said: Has it happened at last, Gerald? Have I become a curiosity? — Helen Oyeyemi
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Gabrielle Hamilton: It's promising and seductive, that huge Italian family, sitting around the dinner table, surrounded by It's promising and seductive, that huge Italian family, sitting around the dinner table, surrounded by olive trees. But it's not my family and I am not their family, and no amount of birthing sons, and cooking dinner and raking leaves or planting the gardens or paying for the plane tickets is going to change that. If I don't come back in eleven months, I will not be missed, and no one will write me or call me to acknowledge my absence. Which is not an accusation, just a small truth about clan and bloodline. — Gabrielle Hamilton
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Don DeLillo: The family was an art ... and the dinner table was the place it found The family was an art ... and the dinner table was the place it found expression. — Don DeLillo
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Nina George: Star salt (the stars' reflection in a river) Sun cradle (the sea) Lemon kiss (everyone Star salt (the stars' reflection in a river) Sun cradle (the sea) Lemon kiss (everyone knew exactly what this meant!) Family anchor (the dinner table) — Nina George
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Karen Mills: My family was in two businesses - they were in the textile business, and they My family was in two businesses - they were in the textile business, and they were in the candy business. The conversations around the dinner table were all about the factory floor and how many machines were running and what was happening in the business. I grew up very engaged in manufacturing and as part of a family business. — Karen Mills
Family Dinner Table Sayings By Judy Blume: My characters live inside my head for a long time before I actually start a My characters live inside my head for a long time before I actually start a book. They become so real to me, I talk about them at the dinner table as if they are real. Some people consider this weird. But my family understands. — Judy Blume