65 Kitchen Table Quotes On Success In Life

These kitchen table quotes will inspire you. Kitchen table, a table in a kitchen, typically used for informal meals.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging kitchen table quotes, kitchen table sayings, and kitchen table proverbs.

Best Kitchen Table Quotes

  1. “Everybody is a story. When I was a child, people sat around kitchen tables and told their stories. We don’t do that so much anymore. Sitting around the table telling stories is not just a way of passing time. It is the way the wisdom gets passed along. The stuff that helps us to live a life worth remembering.” ~ Rachel Naomi Remen
  2. “I’m at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I’ve just had a mirror put over my kitchen table.” ~ Rodney Dangerfield
  3. “I hate homework. I hate it more now than I did when I was the one lugging textbooks and binders back and forth from school. The hour my children are seated at the kitchen table, their books spread out before them, the crumbs of their after-school snack littering the table, is without a doubt the worst hour of my day.” ~ Ayelet Waldman
  4. “Some of our most exquisite murders have been domestic, performed with tenderness in simple, homey places like the kitchen table.” ~ Alfred Hitchcock

  5. “The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.” ~ Rachel Naomi Remen
  6. “You know, you really can’t beat a household commodity – the ketchup bottle on the kitchen table.” ~ Adlai E. Stevenson
  7. “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
  8. “I lost my hair mixing a substance called white gunpowder on the kitchen table.” ~ Mark Oliphant

  9. “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
  10. “If you want to fight a war on drugs, sit down at your own kitchen table and talk to your own children.” ~ Barry McCaffrey
  11. “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
  12. “I was raised by a single psychologist mother and we spent every evening sitting at the kitchen table and dissecting our emotions and speculating about the inner life of everyone we knew.” ~ Annie Baker

  13. “I’d sit at my kitchen table and start scanning help-wanted ads on my laptop, but then a browser tab would blink and I’d get distracted and follow a link to a long magazine article about genetically modified wine grapes. Too long, actually, so I’d add it to my reading list. Then I’d follow another link to a book review. I’d add the review to my reading list, too, then download the first chapter of the book—third in a series about vampire police. Then, help-wanted ads forgotten, I’d retreat to the living room, put my laptop on my belly, and read all day. I had a lot of free time.” ~ Robin Sloan
  14. “Back in the 40s and early 50s, building simple electronic projects was a popular hobby of many people. Back then, you could buy, you know, a few parts and – with tubes and build something on your kitchen table, and it would actually work.” ~ Robert Moog
  15. “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
  16. “Most of us lead far more meaningful lives than we know. Often finding meaning is not about doing things differently; it is about seeing familiar things in new ways.” ~ Rachel Naomi Remen

  17. “If your kitchen table is like mine, you sit there at night before you put the kids to bed and you talk about what you need. You talk about how much you are worried about being able to pay the bills. Ladies and gentlemen, that is not a worry John McCain has to worry about. It’s a pretty hard experience. He’ll have to figure out which of the seven kitchen tables to sit at.” ~ Joe Biden
  18. “The reason I am still sitting at Josef’s kitchen table is the same reason traffic slows after a car wreck- you want to see the damage; you can’t let yourself pass without that mental snapshot. We are drawn to horror even as we recoil from it.” ~ Jodi Picoult
  19. “Like the Sweetness of Gardenias Mother, you died 15 years ago. pain, a rapier, cut until, finally, there was just peace like the sweetness of gardenias in the crystal vase on your yellow kitchen table. so fragrant. your voice lingers in my ear reminding, scolding, guiding a pleasant mantra of tenderness, magic words that move my palms, your palms. together we are molding, helping, creating. in the mirror I see your eyes, your beautiful brown circles looking back, so radiant. “don’t forget me,” you whispered the day you died. I won’t.” ~ Wallace Stevens
  20. “I’ve just always loved singing, and I come from a family that loves singing around the kitchen table.” ~ Jane Lynch

  21. “No, books. She would have maybe twenty going at a time, lying all over our house–on the kitchen table, by her bed, the bathroom, our car, her bags, a little stack at the edge of each stair. And she’d use anything she could find for a bookmark. My missing sock, an apple core, her reading glasses, another book, a fork.” ~ Kami Garcia
  22. “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
  23. “When we haven’t the time to listen to each other’s stories we seek out experts to tell us how to live. The less time we spend together at the kitchen table, the more how-to books appear in the stores and on our bookshelves. But reading such books is a very different thing than listening to someone’ s lived experience. Because we have stopped listening to each other we may even have forgotten how to listen, stopped learning how to recognize meaning and fill ourselves from the ordinary events of our lives. We have become solitary; readers and watchers rather than sharers and participants.” ~ Rachel Naomi Remen
  24. “Spinach and champagne. Going back to the kitchens at the old Waldorf. Dancing on the kitchen tables, wearing the chef’s headgear. Finally, a crash and being escorted out by the house detectives.” ~ Zelda Fitzgerald

  25. “But playing your music as loud as you want and coming home drunk aren’t real life. Real life, it turns out, is diapers and lawnmowers, decks that need painting, a wife that needs to be listened to, kids that need to be taught right from wrong, a checkbook, an oil change, a sunset behind a mountain, laughter at a kitchen table, too much wine, a chipped tooth, and a screaming child.” ~ Donald Miller
  26. “Like it or not – and often we don’t – power is a pervasive phenomenon. From midnight decisions in the Oval Office that risk the lives of young Americans to quarrels over the kitchen table, power is part of every human equation. Yes, it can be – and often is – abused, in business as in all arenas of endeavor. But it can also be used to do great good for great numbers. And as a career-building tool, the slow and steady (and subtle) amassing of power is the surest road to success.” ~ Tom Peters
  27. “What is a family without love? And by family I don’t just mean a packed kitchen table with a hoard of children around it. A family can be made up of any number of people. Me and my fiancee are our own little family, a family of two (and the dog!), and our love is at the heart of that.” ~ Pink
  28. “I learned early and at that kitchen table that there are ways of avoiding, without guilt, the commitments of love.” ~ P. D. James

  29. “How big are souls anyway?” asked Coraline. The other mother sat down at the kitchen table and leaned against the back wall, saying nothing. She picked at her teeth with a long crimson-varnished fingernail, then she tapped the finger, gently, tap-tap-tap against the polished black surface of her black button eyes.” ~ Neil Gaiman
  30. “Gogol remembers having to do the same thing when he was younger when his grandparents died…He remembers, back then, being bored by it, annoyed at having to observe a ritual no one else he knew followed, in honor of people he had seen only a few times in his life…Now, sitting together at the kitchen table at six-thirty every evening, his father’s chair empty, this meatless meal is the only thing that seems to make sense.” ~ Jhumpa Lahiri
  31. “A light was on in the kitchen. His mother sat at the kitchen table, as still as a statue. Her hands were clasped together, and she stared fixatedly at a small stain on the tablecloth. Gregor remembered seeing her that way so many nights after his dad had disappeared. He didn’t know what to say. He didn’t want to scare her or shock her or ever give her any more pain. So, he stepped into the light of the kitchen and said the one thing he knew she wanted to hear most in the world. “Hey, Mom. We’re home.” ~ Suzanne Collins
  32. “I kind of just put my boards together wherever I feel comfortable that day. It could be on the kitchen table, on the ground, on the couch, wherever.” ~ Ryan Sheckler

  33. “Although I admit, I desire, Occasionally, some backtalk From the mute sky, I can’t honestly complain: A certain minor light may still Lean incandescent Out of kitchen table or chair As if a celestial burning took Possession of the most obtuse objects now and then –” ~ Sylvia Plath
  34. “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
  35. “Scream at the mangled leather carcass lying at the foot of the stairs, and my parents would roar with laughter. “That’s what you get for leaving your wallet on the kitchen table.” ~ David Sedaris
  36. “All I can think of is the emaciated bodies of children on our kitchen table as my mother prescribes what the parent’s can’t give. More food.” ~ Suzanne Collins

  37. “And since we don’t just forget things because they don’t matter but also forget things because they matter too much because each of us remembers and forgets in a pattern whose labyrinthine windings are an identification mark no less distinctive than a fingerprintit’s no wonder that the shards of reality one person will cherish as a biography can seem to someone else who, say, happened to have eaten some ten thousand dinners at the very same kitchen table, to be a willful excursion into mythomania” ~ Philip Roth
  38. “All told, she owned fourteen books, but she saw her story as being made up predominantly of ten of them. Of those ten, six were stolen, one showed up at the kitchen table, two were made for her by a hidden Jew, and one was delivered by a soft, yellow-dressed afternoon.” ~ Markus Zusak
  39. “I started writing at the kitchen table after midnight. It took ten months to finish that first book; I sent it to a publisher and I got some kind of prize, so it was like a dream – I was surprised to find it happening.” ~ Haruki Murakami
  40. “So Henry,” Puck said as he kicked off his shoes and propped his smelly feet on the kitchen table. “I was wondering what you can tell me about puberty.” Henry turned pale and stammered. Sabrina wanted to crawl under the table and die.” ~ Michael Buckley

  41. “Listen to the women. Women say exactly what they want. Who has concrete plans – not macroeconomics but kitchen table economics. Who will change the situation for their families, and help restore the middle class. Women are also sick to death of having their bodies and their lives treated as a political football.” ~ Celinda Lake
  42. “Set the basketball on the kitchen table. Open a cupboard, get out a bottle of sesame seeds, and place a single seed beside the basketball. If you were to reduce the Earth to the size of a basketball, all the fresh surface water on the planet – all those rivers and lakes and ponds and streams – would fit inside that one tiny sesame seed. Add a second sesame seed; now you have all the usable underground water as well. Is fresh water a scarce resource?” ~ William Ashworth
  43. “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
  44. “There are times when wisdom cannot be found in the chambers of parliament or the halls of academia but at the unpretentious setting of the kitchen table.” ~ E. A. Bucchianeri

  45. “I really am just trying to tell stories. But stories are often grounded in larger events and themes. They don’t have to be – there’s a big literature of trailer-park, kitchen-table fiction that’s just about goings-on in the lives of ordinary people – but my own tastes run toward stories that in addition to being good stories are set against a backdrop that is interesting to read and learn about.” ~ Neal Stephenson
  46. “Most successful businesses in the country were started on a kitchen table. As long as people have needs unmet or problems unsolved, there are business opportunities.” ~ Brian Tracy
  47. “The people I’m honored to represent in Missouri and all over the country want leaders to address their kitchen table everyday problems.” ~ Dick Gephardt
  48. “Learn to ignore everything anyone (including myself) has ever told you about wine protocol. Sometimes win drinking, like spontaneous sex on the kitchen table, is far more satisfying when you toss out all the rules.” ~ Bob Blumer

  49. “Food became the antidote for feelings of guilt, sadness, and anger. … Food is a resolution to controversy; food is rescue. We ate and talked and cried and laughed in the kitchen and ate again. This was about more than just food. It was about our mom making connections the best she could and in the way she knew best across the kitchen table, across time and across sadness.” ~ Rose Quello
  50. “I’ve written in every imaginable location; a repurposed closet, the kitchen table, the bleachers while my kids had basketball practice, the front seat of the car when they were at soccer. In airports. On trains. In the break room when I was supposed to be wolfing down dinner. In the back of classrooms when I was supposed to be paying attention.” ~ Laurie Halse Anderson
  51. “What happens at the average church or synagogue or mosque is that I don’t know many priests or ministers or rabbis who say to their congregation, ‘go home and talk about the religion at the kitchen table with your kids…talk about God, talk about what this is all about.’ They say in general, come back on the weekend, we’ll talk to you about it.” ~ Norman Lear
  52. “When people come up to me and say, “I was at your Game 7 in the playoffs in Toronto,” or, “I saw your first goal in the NHL,” that triggers memories. But I don’t sit around my kitchen table and tell my kids, “You know, one year I got 92 goals.”” ~ Wayne Gretzky

  53. “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
  54. “Writing relies on very few things, my friend. All you need to write is your brain, a way to convey the story into existence (pen, computer, whatever), and a place in which to do it (office, kitchen table, lunar brothel).” ~ Chuck Wendig
  55. “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
  56. “We need to address the economic issues around the kitchen table, and if people want a more high-minded politics and want to move our country forward, go on to martinomalley.com and help my campaign move our country moves.” ~ Hillary Clinton

  57. “When I’m writing in my bedroom, in a bar, at my kitchen table or wherever, I’m conjuring it all up on the page. That’s all well and good, but it is going to be a limited perspective at that point and time. Occasionally, what I write might read really well initially, but then you change your mind while hunting for locations when you discover settings which offer even better opportunities for drama or dramatic staging.” ~ Quentin Tarantino
  58. “My father had a phase of having jukeboxes all over the house. He was a music lover but he was also into musical machinery. Not instruments, he was never interested in playing particularly but there would be these odd objects, like valve amplifiers being dismantled on the kitchen table. My mum wasn’t massively keen on that, but it was part of the environment.” ~ Squarepusher
  59. “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
  60. “I remember writing ‘The One I Can’t Have’ at the kitchen table. I was looking at a picture of Truman Capote with Marilyn Monroe and that’s where I started. It doesn’t make any sense because he was gay, but it was just the idea of the short guy and the beautiful blonde out of his league. That’s where I started, but very quickly it became about me.” ~ Teddy Thompson
  61. “I had the halfway house. I can’t tell how many nights I spent around my kitchen table, soothing broken hearts.” ~ Kirstie Alley

  62. “When television families aren’t gathered around the kitchen table exchanging wisecracks, they are experiencing brief but moving dilemmas, which are handily solved by the youngest child or by some cute extraterrestrial houseguest. Emerging from Family Ties or My Two Dads, we are forced to acknowledge that our own families are made up of slow-witted, emotionally crippled people who would be lucky to qualify for seats in the studio audience of JEOPARDY!” ~ Barbara Ehrenreich
  63. “Some mornings… I sit at the kitchen table shaking salt into the hairs on my arm, and a feeling shoves up in me: it’s finished. Everything went past without me.” ~ Jennifer Egan
  64. “He pulled my coat off my shoulders, looked at it with distaste, hung it on the back of one of the chairs pushed in under the kitchen table. “You are beautiful”. No one had ever looked me in the eyes and said that. Eric to Sookie, Page 208.” ~ Charlaine Harris
  65. “They found me at the kitchen table. Derek said, “There’s something we need to tell you,” and from the look on Andrew’s face, I think he expected Derek to say he’d gotten me pregnant.” ~ Kelley Armstrong

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