Beer is not a good cocktail-party drink, especially in a home where you don't know where the bathroom is.— Billy Carter
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Cocktail party: A gathering held to enable forty people to talk about themselves at the same time. The man who remains after the liquor is gone is the host.
Soup is cuisine's kindest course. It breathes reassurance; it steams consolation; after a weary day it promotes sociability, as the five o'clock cup of tea or the cocktail hour.
I always knew I was going to be successful in some way with films.
I don't know why. I had no particular talent, but I always knew I was going to be sitting in a dining room with Lucille Ball and at a cocktail party with Bette Davis.
Criminal justice, as it pertains to the Goldmans and Morgan Stanleys of the world, is not adversarial combat, with cops and crooks duking it out in interrogation rooms and courthouses. Instead, it's a cocktail party between friends and colleagues who from month to month and year to year are constantly switching sides and trading hats.
I, a woman, find wearing high heels agreeable only on the very rare occasion that (1) I will be ferried between destinations upon a palanquin or (2) I am going to a cocktail party and, at five feet two, don't want to spend the evening discussing the latest movies with somebody's nipples.
Lobbying' is the activity of attempting to influence legislation by privately influencing the legislators. It is the result and creation of a mixed economy-of government by pressure groups. Its methods range from mere social courtesies and cocktail-party or luncheon "friendships" to favors, threats, bribes, blackmail.
Of course I don't want to go to a cocktail party.
..If I wanted to stand around with a load of people I don't know eating bits of cold toast I can get caught shoplifting and go to Holloway [women's prison].
Memorial services are the cocktail parties of the geriatric set.
The truth is I hate cocktail parties when the only person I know is my supposed date, and he abandons me the minute we come in the door.
Our profession is very much like going to a cocktail party, you check out the guest list.
A holiday cocktail party is where some stranger will learn more about you in an hour than your spouse has learned in a lifetime.
We had cocktail parties and I'd stay up until 5 in the morning.
The cocktail party is easily the worst invention since castor oil
We don't learn to love each other well in the easy moments.
Anyone is good company at a cocktail party. But love is born when we misunderstand one another and make it right, when we cry in the kitchen, when we show up uninvited with magazines and granola bars, in an effort to say, I love you.
Life's just a cocktail party - on the street.
I misremember who first was cruel enough to nurture the cocktail party into life. But perhaps it would be not too much to say, in fact it would be not enough to say, that it was not worth the trouble.
We have embarked upon the world's largest and longest cocktail party, and every issue imaginable is up for grabs.
Whether it's an orgy or a cocktail party, I know how to do it.
Hear no evil, speak no evil, and you won't be invited to cocktail parties.
It will do you no harm to find yourself ridiculous.
Resign yourself to be the fool you are... ...We must always take risks. That is our destiny.
If someone has Ebola at a cocktail party they're contagious and you can catch it from them.
I don't run with anybody's herd. I don't like crowds. I don't like going to fancy places. I don't like the whole nightclub scene. Cocktail parties drive me mad. So I do my job and I stay away from the rest of it.
I am not someone who likes cocktail parties or large dinner parties, but I have to attend them often. I much prefer very small dinners with close friends.
I don’t want to do a cocktail party. I’d rather people left my shows and vomited.
The cocktail party is probably America's greatest contribution to the world of entertaining.
Large cocktail parties are an infamous technique for ridding yourself of social obligations to people you usually don't know well or like much, which is such an unpromising beginning that I've rarely known one that recovered and turned into a great party.
There follows a little obscenity here, a dash of philosophy there, considerable whining overall, and a modern satirical novel is born.
The writer has a grudge against society, which he documents with accounts of unsatisfying sex, unrealized ambition, unmitigated loneliness, and a sense of local and global distress.
What had I expected of the first child? Everything.
Rocket scientist. Neurosurgeon. Designated hitter. We talked wisely at cocktail parties about the sad mistake our mothers had made in pinning all their hopes and dreams on us. We were full of it.
Finally ... You have accomplished your mission in going there tonight - you were 'seen,' and you furnished your host and hostess with the sincerest proof of your great love and friendship for them - you endured their cocktail party.
To get fifty people to a cocktail party in New York, you ask one hundred.
In Hollywood, you invite twenty.
In England especially, I've found that if you bring up King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson at a dinner party or a social gathering, it's like throwing a Molotov cocktail into the room.
A cocktail party is what you call it when you invite everyone you know to come over to your house at six p.m., put cigarettes out on your rug, and leave at eight to go somewhere more interesting for dinner without inviting you.
I'm suspicious that what's behind the academic call for doing away with athletic scholarships is a nostalgia for the good old days, which leaves out everyone but white Anglo-Saxon Protestants, ... world's biggest cocktail party.