There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women. (Keynote speech at Celebrating Inspiration luncheon with the WNBA's All-Decade Team, 2006)
— Madeleine Albright

On occasions, after drinking a pint of beer at luncheon, there would be a flow into my mind with sudden and unaccountable emotion, sometimes a line or two of verse, sometimes a whole stanza, accompanied, not preceded by a vague notion of the poem which they were destined to form a part of.... I say bubble up because, so far as I could make out, the source of the suggestions thus proffered to the brain was the pit of the stomach.
A.E. Housman luncheon quote

If a theology student in lowa should get up at a PTA luncheon in Sioux City and attack the President's military policy, my guess is that you would probably find it reported somewhere the next morning in the New York Times. But when 300 Congressmen endorse the President's policy, the next morning it is apparently not considered news fit to print.
— Spiro T. Agnew

The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You're there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing. Everything is useful to a writer, you see - every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties.
— Graham Greene

It is better for me to serve a charity as an actor or a voice, rather than at a luncheon being just a celebrity.
— luncheon quotation by Ben Kingsley