Guests Quotes

A civil guest will no more talk all, than eat all the feast. - George Herheri

 

The first day, a guest; the second, a burden; the third, a pest. - Edouard R. Laboulaye

 

Every guest hates the others, and the host hates them all. - Albanian Proverb

 

Frank Harris has been received in all the great houses -- once! - Oscar Wilde

 

Quite a nasty piece of work. Not the sort of person you'd want to have dinner with. [On the subject of Mr. Bean] - Rowan Atkinson

 

Whoever is admitted or sought for, in company, upon any other account than that of his merit and manners, is never respected there, but only made use of. We will have such-a-one, for he sings prettily; we will invite such-a-one to a ball, for he dances well; we will have such-a-one at supper, for he is always joking and laughing; we will ask another because he plays deep at all games, or because he can drink a great deal. These are all vilifying distinctions, mortifying preferences, and exclude all ideas of esteem and regard. Whoever is had (as it is called) in company for the sake of any one thing singly, is singly that thing, and will never be considered in any other light; consequently never respected, let his merits be what they will. - Lord Chesterfield

 

Visitors are insatiable devourers of time, and fit only for those who, if they did not visit, would do nothing. - William Cowper

 

A few years ago no hotel or restaurant in Boston refused Negro guests; now several hotels, restaurants, and especially confectionary stores, will not serve Negroes, even the best of them.-Ray Stannard Baker

 

Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.-James Dobson

 

Dessert is probably the most important stage of the meal, since it will be the last thing your guests remember before they pass out all over the table.-William Powell

 

Few enjoy noisy overcrowded functions. But they are a gesture of goodwill on the part of host or hostess, and also on the part of guests who submit to them.-Fannie Hurst

 

For, after all, put it as we may to ourselves, we are all of us from birth to death guests at a table which we did not spread.-Rebecca H. Davis

 

Go now, verses, on your light feet, you have not trodden hard on the old earth where the graves laugh when they see their guests, the one corpse stacked on top of the other. Go now and stagger to her whom I do not know.-Hugo Claus

 

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.-Benjamin Franklin

 

Here is Mike Wallace, who is visible to the public, and I have been watching him since the early '50s. Smoking up a storm and insulting his guests and being absolutely wonderfully evil and charming too.-Christopher Plummer

 

House guests should be regarded as perishables: Leave them out too long and they go bad.-Erma Bombeck

 

Humility is a virtue, and it is a virtue innate in guests.-Max Beerbohm

 

In the end we're all Jerry Springer Show guests, really, we just haven't been on the show.-Marilyn Manson

 

It is the personality of the mistress that the home expresses. Men are forever guests in our homes, no matter how much happiness they may find there.-Elsie De Wolfe

 

It's long been a cliche in Washington that if you hang a lamb chop in your window, guests will come.-Suzanne Fields

 

Japanese naval officers in dress whites are frequent guests at Pearl Harbor's officers' mess and are very polite. They always were. Except, of course, for that little interval there between 1941 and 1945.-William Manchester

 

Jews have God's promise and if we Christians have it, too, then it is only as those chosen with them, as guests in their house, that we are new wood grafted onto their tree.-Karl Barth

 

Make your free men and guests sit as far as possible at tables on either side, not four here and three there.-Robert Grosseteste

 

Modern Carpet Designs may provide endless entertainment for your guests.-William Heath Robinson

 

My table seats eight, so that's my maximum. Having a small number of guests is the only way to generate good conversation. Besides, your whole house doesn't get wrecked that way.-Paul Lynde

 

Now, having had this experience, I can't say really what they were looking for. I don't know their minds. But every time I see a reality show, it seems that the most entertaining parts on other reality shows are when they make their guests look foolish.-Liza Minnelli

 

Of the many guests we welcomed to the Mickey Mouse Club, my absolute favorites were the Lennon Sisters.-Annette Funicello

 

Often when He comes, He finds the soul occupied. Other guests are there, and He has to turn away. He cannot gain entry, for we love and desire other things; therefore, His gifts, which He is offering to everyone unceasingly, must remain outside.-Johannes Tauler

 

On the road we're somebody else's guests - and we play in a way that they're not going to forget we visited them.-Knute Rockne

 

One might well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.-Max Beerbohm

 

Our people, though capable of strong and durable feeling, were not demonstrative in their affection at any time, least of all in the presence of guests or strangers.-Charles Eastman

 

People are either born hosts or born guests.-Max Beerbohm

 

She and my uncle were very sociable and would have a lot of people over at night to play cards or whatever. The high spot of those evenings was when we kids got dressed up to do a skit or something to amuse the guests. I loved it.-Louise Fletcher

 

The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees like people.-Tom Peters

 

The number of guests at dinner should not be less than the number of the Graces nor exceed that of the Muses, i.e., it should begin with three and stop at nine.-Marcus Terentius Varro

 

The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are.-Eleanor Roosevelt

 

The people I want are very famous and very rich, and all I can offer them is a bit of exposure on TV and a bit of cash, so it's a miracle we get any guests at all. But we have been very lucky.-Graham Norton

 

The theme of the party was Neverland Ranch, so guests were asked to come as anyone or anything associated with Michael Jackson. It was all very disturbing.-April Winchell

 

To buy very good wine nowadays requires only money. To serve it to your guests is a sign of fatigue.-William F. Buckley, Jr.

 

We have developed overlays for the keys of the cash registers with the help of the Braille Institute, so that blind crew members can take orders and help our guests.-Carl Karcher

 

We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It's our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.-Jeff Bezos

 

We wanted to interview people on the show, do variety, get the artists, the guests involved with us in our group. They wanted to keep the four guys together. We wanted to change the format.-Davy Jones

 

We're gonna try and bring on all the different aspects of horror movie making and bring on guests and show all these old '50's B movies. Not the real corny ones, the real cool ones.-Jerry Only

 

With guests who are 'in the middle of the fight,' we're able to hear their point-of-view on the topics, as well as advance our own feelings.-Sean Hannity

 

You get the feeling that many of my guests feel that the French language gives them entry into a more cultivated, more intelligent world, more highly civilised too, with rules.-Bernard Pivot

 

You must strive to multiply bread so that it suffices for the tables of mankind, and not rather favor an artificial control of birth, which would be irrational, in order to diminish the number of guests at the banquet of life.-Pope Paul VI

 

Your baby only needs a lot of light at night if he's reading or he's entertaining guests.-Lawrence Kutner