65 Supper Quotes On Success In Life

These supper quotes will inspire you. Supper an evening meal, typically a light or informal one.

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

Best Supper Quotes

  1. “Rations were scarcely issued, and the men about preparing supper, when rumors that the enemy had been encountered that day near Gettysburg absorbed every other interest, and very soon orders came to march forthwith to Gettysburg.” ~ Joshua
  2. “Hunger makes dinners, pastime suppers.” ~ George Herbert
  3. “What could smell better than supper being cooked by someone else?” ~ Sue Grafton
  4. “When asked what was the proper time for supper: If you are a rich man, whenever you please; and if you are a poor man, whenever you can.” ~ Diogenes
  5. “Adventures make one late for supper.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

  6. “Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.” ~ Francis Bacon
  7. “It is an unpleasant thing to go to bed without supper, it is a still less pleasant thing not to sup and not to know where one is to sleep.” ~ Victor Hugo
  8. “I always say people can call me anything they want as long as they don’t call me late for supper.” ~ Robert De Niro
  9. “Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.” ~ Baron de Montesquieu
  10. “You can’t have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for dinner.” ~ Larry Flynt

  11. “Exciting literature after supper is not the best digestive.” ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  12. “Like hungry guests, a sitting audience looks / Plays are like suppers; poets are the cooks / The founder’s you; the table is this place / The carvers we; the prologue is the grace / Each act a course, each scene, a different dish.” ~ George Farquhar
  13. “You could be going to have supper with someone who happens to be male, and all of a sudden he is your boyfriend of nine months… and I am cheating on my existing boyfriend.” ~ Caprice Bourret
  14. “To have some deep feeling about Buddhism is not the point; we just do what we should do, like eating supper and going to bed. This is Buddhism.” ~ Shunryu Suzuki

  15. “The Holy Supper is kept, indeed,
    In whatso we share with anothers need;
    Not what we give, but what we share,
    For the gift without the giver is bare;
    Who gives himself with his alms feeds three,
    Himself, his hungering neighbor, and me.” ~ James Russell Lowell , Holy supper quotes
  16. “Much of my reading time over the last decade and a half has been spent reading aloud to my children. Those children’s bedtime rituals of supper, bath, stories, and sleep have been a staple of my life and some of the best, most special times I can remember.” ~ Louise Brown
  17. “You sang in church, you know, and you didn’t act at all. You tried not to act, you tried to tell the truth. The idea of being a troubadour on the road singing for your supper was very disturbing to him.” ~ James Earl Jones
  18. “One night some short weeks ago, for the first time in her not always happy life, Marilyn Monroe’s soul sat down alone to a quiet supper from which it did not rise.” ~ Clifford Odets
  19. “The hand that controls the supper dish rules the world!” ~ Charles M. Schulz

  20. “My father went to work by train every day. It was half an hour’s journey each way, and he would read a paperback in four journeys. After supper, we all sat down to read – it was long before TV, remember!” ~ Maeve Binchy
  21. “The ‘means of grace’ are such as Bible reading, private prayer, and regularly worshiping God in Church, wherein one hears the Word taught and participates in the Lord’s Supper.” ~ J. C. Ryle
  22. “Every day before supper and before we went to services on Sundays. My grandmother would read the Bible to me, and my grandfather would pray. We even had devotions before going to pick cotton in the fields. Prayer and the Bible, became a part of my everyday thoughts and beliefs. I learned to put my trust in God and to seek Him as my strength.” ~ Rosa Parks , Sunday supper quotes
  23. “He who sups with the devil had better have a long spoon. The devilry of modernity has its own magic: The [believer] who sups with it will find his spoon getting shorter and shorter–until that last supper in which he is left alone at the table, with no spoon at all and with an empty plate. The devil, one may guess, will by then have gone away to more interesting company.” ~ Peter L. Berger
  24. “What did Jesus say to the headwaiter at the Last Supper? ‘Separate checks, please.'” ~ Edward Abbey

  25. “One can perfectly well philosophize while cooking supper.” ~ Juana Inés de la Cruz
  26. “There’s a group in California that wants to make suicide a capital offense punishable by death. That’s like punishing someone for being on a hunger strike by sending them to bed with no supper.” ~ Bill Engvall
  27. “I’m not going to ruin my movie because of some stupid ruling that it has to be ninety minutes long. That’s just like adding three more plates to the last supper, or an extra wing to the Pentagon.” ~ Charles Willeford
  28. “It is no more necessary that a man should remember the different dinners and suppers which have made him healthy, than the different books which have made him wise. Let us see the results of good food in a strong body, and the results of great reading in a full and powerful mind.” ~ Sydney Smith
  29. “Traveling is all very well if you can get home at night. I would be willing to go around the world if I came back in time to light the candles and set the table for supper.” ~ Gladys Taber

  30. “Jesus is apt to come, into the very midst of life at its most real and inescapable moments. Not in a blaze of unearthly light, not in the midst of a sermon, not in the throes of some kind of religious daydream, but…at supper time, or walking along a road…He never approached from on high, but always in the midst, in the midst of people, in the midst of real life and the questions that real life asks.” ~ Frederick Buechner
  31. “Simon Peter, who embarrassed the other disciples at the Last Supper by asking for seconds. Never got a dinner!” ~ Red Buttons
  32. “The purpose of the Lord’s Supper is to receive from Christ the nourishment and strength and hope and joy that come from feasting our souls on all that He purchased for us on the cross, especially His own fellowship.” ~ John Piper
  33. “Only a pint at breakfast-time, and a pint and a half at eleven o’clock, and a quart or so at dinner. And then no more till the afternoon; and half a gallon at supper-time. No one can object to that.” ~ R.D. Blackmore
  34. “Many a profound genius, I suppose, who fills the world with fame of his exploding renowned errors, is yet every day posed and baffled by trivial questions at his own supper table.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  35. “See with what entire freedom the whaleman takes his handful of lamps-often but old bottles and vials, though. … He burns, too, the purest of oil. … It is sweet as early grass butter in April. He goes and hunts for his oil, so as to be sure of its freshness and genuineness, even as the traveler on the prairie hunts up his own supper of game.” ~ Herman Melville
  36. “Blessed be Thou, my Lord Jesus Christ, who didst foretell Thy death before the time, and in the Last Supper didst wonderfully consecrate Thy precious Body of material bread, and also charitably gave it to Thy Apostles, in memory of Thy most worthy Passion” ~ Brigit of Kildare
  37. “I am convinced that a light supper, a good night’s sleep, and a fine morning, have sometimes made a hero of the same man, who, by an indigestion, a restless night, and rainy morning, would have proved a coward.” ~ Lord Chesterfield

  38. “In any case, fire burns; that’s its nature, and you can’t expect to change that. You can use it to cook your meat or to burn down your neighbor’s house. And is the fire you use for cooking any different from the one you use for burning? And does that mean you should eat your supper raw?” Maddy shook her head, still puzzled. “So what you’re saying is . . . I shouldn’t play with fire,” she said at last. Of course you should,” said One-Eye gently. “But don’t be surprised if the fire plays back.” ~ Joanne Harris
  39. “The reality of living by faith as though we were already dead, of living by faith in open communion with God, and then stepping back into the external world as though we are already raised from the dead, this is not once for all, it is a matter of moment-by-moment faith, and living moment by moment. This morning’s faith will never do for this noon. The faith of this noon will never do for suppertime . The faith of suppertime will never do for the next morning. Thank God for the reality for which we were created, a moment-by-moment communication with God himself.” ~ Francis Schaeffer
  40. “Maybe we weren’t at the Last Supper, but we’re certainly going to be at the next one.” ~ Bella Abzug

  41. “All she heard next of the strange conversation behind the sofa was Mrs. Pendragon saying something about sending Twinkle (or was his name Howl?) to bed without supper and Twinkle daring her to ‘jutht TRY it.” ~ Diana Wynne Jones
  42. “I have seem even those who have long since abjured God die in grace. . . . Atheists don’t use their drying to bargain for a better seat at the table; indeed they may not even believe supper is being served. They are not storing up ‘merit.’; They just smile because their heart is ripe. They are kind for no particular reason; they just love.” ~ Stephen Levine
  43. “But if you didn’t have more urgent things to do after supper [in boot camp], you could write a letter, loaf, gossip, discuss the myriad mental shortcomings of sergeants and, dearest of all, talk about the female of the species (we became convinced that there was no such creatures, just mythology created by inflamed imaginations – one boy in our company claimed to have seen a girl, over at regimental headquarters; he was unanimously judged a liar and a braggart).” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
  44. “For John was running, and this was terrible. Because if you ran, time ran. You yelled and screamed and raced and rolled and tumbled and all of a sudden the sun was gone and the whistle was blowing and you were on your long way home to supper. When you weren’t looking, the sun got around behind you! The only way to keep things slow was to watch everything and do nothing! You could stretch a day to three days, sure, just by watching!” ~ Ray Bradbury
  45. “Majority rule only works if you’re also considering individual rights. Because you can’t have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.” ~ Larry Flynt

  46. “I think oysters are more beautiful than any religion,’ he resumed presently. ‘They not only forgive our unkindness to them; they justify it, they incite us to go on being perfectly horrid to them. Once they arrive at the supper-table they seem to enter thoroughly into the spirit of the thing. There’s nothing in Christianity or Buddhism that quite matches the sympathetic unselfishness of an oyster.” ~ Hector Hugh Munro
  47. “Oh that’s lovely,” said Bunny. “Olive, you’ve got a date.” “Why would you say something so foolish?” Olive asked, really annoyed. “We’re two lonely people having supper.” “Exactly,” said Bunny. “That’s a date.” ~ Elizabeth Strout
  48. “The philosopher Diogenes was eating bread and lentils for supper. He was seen by the philosopher Aristippus, who lived comfortably by flattering the king. Said Aristippus, “If you would learn to be subservient to the king you would not have to live on lentils.” Said Diogenes, “Learn to live on lentils and you will not have to be subservient to the king.” ~ Anthony de Mello
  49. “The worst of sleeping out of doors is that you wake up so dreadfully early. And when you wake up you have to get up because the ground is so hard you are uncomfortable. And it makes matters worse if there is nothing but apples for breakfast and you have had nothing but apples for supper the night before.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  50. “The river was mild and leisurely, going away from the people who ate shadows for breakfast and steam for lunch and vapors for supper.” ~ Ray Bradbury

  51. “Wherever they’s a fight so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there. Wherever they’s a cop beatin’ up a guy, I’ll be there. If Casy knowed, why, I’ll be in the way guys yell when they’re mad an’—I’ll be in the way kids laugh when they’re hungry n’ they know supper’s ready. An’ when our folks eat the stuff they raise an’ live in the houses they build—why, I’ll be there.” ~ John Steinbeck
  52. “And [he] sailed back over a year and in and out of weeks and through a day and into the night of his very own room where he found his supper waiting for him and it was still hot” ~ Maurice Sendak
  53. “If the sky falls they shall have clouds for supper.” ~ Charles Simic
  54. “Paper Matches My aunts washed dishes while the uncles squirted each other on the lawn with garden hoses. Why are we in here, I said, and they are out there? That’s the way it is, said Aunt Hetty, the shriveled-up one. I have the rages that small animals have, being small, being animal. Written on me was a message, “At Your Service,” like a book of paper matches. One by one we were taken out and struck. We come bearing supper, our heads on fire.” ~ Paulette Jiles
  55. “What I did to celebrate was I went home to my 535-square-foot apartment by myself and ate supper by myself. That was how I celebrated getting a record deal.” ~ Josh Turner

  56. “I’ll bet I’m as old as you are.” “I’m older than Sanskrit.” “Well, I was waitress at the Last Supper.” “I’m so old I remember when McDonald’s had only sold a hundred burgers.” “You win.” ~ Tom Robbins
  57. “The Last Supper is supposed to be thirteen men. Who is this woman? “Everyone misses it, our preconceived notions of this scene are so powerful that our mind blocks out the incongruity and overrides our eyes.” ~ Dan Brown
  58. “Aragorn: Gentlemen! We do not stop ’til nightfall. Pippin: But what about breakfast? Aragorn: You’ve already had it. Pippin: We’ve had one, yes. But what about second breakfast? [Aragorn stares at him, then walks off.] Merry: Don’t think he knows about second breakfast, Pip. Pippin: What about elevensies? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper? He knows about them, doesn’t he? Merry: I wouldn’t count on it Pip.” ~ Peter Jackson
  59. “A cold supper, were you thinking? I asked dubiously. I was not, he said firmly, I mean to light a roaring fire in the kitchen hearth, fry up a dozen eggs in butter, and eat them all, then lay ye down on the hearth rug and roger ye ’till you – is that all right? he inquired, noticing my look. ‘Til I what? I asked fascinated by his description of the evening’s program. ‘Til ye burst into flame and take me with ye, I suppose, he said, and stooping, swooped me up into his arms and carried me across the darkened threshold.” ~ Diana Gabaldon
  60. “I said, names aren’t important,” he repeated. There was a silence between them for some seconds, then the Ranger said: “Do you know what is important?” Will shook his head. “Supper is important!” ~ John Flanagan

  61. “I have terrible nightmares, you know. Every night when I come home from a long day’s dying, I take off my skin and lay it nicely on my armoire. I take off my bones and hang them up on the hatstand. I set my scythe to washing on the old stove. I eat a nice supper of mouse-and-myrrh soup. Some nights I drink off a nice red wine. White does not agree with me. I lay myself down on a bed of lilies and still, I cannot sleep.” ~ Catherynne M. Valente
  62. “I made cranberry sauce, and when it was done put it into a dark blue bowl for the beautiful contrast. I was thinking, doing this, about the old ways of gratitude: Indians thanking the deer they’d slain, grace before supper, kneeling before bed. I was thinking that gratitude is too much absent in our lives now, and we need it back, even if it only takes the form of acknowledging the blue of a bowl against the red of cranberries.” ~ Elizabeth Berg
  63. “It’s to the Capitol’s advantage to have us divided among ourselves. Another tool to cause misery in our district. A way to plant hatred between the starving workers [of the Seam] and those who can generally count on supper and thereby ensure we will never trust one another.” ~ Suzanne Collins

  64. “The goblins of the city may hold committees to divide a single potato, but the strong and the cruel still sit on the hill, and drink vodka, and wear black furs, and slurp borscht by the pail, like blood. Children may wear through their socks marching in righteous parades, but Papa never misses his wine with supper. Therefore, it is better to be strong and cruel than to be fair. At least, one eats better that way. And morality is more dependent on the state of one’s stomach than of one’s nation.” ~ Catherynne M. Valente
  65. “The bread and the pastry, the cheeses and wine, and the sugar go into the Supper of the lamb because we do. It is our love that brings the city home. It is I grant you, an incautious and extravagant hope. But only outlandish hopes can make themselves at home.” ~ Robert Farrar Capon

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