Tables Quotes

Tables Quotes by Max Lucado, Eric Alterman, George Bernard Shaw, Conrad Hall, Donald Judd, Tim Ferriss and many others.

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Our kids were God’s kids first… We tend to forget this fact, regarding our children as “our” children, as though we have the final say in their health and welfare. We don’t. All people are God’s people, including the small people who sit at our tables.
Max Lucado
There are more people at Obama’s table offering ideas than there were five years ago, but when it came to facing up to the Republicans’ threat to force a double-dip recession if they didn’t get their millionaires’ tax cut, they still amounted to nothing. And therein lies our fundamental problem.
Eric Alterman
A man is like a phonograph with half-a-dozen records. You soon get tired of them all; and yet you have to sit at table whilst he reels them off to every new visitor.
George Bernard Shaw
I was very happy sitting alone at a dining room table, writing a script.
Conrad Hall
The attitude and capacity of the factory, the old metal table and the new ideas of the wooden furniture quickly and naturally suggested the possibility of metal furniture.
Donald Judd
World barista champions use the AeroPress to make coffee on the folding tray tables of airplanes.
Tim Ferriss
But let me tell you, this gender thing is history. You’re looking at a guy who sat down with Margaret Thatcher across the table and talked about serious issues.
George H. W. Bush
You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
Franz Kafka
Food insecurity and hunger are serious threats to children’s health, growth, and development. The idea of not being able to put plentiful, nutritious food on the table for my girls is a horrifying thought.
Samantha Harris
Papa sat down at the table and poured his tea from the china tea set with pink flowers on the edges. I waited for him to ask Jaja and me to take a sip, as he always did. A love sip, he called it, because you shared the little things you loved with the people you love.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Before I was ever a poet, my father was writing poems about me, so it was a turning of the tables when I became a poet and started answering, speaking back to his poems in ways that I had not before.
Natasha Trethewey
You be sure to throw the book at him, you hear me? I feel violated, Detective. Violated.” “I’ll throw this table at you if you don’t give us the names we’re looking for.
Derek Landy
South Korea’s economy is still difficult. I will create a country where nobody worries about putting food on the table.
Park Geun-hye
Words and works eat not at one table.
James Howell
‘Heathers’ was probably the first time when I started to notice that people were opening doors for me and giving me tables at restaurants, regardless of what I was wearing. A whole world opened up to me that was shocking and weird and different, and I enjoyed it, and, you know, I took great advantage of it at times.
Christian Slater
We gave up everything just to sit at your table.
John Lennon
Harriet Beecher Stowe was thirty-nine when she began Uncle Tom’s Cabin. She had given birth to seven children and seen one die. She wrote her book to be serialized in an abolitionist newspaper. Much of it she composed on the kitchen table in between the cooking, mending, tending to her house.
Sophy Burnham
News channels have always had interview shows, but we need different kinds of interviews with different kinds of interviewers, interviewers who bring different life experiences to the table.
George Stroumboulopoulos
I have never been carried around by a large boy, or laughed until my stomach hurt at the dinner table, or listened to the clamor of a hundred people all talking at once. Peace is restrained; this is free.
Veronica Roth
I’ve been in the service industry. I’ve bar-tended. I’ve waited tables, and I’ve worked at pizza places; I’ve made pizza. I’ve had a lot of jobs, and many of them were in the food service industry.
Jon Favreau
And I put the latte down on a table, awash in the happy middle of my greatest adventure.
John Green
My luck at the gambling table was varied; sometimes I was fifty to a hundred dollars ahead, and at other times I had to borrow money from my fellow workmen to settle my room rent and pay for my meals.
James Weldon Johnson
A kid under a tablecloth insists he’s a ghost. A table underneath a tablecloth is, I guess, like the rest of us, only pretending to be invisible.
Richard Siken
I like the level of fame that I have. You get nice tables in restaurants sometimes, but fame isn’t something that I find comfortable.
Aidan Quinn
Believe. The promise of God are real. They are as real, as solid, yes infinitely more solid than this table which the materialist so thoroughly believes in. If you would only believe, O ye of little faith.
George Washington Carver
I don’t always see humor in things. Especially when I smash my pinky toe into a coffee table leg in the middle of the night. But sometimes I’ll see things, or experience things, that make me go, “Huh, maybe that’s a bit.”
Brian Regan
If you look around the table and you can’t tell who the sucker is, it’s you.
Mark Van Doren
The holiday season can be an especially trying time for our service men, women, and families. Military service and deployment create empty seats at holiday tables, religious services, and celebrations.
Geoff Stults
I believe that ‘MasterChef’ brings something more to the table, so to speak, than simply being another reality food TV show. My hope is that it will inspire America to get more involved in the food they eat, how it prepared.
Joe Bastianich
Moving forward in science is as much unwinding the distorted thinking of the past as it is putting a clearer idea on the table.
Craig Venter
The fans may be surprised to know that during my freshman year at Oglethorpe, I waited on tables and never made an error, never dropped a tray nor broke a dish.
Luke Appling
I think that I’m lucky in that, even at levels where I, by and large, wasn’t making enough money to sustain my life, I worked as a male nanny, I waited tables and did what I had to, to keep doing theater and acting.
Chris Wood
There’s a fine line between imagination and reality. An inventor dreams something up, and pretty soon, it’s there on the table before him. A science-fiction writer envisions another world, and then some space probe finds it. If you believe in something strongly enough, I think you can make it happen.
Ridley Pearson
I’m one of the only actresses in Los Angeles who has never waited tables – yet – and I’m so terrible at holding trays. When we shot the ‘Vampire Diaries’ pilot, I totally spilled water all down Nina Dobrev, and she had to get her hair and make-up redone.
Kayla Ewell
raking a hand through his hair, he forced his attention to the text she’d left on the coffee table, refusing to dwell on the disconcerting fact that a part of him had taken one look at the lass in such proximity to his bed and said simply: Mine
Karen Marie Moning
Speake not of a dead man at the table.
George Herbert
Never sit at a table you can’t walk away from.
Joss Whedon
One thing I learned from my old man is that people are going to be happy for you, but not too happy. When the tables are turned and you’re hanging out on top with a guy like Randy Orton, who is in the main event at Wrestlemania, not all the guys are going to like you.
Cody Rhodes
And one thing we want during this war on terror is for people to feel like their life’s moving on, that they’re able to make a living and send their kids to college and put more money on the table.
George W. Bush
The greatness of America is that it produces exuberant geniuses like Louis Armstrong and Fred Astaire and Leonard Bernstein. We are meant to be a jazzy people who talk big and jump on the table and dance; we aren’t supposed to be dopey and glum and brood over old injuries.
Garrison Keillor
I think I’ve proven I can build a team that plays a way of football that excites and challenges at the top end of the table.
Brendan Rodgers
When I start my class I ask the students to write their signatures on pieces of paper and put them on a table. I have them look at them, and I point out, “They’re all different, aren’t they? That’s you, that’s you, that’s you, that’s you.”
Frank Gehry
Let me get this straight. Your table ran away because you polished it with Windex?
Rick Riordan
But give me more credit than that. Someone else may have dealt the hand, but I picked it up off the table, I played every card, and I had my reasons.
Tana French
My brother Julio and I worked to improve the quality of wines from California and to put fine wine on American dinner tables at a price people could afford.
Ernest Gallo
The beauty of our democracy lies in the American value of equality: if you vote, you have a seat at the table. If you speak, you have a chance to persuade others. A billionaire and a minimum wage earner have the same power at the ballot box.
Christine Pelosi
You have to shout in the kitchen to deliver the orders, to drive the troops, to get the food out. When you have a table of eight courses and everyone’s having something different, you have a 15-second window to get it all together so no one at the table waits.
Marco Pierre White
There’s no substitute for a great love who says, ‘No matter what’s wrong with you, you’re welcome at this table.’
Tom Hanks
In the end, coming to faith remains for all a sense of homecoming, of picking up the threads of a lost life, of responding to a bell that had long been ringing, of taking a place at a table that had long been vacant.
Malcolm Muggeridge
Percy?” Annabeth gripped his arm. “Oh, bad,” he muttered. “Bad. Bad.” He looked across the table at Frank and Hazel. “You guys remember Polybotes?” “The giant who invaded Camp Jupiter,” Hazel said. “The anti-Poseidon you whacked in the head with a Terminus statue. Yes, I think I remember
Rick Riordan
We didn’t have a television, so we sat around the table, and me and my sisters and my mom would do these jobs, like, a penny for a piece, you know, these paper jobs. You know, what really saved me as a human today is my sisters and my mom.
Riccardo Tisci
I was at the breakfast table this morning and I read in the newspaper that more and more adults are living at home with their parents. That surprised me, I was like Mom did you read this?
Brian Regan
I don’t listen to music, and I don’t particularly watch television, so if anyone wants to come over and just hang out with me sitting at the table in silence, you know, eating a dish of rice… I don’t get too many takers.
Chrissie Hynde
There were always plenty of newspapers in the house. The Times, Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail were all regular fixtures on the coffee table. I used to enjoy reading The Times editorial pages and the Daily Mail sports pages.
Lionel Barber
To eat at another’s table is your ambition’s height.
[Lat., Bona summa putes, aliena vivere quadra.]
The concept that flourished during the most glorious periods of republican Rome and that appeared in the Twelve Tables of the Law as one of the first, though as yet imperfect, affirmations of the rights of man, inspired the struggle between patricians and plebeians.
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
I want to focus on what are called kitchen table issues. You know, the ones that keep you up at night, like the cost of childcare and college and prescription drugs and so much else.
Hillary Clinton
You’ve got to learn to leave the table When love’s no longer being served”.
Nina Simone
Of course, it does depend on the people, but sometimes I’m invited places to kind of brighten up a dinner table like a musician who’ll play the piano after dinner, and I know you’re not really invited for yourself. You’re just an ornament.
Marilyn Monroe
You have no idea, how much poetry there is in the calculation of a table of logarithms!
Carl Friedrich Gauss
As long as I don’t have to go back to the catering hall and wait tables anymore, I’m very happy.
Jon Bellion
This letter is written on the skin of one of the water sprites who drowned your parents.’ ‘Ick!’ I cried, and dropped the letter on the kitchen table.
Charlaine Harris
I’ve never been obsessed with celebrity or star-struck or anything. I met Penelope Cruz when we were in Toronto, who I think is a goddess and an unbelievable actress, and she introduced herself. As she walked away from the table I had to take a deep breath, which was strange because I’ve never had that with anyone.
Carey Mulligan
I would welcome a friendship with Lynne Hinton. I would welcome an invitation to sit down at her table, but mostly I would welcome her next book.
Maya Angelou
Art means nothing if it simply decorates the dinner table of power which holds it hostage.
Adrienne Rich
I was in Rent, for Gods sake. The closest we came to stunts was dancing on a table.
Jesse L. Martin
A way has to be found to enable everyone to benefit from the fruits of the earth, and not simply to close the gap between the affluent and those who must be satisfied with the crumbs falling from the table, but above all to satisfy the demands of justice, fairness and respect for every human being.
Pope Francis
I think people are more savvy about cooking, food and dining. I notice they are looking for more value for their money – not in larger portions but more in terms of healthier, fresh, farm-to-table dishes with a nice presentation.
Cat Cora
You can use an eraser on the drafting table or a sledge hammer on the construction site.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Why should there be hunger and deprivation in any land, in any city, at any table, when man has the resources and the scientific know-how to provide all mankind with the basic necessities of life? There is no deficit in human resources. The deficit is in human will.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
In order to get somewhere in life, you need to have a vision. The vision brings you to the table. Without a vision, you just do what everybody else does and you are just there.
Michael Schenker
I started in theater. I did theater professionally for seven years with my company before I started doing ‘Friends.’ I was waiting tables and doing theater.
David Schwimmer
we middle-aged folk have the education of life, truly; we know the multiplication table of anxieties and sorrows, the subtraction table of loss, the division table of responsibility.
Margaret Deland
Vee lowered her lashes and smiled wickedly. “This class isn’t going to teach me anything I don’t already know.” “Vee? As in virgin?” “Not so loud.” She winked just as the bell rang, sending us both to our seats, which were side by side at our shared table.
Becca Fitzpatrick
It was like living in a new house. I saw the undersides of tables, walked through the tangle of chair legs. It would be good to be a dog, I thought. You would feel safe surrounded by all of these leggy objects that never tried to run away.
Augusten Burroughs
I think a fan is a fan and when they support you and when they love you and when they embrace you and what you bring to the table, as long as you bring something that’s quality to the table they’re going to show up and support it.
Tyrese Gibson
I am thrilled and honored to have a seat at the table for meaningful conversation with so many accomplished women in the sports world.
Laila Ali
We were a very small circle of writers. Everybody brought to the table their own life experience.
Howie Mandel
I liked being able to work with all the different producers and take what they brought to the table and bring my own style to it.
Clay Aiken
Detente is a readiness to resolve differences and conflicts not by force, not by threats and sabre-rattling, but by peaceful means, at the conference table.
Leonid Brezhnev
We have to have the money to do the work we want to do, as well as to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table. Fat commissions are good, but not always easy to come by, and each new painting takes its time. So we need to find every way possible to earn extra income from our work.
Elizabeth Aston
My untidy habits drive me to follow the slash-and-burn principle. Work on a virgin table until the mess becomes unbearable, then move on to a clean table in a clean room – or, on a beautiful summer day like this, one of the five tables dotted around the garden. Trash that table and move on again.
Richard Dawkins
It is not enough to offer a smorgasbord of courses. We must insure that students are not just eating at one end of the table.
A. Bartlett Giamatti
I invited myself. Thought this table needed some class.
Libba Bray
That’s one of the reasons I wanted to be an actor, to be like them. And there they were at my table, all talking about how nervous they were, about the lines, and so forth. No matter how big you get, you still have the same kinds of anxieties and so forth.
Gavin MacLeod
Fish is held out to be one of the greatest luxuries of the table and not only necessary, but even indispensable at all dinners where there is any pretence of excellence or fashion.
Isabella Beeton
I don’t go to celebrity parties a lot. I don’t really enjoy them because I really like going for it in parties. And sometimes at celebrity parties, there is no dancing on tables because people… it can be a little judgmental at times. So I tend not to go unless it is Taylor Swift’s birthday party; then it’s amazing.
Sam Smith
On this National Agriculture Day, when we all should be taking time to thank and pay tribute to America’s farmers, ranchers and their families who produce the food for our tables, we are finding those same people in dire need of our help and support.
Michael McCaul
I am not by any stretch of the imagination a tidy person, and the piles of unread books on the coffee table and by my bed have a plaintive, pleading quality to me – ‘Read me, please!’
Linda Grant
We found that when people put this issue on the table, it turns out that men acknowledge the issue, and employers and employees can work out solutions just as working mothers do.
James Levine
I just feel that no matter what comes in a career – and mine has been all over the map – you must stay at the table, pick up the cards you’re dealt and play them.
Frank Langella
A dining room table with children’s eager hungry faces around it, ceases to be a mere dining room table, and becomes an altar.
Simeon Strunsky
In high school, everybody rapped. You just pounded on the table.
Boots Riley
Everyone brings their crumb of information to the table. If they are not at the table, we don’t benefit from their crumb.
Sue Gardner
Almost any questions can be answered,cheaply, quickly and finally, by a test campaign. And that’s he way to answer them – not by arguments around a table
Claude C. Hopkins
The craft Emmys are kind of the kids table at Thanksgiving. You’re not really invited to the big dance. It’s still really, really exciting, and the statue still counts.
Hank Azaria
My material is as new as anything on the dinner table. What difference does it make if I’m 70 or if I’m 20? The audience knows they aren’t getting any old stories from me.
Jackie Mason
In New York, pretending to be above the struggle means no seat on the bus and a table next to the kitchen.
Mason Cooley
Sitting at the table doesn’t make you a diner, unless you eat some of what’s on that plate. Being here in America doesn’t make you an American. Being born here in America doesn’t make you an American.
Malcolm X
I went out to dinner with a Marine last weekend. He looked across the table and he goes, “I could kill you in seven seconds.” I go, “I’ll just have toast, then.”
Margaret Smith
Our globe is under new dramatic environmental pressure: our globe is warming, our ice caps melting, our glaciers receding, our coral is dying, our soils are eroding, our water tables falling, our fisheries are being depleted, our remaining rainforests shrinking. Something is very, very wrong with our eco-system.
Richard Lamm
I didn’t have any money. I had a sense of terrible loss. But what I also had was a fire in my belly. I wasn’t going to go back to waiting tables. I felt I had to be better at fronting a band.
Emmylou Harris
What did you see?’ he asked then. Nothing,’ I told him. ‘Because nothing is what you wanted me to see, though the man on the table might disagree.
Alice Hoffman
When thousands of men and women work full time but need food stamps to put food on their tables, when they can’t get health benefits, when they can’t get paid sick days, then we must do whatever we can to stand up for them.
Charles B. Rangel
When food becomes scarce, refugees often turn to desperate measures to feed themselves and their families. We are particularly worried about the health of the refugee population, domestic violence and refugees resorting to illegal employment or even to prostitution, just to put enough food on the table.
Antonio Guterres
You go to a restaurant in the States and kids have these game boards at the table. You don’t see that in Italy or Spain. It’s not because they can’t afford to buy them, it’s because that’s not what eating together as a family is about.
Emeril Lagasse
Being famous gets me good concert tickets, good tables in restaurants, good seats at sporting events and that’s really about it.
Fran Drescher
We’ve got to recognize that when we march into Iraq, we’re setting up the card tables in front of every university in the Arab world, the Islamic world, to recruit for al-Qaida.
Chris Matthews
I first fell in love with music when I was a little boy. When I first heard music, I felt the beauty in it. Then, being able to tap along on a table top and box was great, but my favorite thing to do was to watch records spin. I would almost get hypnotized by it. These things are what drew me in initially.
Narada Michael Walden
I think talent is like a water table under the earth—you tap it with your effort and it comes through you.
Natalie Goldberg
The camera movement should be like a cat jumping onto a table – with just enough amount of effort and that’s it. That’s enough.
Steve McQueen
I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.
Henri Matisse
I like to think what I bring to the table is kind of a sympathetic and endearing quality, even while I’m playing outcasts or characters that end up in outlandish situations.
Jason Biggs
We’re taught that domestic life is not a “serious” political topic, like war and peace, but the fact is that we spend most of our lives doing everyday things: at the dinner table, in the kitchen, washing dishes, grocery-shopping, commuting. These things make up the fabric of our lives.
Annia Ciezadlo
I’ve never been to a dinner party where everyone at the dinner table didn’t say something funny.
Lorrie Moore
Every time we sit at a table at night or in the morning to enjoy the fruits and grain and vegetables from our good earth, remember that they come from the work of men and women and children who have been exploited for generations.
Cesar Chavez
You never know beforehand what people are capable of, you have to wait, give it time, it’s time that rules, time is our gambling partner on the other side of the table and it holds all the cards of the deck in its hand, we have to guess the winning cards of life, our lives.
Jose Saramago
Early on, I knew I had ideas, but I wasn’t sure when it was appropriate to bring them to the table and I was so intimidated by these titans that I was working for.
Olivia Wilde
We need some leverage with the Russians, because they are not going to come to the negotiating table for a diplomatic resolution, unless there is some leverage over them.
Hillary Clinton
It’s important for the young players to practice other ball games as well, basketball or table tennis. On the tennis court, you can improve your eye through a kind of overexertion.
Rafael Nadal
What good is it if the Eucharistic table is overloaded with golden chalices when your brother is dying of hunger. Start by satisfying his hunger and then with what is left you may adorn the altar as well.
Saint John Chrysostom
Fashionably amusing table manners are a matter of breaking the right rule at the right time.
P. J. O’Rourke
Cooking is a caring and nurturing act. It’s kind of the ultimate gift for someone, to cook for them. It creates all this beautiful stuff, conversation, appreciation, romance. All the most important things in life you do around a dinner table.
Curtis Stone
I hope we can get back to what I call the kitchen table. Everyday issues that people are really worried about and focused on.
Dick Gephardt
The poet’s first job of work is to put bread on the table.
Yvor Winters
On the wall next to the table, next to the scones that provided each table with its own circle of lamplight were quotations about reading, her favorite of which was from Kafka: ‘A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.
Haven Kimmel
I have two kids who were like me, we get out of bed feeling good, and the other two would sit at the breakfast table and grumble. I think it’s born into us. I usually wake up feeling pretty good. Looking forward to the day.
Dick Van Dyke
Three qualities of greatness stood out in Woodrow Wilson. He was a man of staunch morals. He was more than just an idealist; he was the personification of the heritage of idealism of the American people. He brought spiritual concepts to the peace table. He was a born crusader.
Herbert Hoover
When [Julia Marie Pacino] was 5 or 6 years old, we were in an Italian restaurant, and these people came by the table and they would start talking to me, asking me for my autograph and she just went under the table.
Al Pacino
I don’t think there is anything good about fame. ‘Tables in restaurants.’ People say that but, then again, why don’t you just call the day before? Or go eat somewhere else?
Jodie Foster
There was scarcely a woman alive, it seemed, who could resist the urge to haul men down onto beds, car seats, kitchen floors, dining-room tables, park grass, parlor sofas, or packing crates, entwine warm thighs around them, and pant in ecstasy.
Russell Baker
I’ve met Bob Dylan’s bodyguards, and if Steve Earle thinks he can stand on Bob Dylan’s coffee table, he’s sadly mistaken.
Townes Van Zandt
Even on a personal note, my dressing table downstairs is crowded with things, like a mini landscape. It’s a city with buildings and towers and roads. There’s a pool and a little park. When I move something around it becomes a different tableau.
Tony Curtis
I like to play table tennis, spend time with my kids.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
I love people-watching at the clubs in Los Angeles, where girls make fools of themselves and guys pay thousands of dollars for a couple of bottles of vodka just so they can get a table. It’s quite a scene.
Jackie Collins
The pleasures of the table belong to all times and ages, to every country and every day; they go hand in hand with all our other pleasures, outlast them, and remain to console us for their loss.
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
If a woman says, I love myself; I love my body; I’m comfortable with my life, comfortable with my mistakes, and I deserve a seat at every table and everything should be completely equal, there are guys who lose their minds.
Judd Apatow
We’ve got the science, we’ve had the debate. The moral imperative is on the table. Great creativity is needed to take it all, make it simple and sharp. To make it connect. To make it make people want to act.
Andy Hobsbawm
I put food on the table
and roof overhead.
But I’d trade it all tomorrow
for the highway instead.
Tom Waits
Lidia Bastianich, sorry, but kind of boring. I mean, I love Lidia, but you can fall asleep watching her. And Mario Batali? I love Mario to death… but he’s not romantic or sensual. Those are the things I bring to the table.
Giada De Laurentiis
You cannot beat a roulette table unless you steal money from it.
Albert Einstein
I am one who leaves the table like a man, without putting back the chair or picking up the plate
Sandra Cisneros
A book should long for pen, ink, and writing-table: but usually it is pen, ink, and writing-table that long for a book. That is why books are so negligible nowadays.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Growing up at my grandmother’s table, she always had rice. She might do something as exotic as potatoes or spaghetti, but there was still always rice, just in case you needed a little rice fix.
Maya Angelou
Our deep respect for the land and its harvest is the legacy of generations of farmers who put food on our tables, preserved our landscape, and inspired us with a powerful work ethic.
James H. Douglas, Jr.
I still have a vivid memory of my excitement when I first saw a chart of the periodic table of elements.
Joe Murray
Netflix is like sitting at the cool kids’ table. Netflix is amazing. We’re the biggest fans of not only working there, but of the company, in general.
Krysten Ritter
I feel this is very much our spiritual and political duty to be part of every peace table, it has often been the case that citizenry — women and men — can make progress when it is not possible for the officials to be able to meet at that moment in time.
Gloria Steinem
Wine makes all sorts of creatures at table.
George Herbert
Iran is the only country around the negotiating table that has not been attacked by either al-Qaida or Daesh.
Adel al-Jubeir
I moved to New York and couldn’t get a job as an actor. And waited tables for so long.
Casey Nicholaw
I can’t take anything off the table. Because you look at some of these countries, you look at North Korea, we’re doing nothing there. China should solve that problem for us. China should go into North Korea. China is totally powerful as it relates to North Korea.
Donald Trump
Let me speak frankly: separate but equal is a fraud. It is the language that tried to push Rosa Parks to the back of the bus. It is the motif that determined that black and white people could not possibly drink from the same water fountain, eat at the same table or use the same toilets.
David Lammy
In the Members’ Dining Room, the Conservatives eat at one end, the Labour Party at the other, while the Liberals wait at table.
Gyles Brandreth
Electronics was something I could always fall back on when I needed food on the table.
Steve Jobs
2012 has been an extraordinary year for our country. We cheered our Queen to the rafters with the Jubilee, showed the world what we’re made of by staging the most spectacular Olympic and Paralympic Games ever and – let’s not forget – punched way above our weight in the medals table.
David Cameron
If you come to a negotiation table saying you have the final truth, that you know nothing but the truth and that is final, you will get nothing.
Harri Holkeri
No flipping tables over any more for me.
David Haye
These … tables (values of trignometric functions), constructed by means of new techniques based principally on the calculus of differences, are one of the most beautiful monuments ever erected to science.
Adrien-Marie Legendre
Humility is my table, respect is my garment, empathy is my food and curiosity is my drink. As for love, it has a thousand names and is by my side at every window.
Tariq Ramadan
It’s not a date. We’re just agreeing to eat at the same table.
Barbra Streisand
The art of meditation may be exercised at all hours, and in all places, and men of genius, in their walks, at table, and amidst assemblies, turning the eye of the the mind upwards, can form an artificial solitude; retired amidst a crowd, calm amidst distraction, and wise amidst folly.
Isaac D’Israeli
At a party, I am the kind of girl who will wait until the end of the night before I really get going. I’m a little anti-social at first, but I’m not immune to dancing on tables either.
Emily VanCamp
It’s the well-behaved children that make the most formidable revolutionaries. They don’t say a word, they don’t hide under the table, they eat only one piece of chocolate at a time. But later on, they make society pay dearly.
Jean-Paul Sartre
At the end of the day, New Yorkers need a mayor who understands the problems they face, brings a smart plan and good people to the table, and, more than anything, has the independence, courage and conviction to do the right thing.
Sal Albanese
It takes a strong man to accept somebody else’s children and step up to the plate another man left on the table.
Ray Johnson
GMO agriculture will probably save the world in this century. But in the developed world, where few people are haunted by the specter of famine, people are free to fetishize heirloom tomatoes and worry about the provenance of what sits on their dinner tables.
Annalee Newitz
People who didn’t live pre-Internet can’t grasp how devoid of ideas life in my hometown was. The only bookstores sold Bibles the size of coffee tables and dashboard Virgin Marys that glowed in the dark.
Mary Karr
Diversity for the sake of diversity is not an accomplishment or a step forward. It’s what you bring to the table.
Charlie Gonzalez
I’ve just always loved singing, and I come from a family that loves singing around the kitchen table.
Jane Lynch
I think with the right person and the right music, people from all walks of life can come together. I know that’s what my life was about. I’ve seen it all, so that’s what I want to bring to the table.
I feel like your generation is like, “We deserve a place at this table, we have a right to be here,” whereas when I was in my 20s I was like, “Who am I?” It’s exciting because I do see a lot of young women feeling empowered.
Miriam Shor
The dead sit at our tables long after they have gone.
Mitch Albom
When I sit at my table to write, I never know what it’s going to be until I’m under way. I trust in inspiration, which sometimes comes and sometimes doesn’t. But I don’t sit back waiting for it. I work every day.
Alberto Moravia
I hope to be 70 and sitting at the table with journalists, talking about my films.
Elena Anaya
Law is no explanation of anything; law is simply a generalization, a category of facts. Law is neither a cause, nor a reason, nor a power, nor a coercive force. It is nothing but a general formula, a statistical table.
Florence Nightingale
My audience is often hands-up, standing and cheering and on tables and all of that kind of things.
Gloria Gaynor
It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.
Be good at something. It makes you valuable. Have something to bring to the table, because that will make you more welcome.
Randy Pausch
I feel like there is never enough, and it’s interesting to me because I don’t think I’m that interesting. I can definitely bring something to the table, but it’s just always incredible our fans are so dedicated and interested in what we are doing.
Ashley Greene
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
Desmond Tutu
I drink to the general joy o’ the whole table.” Macbeth
William Shakespeare
Politicians are nauseating by definition… They can produce nothing, neither a loaf of bread nor a table nor a picture; and this inability to create value, this total inferiority, makes them jealous, vengeful, insolent and a menace to life and limb.
Gerhard Richter
In my career, there have been roles I haven’t taken because someone involved with the project gave me a bad vibe. I don’t care how much money is on the table: No job is worth feeling uneasy every day.
Gabrielle Union
I learned early and at that kitchen table that there are ways of avoiding, without guilt, the commitments of love.
P. D. James
The lurking tragedy: The chances are that an accident will some day happen to you at a friend’s dinner table … As long as water and coffee and jelly exist, a certain percentage of each will necessarily be overturned upon a like number of snowy white tablecloths. Usually the tragedy is really no one’s fault.
Mary Elizabeth Clark
You gotta know when to hold’em, know when to foldem, know when to walk away, know when to run. You never count your money when you’re sittin at the table, there’ll be time enuff for countin’ when the dealin’s done.
Kenny Rogers
Since young people would much rather play fast-action, rapidly advancing video games, and gambling laws for slot machines and roulette tables haven’t changed much since the 1950s, look for casinos to build large video game tournament centers and allow people to bet on the action, similar to betting on college basketball.
Thomas Frey
She was a woman who, between courses, could be graceful with her elbows on the table.
Henry James
I’m not like a poker player. I’m not into bluff. My way is to look someone in the eye and tell them the way I’m intending to go. My cards are always on the table.
Tori Amos
FACE THE NATION is the second oldest program on television. It began in 1954, fifty-eight years ago. I’ve been here at the table for the last twenty-one.
Rodney Erickson
If you have team spirit you can even beat better teams. As far as team sport is concerned China might need a change in attitude in comparison to the one in table tennis.
Berti Vogts
If we approach with faith, we too will see Jesus… for the Eucharistic table takes the place of the crib. Here the Body of the Lord is present, wrapped not in swaddling clothes but in the rays of the Holy Spirit.
Saint John Chrysostom
These people have history and I crave history. I crave someone knowing me so well that they can tell what I’m thinking. Jonah Griggs takes my hand under the table and links my fingers with his and I know that I would sacrifice almost anything just to keep this state of mind, for the rest of the week at least.
Melina Marchetta
That Sinn Fein, as I’ve already indicated, their leaders have already indicated that’s what they want to achieve – once we get that credible statement, then we can get around the table and start to move forward, and I’m confident we can do so.
Peter Hain
I like old-fashioned romance, when the two people sleep in separate beds but still hold hands all night. Their hands rest on a little table between the beds.
Kaley Cuoco
Sometimes I just want to sit and write at a clean table and not get paint all over my hands.
Danny Fox
Keep a minimum of 15” between coffee tables and sofas
Alexa Hampton
We do NOT know the past in chronological sequence. It may be convenient to lay it out anesthetized on the table with dates pasted on here and there, but what we know we know by ripples and spirals eddying out from us and from our own time.
Ezra Pound
I waited tables in New York, and when you’re in that line of work, you often have a horrible boss.
Charlie Day
Any girl that’s got a $500,000 table and $5 shoes, I’m in love with.
James Brolin
When you get real old, honey, you realize there are certain things that just don’t matter anymore. You lay it all on the table. There’s a saying, ‘Only little children and old folks tell the truth.’
Sarah Louise Delany
If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu
Michael Enzi
Ive had more of an opportunity to work with Katie Holmes, which is incredibly enjoyable. I think she is really one of the best actresses on the market right now. She forces you to bring your best stuff to the table, because if you dont, she just completely overpowers you.
Joshua Jackson
I can just imagine myself sitting down at the head of the table and pouring out the tea,” said Anne, shutting her eyes ecstatically. “And asking Diana if she takes sugar! I know she doesn’t but of course I’ll ask her just as if I didn’t know.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
I remember when I was 13 and telling people I wanted to be an actor, and being met with, ‘Have fun waiting tables,’ so I figured maybe that’s not such a great idea after all.
Alden Ehrenreich
Blue Book was now under direct orders to debunk. . . I remember the conversations around the conference table in which it was suggested that Walt Disney or some educational cartoon producer be enlisted in [the] debunking process.
J. Allen Hynek
There’s not a huge pile of scripts at home. It’s what happens to be on the table at that moment with your availability. And then you have no control over when these things come out.
Toby Jones
If I were straight and I were trying to seduce a woman, I could do it just by standing up at the table when she came back from the bathroom. It works. Every time I do that, all the straight men are sitting at the table and their wives are kicking them. “Look at that!” “You never do that for me!”
Tom Ford
The only way to increase it is to cultivate your own garden. And the only thing that will help you is poetry, which is the most concentrated form of style…. I don’t care how clever the other professor is, one can’t raise a discussion of modern prose to anything above tea-table level.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The oldest form of theater is the dinner table.
Michael J. Fox
There is no gaming table in the world where loaded dice are tolerated, no athletic field where men must not start fair. Yet Mr. Rockefeller has systematically played with loaded dice, and it is doubtful if there has ever been a time since 1872 when he has run a race with a competitor and started fair.
Ida Tarbell
We need to tap into new issues. There’s a way to resurrect the sound policies of our party, but also to look toward new issues – kitchen-table issues like the rising cost of education. I think that’s a winning issue for Republicans.
Andrea Tantaros
I came to the table, pulled up a chair, and sat. “Everyone brought a pet. I feel left out.” An enthusiastic howl broke the silence, and Grendel bounded through the doorway. He galloped through the steak house, skidded on the floor, smashed into my chair, and dropped a dead rat on my lap. Awesome.
Ilona Andrews
Drink to me! I just realized that I’ve slept with everyone at this table! ~Nell
Jennifer Crusie
I started at 5 years old in the kitchen table with my family supporting me. I know where I’m from and I know exactly where I’m going.
Celine Dion
Mistakes happen. Not every one of my suspensions was purposeful or intentional. A lot of that stuff happens spur of the moment in the middle of a game. I think I can bring that to the table. Sometimes emotions get the best of you. Things happen.
Chris Pronger
I don’t know when pepper mills in a restaurant got to be right behind frankincense and myrrh in prominence. It used to be in a little jar that sat next to the salt on the table and everyone passed it around, sneezed, and it was no big deal.
Erma Bombeck
One must be able to say at all times–instead of points, straight lines, and planes–tables, chairs, and beer mugs
David Hilbert
I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.
Elie Wiesel
Most people who seek attention and regard by announcing that they’re writing a novel are actually so devoid of narrative talent that they can’t hold the attention of a dinner table for thirty seconds, even with a dirty joke.
Paul Fussell
Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it.
Pope John Paul II
I was a hoarder, and I got rid of everything. Now nothing comes in my home unless it has a purpose. And decor is not a purpose. Home is New York apartment with a table, a bed and sofas. That’s it. Everything else is gone.
Linda Evangelista
Do not speak of repulsive matters at table.
Amy Vanderbilt
When I moved to New York, I really wanted to find my bread job as close to my passion as possible. There’s nobility in waiting tables. But I really wanted to find a job in the arts, and so I started teaching.
Natasha Rothwell
I was doing a play out in L.A. 20-some-odd years ago called ‘Goose and Tomtom’ by David Rabe, and somebody saw it and the next thing I know I’m doing the table read of the film version of ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ with Al Pacino and Jack Lemmon – one of the great films of our generation.
Richard Schiff
Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral law is written on the tablets of eternity.
Lord Acton
The single most powerful tool for winning a negotiation is the ability to get up and walk away from the table without a deal
Paul Gauguin
Creativity always dies a quick death in rooms that house conference tables.
Bruce Herschensohn
Cooking is not about being the best or most perfect cook, but rather it is about sharing the table with family and friends.
Skye Gyngell
I think we are all of us a pretty milky lot, without tea-table convictions and our radicalism that keeps so consistently within the bounds of decorum . . . .I’d like to annihilate these stupid colleges of ours . . . instillers of stodginess.
John Dos Passos
I was raised in that generation where it was all ‘Women can have it all!’ and I don’t think you can. I think something falls off the table. The good thing is that the things that stay on the table become so much more important.
Drew Barrymore
It doesn’t matter which leg of your table you make first, so long as the table has four legs and will stand up solidly when you have finished it.
Ezra Pound
I beat my sons in real-life table tennis, but virtually, I get murdered. I download games on the iPhone that I’m addicted to – I’m a master at “Angry Birds.”
Salman Rushdie
People come to my shows and know that they’re going to hear about what’s going on in the world – what’s happening at the moment. My material is as new as anything on the dinner table.
Jackie Mason
Durzo pulled out a gold Gunder from his pouch. Crowns Roth wins, Castles I lose. He flipped the coin. It bounced on the table and, impossibly, landed on edge. ThereВґs always another choice, Kylar said.
Brent Weeks
Players, Sir! I look on them as no better than creatures set upon tables and joint stools to make faces and produce laughter, like dancing dogs.
Samuel Johnson
April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, holiday tables under the trees.
E. Y. Harburg
The Petal table is a flower that is always in bloom.
Richard Schultz
Our full humanity is contingent on our hospitality; we can be complete only when we are giving something away; when we sit at the table and pass the peas to the person next to us we see that person in a whole new way.
Alice Waters
My parents discussed singing every night over the dinner table; I had a tremendous music education.
Renee Fleming
I’m like Jane Austen – I work on the corner of the dining table.
A. N. Wilson
For table-talk, I prefer the pleasant and witty before the learned and the grave; in bed, beauty before goodness.
Michel de Montaigne
A hundred cabinet-makers in London can work a table or a chair equally well; but no one poet can write verses with such spirit and elegance as Mr. Pope.
David Hume
My tablecloth was missing in action and long, jagged scratches covered the table’s surface.The scratches looked suspiciously like letters. I climbed on a chair and looked at it from above. MINE. Oh, that’s great. Fantastic. So mature. Perhaps he would pull my pigtails next or stick a tack on my seat.
Ilona Andrews
Poppy was now almost well. She still slept more than usual, but when she wasn’t sleeping she tromped around the doctor’s house pulling spoons off the table and spilling cups of water and crumpling pages of books. That is, she was almost her old self.
Jeanne DuPrau
My grandfather was a chef for a Baron in Sicily before he came to America. I grew up with him. I used to do my homework at one end of the kitchen table while he cooked at the other end.
Vincent Schiavelli
Keep a good table and attend to the ladies.
Napoleon Bonaparte
At one time Tribune Syndicate emptied out their storeroom. They put tables full of original cartoons down in the lobby and said take one if you want one. The comics were simply a burden to them.
Mort Walker
If you find yourself loving any pleasure more than your prayers, any book better than the Bible, any house better than the house of the Lord, any table better than the Lord’s table, any persons better than Christ, or any indulgence better than the hope of heaven – be alarmed.
Thomas Guthrie
I am invariably of the politics of the people at whose table I sit, or beneath whose roof I sleep.
George Henry Borrow
Buy whatever kids are selling on card tables in their front yard.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
The thought of eating rabbit and squirrels doesn’t appeal to me. And that was on our table quite often as a kid. In your uppity restaurants, they serve a lot of rabbit. But I just can’t help but think of Peter. And deer, I can’t go there, because of Bambi.
Paula Deen
I like doing food as a focal point on my table. It is not like going out and buying flowers or candles, which are expensive.
Sandra Lee
I’m a child of the 50s. I was expected to have table manners. There needs to be some expectations for behavior. I’m seeing some children today, they don’t push them enough.
Temple Grandin
If we want to make meetings productive, we need to keep track of those whose requests are on the table.
Marshall B. Rosenberg
The pop artists did images that anybody walking down Broadway could recognize in a split second — comics, picnic tables, men’s trousers, celebrities, shower curtains, refrigerators, Coke bottles. All the great modern things that the Abstract Expressionists tried not to notice at all.
Andy Warhol
Before I’d written movies, I never could do big set-piece scenes with a lot of different speakers – when you’ve got twelve people around a dinner table talking at cross purposes. I had always been impressed by other people’s ability to do that.
Joan Didion
Men think monogamy is something you make dining tables out of.
Kathy Lette
And the test for any actor is whether you stay at the table or go away.
Frank Langella
[The witch] would have known that when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor’s stead, the Table would crack and Death itself would start working backwards.
C. S. Lewis
Cats sleep Anywhere, Any table, Any chair, Top of piano, Window-ledge, In the middle, On the edge.
Eleanor Farjeon
My songs examine and explore little specific emotions or situations or stories… They’re kitchen table songs, like a conversation between me and one other person. It’s almost like an alien has been sent to get emotional samples from human beings and put it all together on a record.
KT Tunstall
Human rights are not things that are put on the table for people to enjoy. These are things you fight for and then you protect.
Wangari Maathai
We should have communicated to Iran that we are prepared, that we are considering military options. They’re not just on the table, they are in our hands.
Mitt Romney
People talk about songwriting or comedy as creative expression, but life is creative expression. Table-making, even nursing, is extraordinarily creative.
John Darnielle
I go to restaurants and the groups always play “Yesterday.” I even signed a guy’s violin in Spain after he played us “Yesterday.” He couldn’t understand that I didn’t write the song. But I guess he couldn’t have gone from table to table playing “I Am The Walrus.
John Lennon
Some of our most exquisite murders have been domestic, performed with tenderness in simple, homey places like the kitchen table.
Alfred Hitchcock
Many a profound genius, I suppose, who fills the world with fame of his exploding renowned errors, is yet everyday posed and baffled by trivial questions at his own supper table.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hot soup at table is very vulgar; it either leads to an unseemly mode of taking it, or keeps people waiting too long whilst it cools. Soup should be brought to table only moderately warm.
Charlie Day
My husband and I have a deal, which has worked out well: He cooks one Sunday, I cook the next. The kids set the table, and we eat in the dining room together, just as I used to do as a kid.
Christa Miller
Never take more than your share – whether of the road in driving your car, of chairs on a boat or seats on a train, or food at the table.
Emily Post
Each individual has a responsibility to get out of bed, learn their ABCs, learn your math tables, not use race and racism as an excuse.
Henry Louis Gates
Its time to cheer on girls and women who want to sit at the table
Sheryl Sandberg
I will not vote against the truths of the multiplication table.
James A. Garfield
We don’t really have any that protect the food supply from farm to table. We have a food safety system that’s piecemeal, largely divided between two agencies that don’t talk to each other very much. Neither agency can enforce regulations from the farm to the table.
Marion Nestle
At the dressing table, every woman has a chance to be an artist, and art, as Aristotle said, ‘completes what nature left unfinished.’
Sophia Loren
TABLE D’HOTE, n. A caterer’s thrifty concession to the universal passion for irresponsibility.
Ambrose Bierce
Put the park rangers to work. Lazy scheming loafers, they’ve wasted too many years selling tickets at toll booths and sitting behind desks filling out charts and tables
Edward Abbey
Hillary Clinton knows how to sit down at a table and negotiate tough deals.
Tim Kaine
Once I started working as a professional actor, it was like, ‘Bye-bye waiting tables, bye-bye bartending, bye-bye all the cliched jobs actors do.’ But after a year of not getting work, there’s this really difficult conflict, like, ‘Do I have to go back to being a waiter when people recognize me from a show?’
David Walton
I don’t go to restaurants, I go to tables.
Langdon Winner
Conquering matter is to understand it, and understanding matter is necessary to understanding the universe and ourselves: and that therefore Mendeleev’s Periodic Table, which just during those weeks we were learning to unravel, was poetry.
Primo Levi
Italy is hard to beat. It’s a family-friendly experience, they like to see kids in restaurants, and at dinner you see all the adults at the table and all the kids at the other end of the table. Maybe they run off and go play.
Anthony Bourdain
When I first became really interested in building furniture, I went to Toys-R-Us, and spent $200 on Transformers toys. By taking the toys apart and studying how they moved, I was able to figure out how to hide a table leaf, what type of contraption I’d need to slide it under the table. I’m a really visual learner.
Jeremiah Brent
He [Lyndon Johnson] hated the war. He hated having anybody put in harm away. But he believed that what we were doing is what we had to do for our commitments with SEATO, for many reasons. And he was carrying forth a policy that he had inherited. And he tried and got us to the peace table in 1968.
Lynda Bird Johnson Robb
The element of surprise wasn’t allowed near the Periodic Table.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
There is health in table talk and nursery play. We must wear old shoes and have aunts and cousins.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I moved to New York, I was waiting tables, painting in the daytime and working at night, and I felt it was possible to find a balance and just about get by.
Cecily Brown
Capitalism and democracy are the opposite of each other. Capitalism is a system that guarantees that a few are going to do very well, and everybody else is going to serve the few. Democracy means everybody has a seat at the table. Everybody.
Michael Moore
I think a good director casts a film so that the actors bring a lot to the table.
Debbie Allen
When our cup runs over, we let others drink the drops that fall, but not a drop from within the rim, and call it charity; when the crumbs are swept from our table, we think it generous to let the dogs eat them; as if that were charity which permits others to have what we cannot keep.
Henry Ward Beecher
I’ll never be the sort of author who sells that many copies. You’ll never see a book of mine being sold on a table at Costco, between the extra-large jorts and a barrel of salsa. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ll be indie till I die.
Joshua Mohr
If a book has no index or good table of contents, it is very useful to make one as you are reading it.
True Civilization does not lie in gas, nor in steam, nor in turn-tables. It lies in the reduction of the traces of original sin.
Charles Baudelaire
When I was in fourth grade, a novelist came to talk to my English class. She told us that being an author meant sitting at the kitchen table in pajamas, drinking tea with the dogs at your feet.
J. Courtney Sullivan
Sometimes a crumb falls From the tables of joy, Sometimes a bone Is flung. To some people Love is given, To others Only heaven.
Langston Hughes
When we read or hear how some professed Christian has turned defaulter, or lapsed into drunkenness, or slipped from the communion table into open disgrace, it simply means than a human arm has broken. The man has forsaken the everlasting arms.
Theodore L. Cuyler
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
My uniform is sweatpants, so crusted over with dried paint that they’re as hard as a table. I wear T-shirts that are also covered in paint, and Crocs.
Caio Fonseca
This notion that the United States is getting ready to attack Iran is simply ridiculous. And having said that, all options are on the table
George W. Bush
I was trained by Method acting teachers and we were taught that aside from whatever gift you may or may not have or the level of that gift, that you were obliged to know how to build a table. It’s a craft. It’s like being a ballerina or a violinist.
Ellen Barkin
What the ocean was to the child, the Periodic Table is to the chemist.
Karl Barry Sharpless
Hitler never bothered with restaurant reservations; he just dropped by. And somehow they always found him a table.
George Carlin
One day I decided I would like to put a record into my system. So I picked up a record that was lying on the table, and put it on. I didn’t bother to look at what it was because I didn’t care, and it turned out to be Madame Butterfly. So I processed the aria from Madame Butterfly in my system and I played with it.
Pauline Oliveros
I don’t think you have to make this choice about being on one side or the other side. My feeling is that when we are committed to growing the economy and making sure that our public employees have a place at the table through collective bargaining, everyone wins.
Mary Burke
Under President Barack Obama, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has been invited into the White House and given a seat at the table. Hispanics are serving in unprecedented numbers at the highest levels of this administration, including in the Cabinet.
Charlie Gonzalez
We don’t have a farm-to-table food safety system. I keep saying this. It came as a big surprise to the FDA that tomatoes were being grown in the United States, sent to Mexico for packing, and then sent back. I mean, they had no idea that our food chain worked like this.
Marion Nestle
Wat a vast fertility of pleasure books hold for me! I went in and found the table laden with books. I looked in and sniffed them all. I could not resist carrying this one off and broaching it. I think I could happily live here and read forever.
Virginia Woolf
I emptied the trash and wiped down tables. But my job that I remember the most was picking up horse manure for the Electrical Parade.
When I was seven, I watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest with my mom. When Jack Nicholson was strapped to the table getting electroshock treatment, my mom burst into tears. She said it reminded her of her life, and I was stunned, because I didn’t know my mom had been nominated for an Oscar.
Christopher Titus
He [Iggy] started reaching for things around the table, and his hand landed on Total. “You’re black.” “I prefer canine-American,” said Total.
James Patterson
Every single day we sit down to eat, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and at our table we have food that was planted, picked, or harvested by a farm worker. Why is it that the people who do the most sacred work in our nation are the most oppressed, the most exploited?
Dolores Huerta
Highland werewolves had a reputation for doing atrocious and highly unwarranted *things*, like wearing smoking jackets to the dinner table.
Gail Carriger
Another good reducing exercise consists in placing both hands against the table edge and pushing back.
Robert Quillen
I come to the table from a conservative or libertarian point of view, and I admit that. I’m a commentator. I’m not a journalist or anything else.
Glenn Beck
Community means that people come together around the table, not just to feed their bodies, but to feed their minds and their relationships.
Henri Nouwen
Society prizes a girl for being thin more than anything else she might bring to the table.
Arabella Weir
I mean if there are going to be missiles that are going off and there are going to be going off over Canadian airspace whether we want it or not, no I don’t think that is acceptable. I think that we want to be at the table.
Paul Martin
To sit here at the same table with my hero, George W. Bush…I feel like I’m dreaming. Somebody pinch me. You now what, I’m a pretty sound sleeper, that may not be enough…Somebody shoot me in the face.
Stephen Colbert
Whatever the truth is, I don’t see how it will help me get food on the table.
Suzanne Collins
Let us return from that Table like lions breathing out fire, terrifying to the devil!
Saint John Chrysostom
Policeman: “A hermit eh? Then why’s your table set for four?” Groucho: “That’s nothing. My alarm clock is set for eight.
Groucho Marx
That is where consensus-building begins-with the idea that you have your own truth, but that the negotiator on the other side of the table has his own truth as well.
Harri Holkeri
My mom is one of those really angry moms who gets mad at absolutely everything. Once when I was a little kid, I accidentally knocked a Flintstones glass off the kitchen table. She said, ‘Well, dammit, we can’t have nice things.’
Paula Poundstone
I was a stage actor for 20 years or so; I was leading men in classical things. ‘Shakespeare,’ you know. And now, I never play leading men. I’m that kamikaze comic that comes from the left, turns the table over, and leaves, or the hyper-intelligent yuppie scumbag if it’s a drama.
John Michael Higgins
My dad and my uncles owned a bar outside of Cincinnati. I worked there growing up, mopping floors, waiting tables.
John Boehner
The only real benefit of being famous is being recognized by head waiters and getting good tables at restaurants. The rest is part ego trip and part inconvenience.
Orson Bean
Like all our memories, we like to take it out once in a while and lay it flat on the kitchen table, the way my wife does with her sewing patterns, where we line up the shape of our lives against that which we thought it would be by now.
Claire Vaye Watkins
I vertically center things in tables a lot, and the fact that there is no way to control vertical positioning in divs affects the way we do things across the board.
Mike Davidson
Social Security’s not the hard one to solve. Medicare, that is the gorilla in the room, and you’ve got to put all of it on the table.
Joe Biden
I always feel like a doctor who loses a patient on the operating table or something where I felt just devastated and I beat myself up until I get to try it the next night and “I’ll get it better tonight.” So I’m hard on myself. I think I’m not alone in that regard with acting.
Allison Janney
Children have a fastidiousness that time is slow to cure. It is to be wondered, for example, whether if the elderly were half as hungry as children are they would yet find so many things at table to be detestable.
Alice Meynell
What we eat is the one simplest way to declare who we are – the table reflects our values with a clarity that few other theaters of human behaviour posses.
Adam Gopnik
See I’m humble but I live fame, for more deals on the table than a Bridge game.
Writing is an art but also a craft, which means it’s a job. I don’t teach. This is how the groceries get on the table. You sometimes make creative sacrifices to get the job done. All that said, I’m looking forward to getting out of the two-book-a-year schedule I’m on and to getting some self-indulgence going.
Charlie Huston
The less important you are on the table of organization, the more you’ll be missed if you don’t show up for work.
Bill Vaughan
Do all your eating at a table.
Michael Pollan
I’ve played hockey most my life and I’ve never been badly injured…Three weeks into curling I’ve got bone chips in both my elbows. I still can’t lean on a table. I’ve even got curling injuries, believe it or not, just from falling on my arse.
James Allodi
The new light above my table is a great improvement. With all this darkness around me I feel less alone. (Pause.) In a way. (Pause.) I love to get up and move about in it, then back here to… (hesitates) …me. (Pause.)
Samuel Beckett
A profound political question is suddenly on the table: Must the country continue to give precedence to private financial gain and market determinism over human lives and broad public values?
William Greider
With Browns’ ticket prices what they are, you just know that all those dads who brought the entire family to sit in the ‘dog pound’ are secretly calculating how much blood they’re going to have to sell next week to put groceries on the table.
Dennis Miller
He was an innovator, an experimenter, a missionary in bringing the gospel of good cooking to the home table.
Craig Claiborne
Perhaps the world will end at the kitchen table, while we are laughing and crying, eating of the last sweet bite.
Joy Harjo
By setting the passenger seat of my car far back, and opening the glove compartment, I nestle in a very large sheet of thick fiberboard. It’s big enough to hold a table easel, my big palette and a water container. Winter is not going to lock me indoors!
Elizabeth Janeway
We can’t handle violence in women characters but we CAN handle what’s done to women in our present tense every second of the day worldwide? Or next door? Or in political or medical discourse? Please. That idea just makes me want to crap on a table at a very fancy restaurant.
Lidia Yuknavitch
If you can’t spot the sucker in your first half hour at the table, then you ARE the sucker.
Mike McDermott
I’ve noticed that when I am selling a lot of records, certain things become easier. I’m not talking about getting a table in a restaurant.
David Byrne
Hang on, did you just call me Angel?” I asked. “If I did?” “I don’t like it.” He grinned. “It stays. Angel.” He leaned across the table, raised his hand to my face, and brushed his thumb along one corner of my mouth. I pulled away, too late.
Becca Fitzpatrick
Don’t you understand how dramatic it is to be a comic? To be a fool, to get people to laugh at this show-off? Milton Berle could take Laurence Olivier and stick him under the table if he wanted to. And so could I.
Jerry Lewis
If we are to create a new agenda for family/work policies, employers and employees have to take a seat at the same table and recognize their mutual gains.
Madeleine M. Kunin
Once I had learnt my twelve times table (at the age of three) it was downhill all the way.
Fred Hoyle
Look around the table. If you don’t see a sucker, get up, because you’re the sucker.
Amarillo Slim
Mitt Romney has a new fundraising gimmick. If you donate $3 or more to his campaign, your name will be entered into a drawing to win a dinner with Mitt Romney and Donald Trump. If you donate more than $10, you get to sit at a different table.
Jay Leno
You cannot win if you’re not at the table. You have to be where the action is.
Ben Stein
Most people draw from the mind, not the eye. They draw the idea of a table or a face, not what’s in front of them. We don’t actually see the line of the jaw as a line and we don’t see an eye as a perfectly outlined almond shape.
Caio Fonseca
Laughter keeps you healthy. You can survive by seeing the humor in everything. Thumb your nose at sadness; turn the tables on tragedy. You can’t laugh and be angry, you can’t laugh and feel sad, you can’t laugh and feel envious.
Bel Kaufman
The sooner we act, the sooner we can start turning the tables on cyberattackers.
Mike Pompeo
War is only glorious when you buy it in the Daily Mail and enjoy it at the breakfast table. It goes splendidly with bacon and eggs. Real war is the final limit of damnable brutality, and that’s all there is in it.
Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy
I had placed my stick on the table, as I do every evening. It had been specially made to suit my height, to enable me to walk without too much difficulty. As I was standing up, a customer called to me: ‘Monsieur, don’t forget your pencil.’ It was very unkind, but most funny.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Hospitality invites to prayer before it checks credentials, welcomes to the table before administering the entrance exam.
Patrick Henry
I believe it’s time to put our best ideas on the table and work toward a bipartisan solution, with the single goal of leaving the Social Security system stronger than we found it.
Chris Chocola
So when it was my turn to start developing projects, I knew the writers I wanted to work with, and I had met every head of studio, every executive and a lot of producers. I started finding things, little crumbs off other people’s tables that I would make my own.
Rupert Sanders
Using PowerPoint is like having a loaded AK-47 on the table.
Peter Norvig
I mean, on one hand Rex Tillerson is correct, there are no plans to change the One China policy. But certainly that policy is on the table if China doesn’t also come to the table and work with us on trade, work with us on the South China Sea on what’s happening there.
Reince Priebus
A film is just like a muffin. You make it. You put it on the table. One person might say, ‘Oh, I don’t like it.’ One might say it’s the best muffin ever made. One might say it’s an awful muffin. It’s hard for me to say. It’s for me to make the muffin.
Denzel Washington
The best thing that happens to us is when a great company gets into temporary trouble…We want to buy them when they’re on the operating table.
Warren Buffett
I like on the table, when we’re speaking, the light of a bottle of intelligent wine.
Pablo Neruda
I want no criticism of America at my table. The Americans criticize themselves more than enough.
Winston Churchill
My life is an awkward visit from the kid’s table while awaiting a History Channel special.
Chris Colfer
The very good thing about MFA programs is their democratizing. They bring a lot of different people to the table.
Edward Hirsch