163 Table Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Table Quotes (Best in 2024)

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The pleasures of the table belong to all times and ages, to every country and every day; they go hand in hand with all our other pleasures, outlast them, and remain to console us for their loss. — Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

There are beds and tables in the world - plenty of them, are there not? But there are only two ideas or forms of them - one the idea of a bed, the other of a table. — Socrates

One must be able to say at all times--instead of points, straight lines, and planes--tables, chairs, and beer mugs — David Hilbert

Nothing is more pleasant than to see a pretty woman, her napkin well placed under her arms, one of her hands on the table, while the other carries to her mouth, the choice piece so elegantly carved. — Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

If the table moves, move with it. — Sakaue

To eat at another's table is your ambition's height. [Lat., Bona summa putes, aliena vivere quadra.] — Juvenal

A restaurant is a fantasy-a kind of living fantasy in which diners are the most important members of the cast. — Warner LeRoy

If you don't have a seat at the table, you're probably on the menu. — Elizabeth Warren

Afternoon tea should be provided, fresh supplies, with thin bread-and-butter, fancy pastries, cakes, etc., being brought in as other guests arrive. — Isabella Beeton

Enrich your soul in the great goodness of God: The Father is your table, the Son is your food, and the Holy Spirit waits on you and then makes His dwelling in you. — St. Catherine of Siena

Short Table Quotes

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  • A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Tables turn, bridges burn, you live and learn. — Drake
  • You've got to learn to leave the table When love's no longer being served". — Nina Simone
  • You can use an eraser on the drafting table or a sledge hammer on the construction site. — Frank Lloyd Wright
  • All great change in America begins at the dinner table. — Ronald Reagan
  • Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry. — Pope Francis
  • I'm very superstitious... I never shout at magpies, walk under ladders or put my shoes on the table. — Norman Cook
  • April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, holiday tables under the trees. — E. Y. Harburg
  • April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, holiday tables under the trees. — Yip Harburg
  • You cannot beat a roulette table unless you steal money from it. — Albert Einstein

Top 10 Table Quotes

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A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Tables turn, bridges burn, you live and learn. — Drake

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You've got to learn to leave the table When love's no longer being served". — Nina Simone

I work hard. I focus on myself and putting food on my dinner table before anything else. I don't worry about other artists. Worrying about the next person in a negative way is the wrong way to be. — Meek Mill

When your opponent's sittin' there holdin' all the aces, there's only one thing to do: kick over the table. — Dean Martin

You can use an eraser on the drafting table or a sledge hammer on the construction site. — Frank Lloyd Wright

Let books be your dining table, / And you shall be full of delights. / Let them be your mattress,/And you shall sleep restful nights — Ephrem the Syrian

What becomes a crime deserving capital punishment when the tables are turned is a matter of small moment when the negro woman is the accusing party. — Ida B. Wells

In language gender is particularly confusing. Why, please, should a table be male in German, female in French, and castrated in English? — Marlene Dietrich

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. — Stephen King

Table Image Quotes

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Table quote by Nina Simone

You've got to learn to leave the table When love's no longer being served". — Nina Simone

Table quote by Albert Einstein

You cannot beat a roulette table unless you steal money from it. — Albert Einstein

Table quote If you are more fortunate than others, it is better to build
If you are more fortunate than others, it is better to build a longer table than a taller fence.
Table quote by Emma Goldman

I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. — Emma Goldman

Table quote by John of Capistrano

Those who are called to the table of the Lord must glow with the brightness. — John of Capistrano

Table quote If you don't like how the table is set, turn over the table.
If you don't like how the table is set, turn over the table.

Pool Table Quotes

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I want to get up in the morning and just roll over in my bed into an indoor swimming pool. And then swim to the breakfast table. — Jimi Hendrix

All you need is a pool table, beer, an electric jukebox and good conversation. The day a girl beats me in a game of Beirut [a kind of beer pong] is a good sign! — Chace Crawford

Even on a personal note, my dressing table downstairs is crowded with things, like a mini landscape. It's a city with buildings and towers and roads. There's a pool and a little park. When I move something around it becomes a different tableau. — Tony Curtis

But I believe that there are marriages where you can have your pool table and she can have her scrapbooking room or garden or whatever it is. But when everyone has what they want, it's not funny. There's no conflict. — Brad Garrett

I took the volume to a table, opened its soft, ivory pages... and fell into it as into a pool during dry season. — Janet Fitch

Breaks like a ball falling off a pool table. — Leo Durocher

If you look hard enough, you can find race issues and racism in everything. I know people who say, 'See, I don't play pool 'cuz that's where the white ball chase the black ball off the table. So I prefer bowling, where the big black ball knock down the white pins with the red necks.' — Chi McBride

Organisms are not billiard balls, propelled by simple and measurable external forces to predictable new positions on life's pool table. Sufficiently complex systems have greater richness. Organisms have a history that constrains their future in myriad, subtle ways. — Stephen Jay Gould

Dinner Table Quotes

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Faith is something we never discuss at the dinner table in my family, but I do believe in God. — Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Growing up, around the dinner table my father and I didn't talk sports. We talked business. — Jared Kushner

The dinner table is the center for the teaching and practicing not just of table manners but of conversation, consideration, tolerance, family feeling, and just about all the other accomplishments of polite society except the minuet. — Judith Martin

Two of the central ingredients to our family are food and faith, so sitting down together and thanking God for the food He's provided means everything to us. Prayer is a natural part of our lives - not only around the dinner table but all day long. — Phil Robertson

Art means nothing if it simply decorates the dinner table of power which holds it hostage. — Adrienne Rich

Every lesson I learned as a kid was at the dinner table. Being Greek, Sicilian and Ruthenian - we are an emotional bunch. It is where we laughed, cried and yelled - but most importantly, where we bonded and connected. — Michael Symon

Whether it’s in the office or around the family dinner table, don’t avoid honest, clear conflict. It will get you the best car price, the higher salary, and the largest donation. It will also save your marriage, your friendship, and your family. — Chris Voss

Humanism is the philosophy that you should be a good guest at the dinner table of life. — A.C. Grayling

If you put Buddha, Jesus Christ, Socrates, Shakespeare, Arjuna, Krishna at a dinner table together, I can't see them having an argument. — Hugh Jackman

Compassion is the foundation of everything positive, everything good. If you carry the power of compassion to the marketplace and the dinner table, you can make your life really count. — Rue McClanahan

Bring To The Table Quotes

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It's time for the bully pulpit of the White House to bring the gangstas in, put them around the table and let them know that if they don't come up with loan modifications and keep people in their homes that they've worked so hard for, we're gonna tax them out of business. — Maxine Waters

How many men ever went to a barbecue and would let one man take off the table what's intended for 9/10th of the people to eat? The only way you'll ever be able to feed the balance of the people is to make that man come back and bring back some of that grub that he ain't got no business with! — Huey Long

For businesses, biomimicry is about bringing a new discipline - biology - to the design table. It's not to write an environmental impact statement, as most biologists in business do right now. — Janine Benyus

Our passions do not live apart in locked chambers but dress in their small wardrobe of notions, bring their provisions to a common table and mess together, feeding out of the common store according to their appetite. — George Eliot

I believe that food is one way to make people happy. I also believe that food can unite people from all walks of life and cultures. When we sit together and eat, we promote better understanding and harmony.Food brings love, peace and compassion to the table. — Chef Wan

In 'The General Strike,' we celebrate those who bring a new vision for the world to the table. People who stand for workers rights, human rights, a just representative political system, and a new mode of doing business where sustainability is the norm not the exception. — Justin Sane

Let us bring something new to the table. Let us use our pain always to remember the others, bring them into the conversation, and get beyond the stereotypes and prejudices that create injustice all over the world. — Karen Armstrong

In God we trust, everybody else bring data to the table. — R.K. Narayan

As an actor you have to bring to the table your creative input. But when a director like Ridley Scott says I want you to do this this way, you know when he gets to the editing room he has a reason for it. Its like watching a masterpiece. — Cuba Gooding, Jr.

I think a good director casts a film so that the actors bring a lot to the table. — Debbie Allen

Kitchen Table Quotes

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America’s drug problem is not going to be solved in courtrooms or legislative hearing rooms by judges and politicians. It will be solved in living rooms and dining rooms and across kitchen tables – by parents and families. — Joseph A. Califano, Jr.

I train my chefs completely different to anyone else. My young girls and guys, when they come to the kitchen, the first thing they get is a blindfold. They get blindfolded and they get sat down at the chef's table... Unless they can identify what they're tasting, they don't get to cook it. — Gordon Ramsay

I lost my hair mixing a substance called white gunpowder on the kitchen table. — Mark Oliphant

Perhaps the world will end at the kitchen table, while we are laughing and crying, eating of the last sweet bite. — Joy Harjo

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

You know, you really can't beat a household commodity - the ketchup bottle on the kitchen table. — Adlai E. Stevenson

A loving silence often has more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words. — Rachel Naomi Remen

Their kitchen is their shrine, the cook their priest, the table their altar, and their belly their god. — Charles Buck

The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. — Rachel Naomi Remen

Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention — Rachel Naomi Remen

Seat At The Table Quotes

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Sometimes I think that idlers seem to be a special class for whom nothing can be planned, plead as one will with them - their only contribution to the human family is to warm a seat at the common table. — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Don't just get involved. Fight for your seat at the table. Better yet, fight for a seat at the head of the table. — Barack Obama

Also, there are seats in the diner that always fall off the table. If you have a scene where you're packing up at the end of the day and putting them on the table, they just slide off. — Dannii Minogue

Never take more than your share - whether of the road in driving your car, of chairs on a boat or seats on a train, or food at the table. — Emily Post

I just feel so much joy and gratitude that people have connected to it in this way. The biggest reward that I could ever get is seeing women, especially black women, talk about what this album ['A Seat at the Table'] has done, the solace it has given them. — Solange Knowles

Teenagers have a legitimate voice. We deserve to have a seat at the table and a place in the conversation. We're not exempt from politics and social movements; we're affected by them. — Rowan Blanchard

I am thrilled and honored to have a seat at the table for meaningful conversation with so many accomplished women in the sports world. — Laila Ali

The album ['A Seat at the Table'] really feels like storytelling for us all and our family and our lineage. — Solange Knowles

The beauty of our democracy lies in the American value of equality: if you vote, you have a seat at the table. If you speak, you have a chance to persuade others. A billionaire and a minimum wage earner have the same power at the ballot box. — Christine Pelosi

Under President Barack Obama, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has been invited into the White House and given a seat at the table. Hispanics are serving in unprecedented numbers at the highest levels of this administration, including in the Cabinet. — Charlie Gonzalez

Dining Table Quotes

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A dining room table with children's eager hungry faces around it, ceases to be a mere dining room table, and becomes an altar. — Sayings

You might be a redneck if...Your only condiment on the dining room table is the economy size bottle of ketchup. — Jeff Foxworthy

I was very happy sitting alone at a dining room table, writing a script. — Conrad Hall

I find myself wanting to make music at the dining room table or in the bedroom - I'm kind of a mobile writer, so I sort of move around the house. But the attic is definitely where I can make the most noise. While everyone on the lower floors screams 'Earthquake!' But no! It's just my bass! — Meshell Ndegeocello

People buy very badly made furniture and fabric. Instead, buy a beautiful dining table, well-made upholstery. It's almost like dressing for success. — Michael S. Smith

Roast Beef, Medium, is not only a food. It is a philosophy. ... Roast Beef, Medium, is safe, and sane, and sure. — Edna Ferber

Who depends upon another man's table often dines late. — John Ray

In general, I think, human beings are happiest at table when they are very young, very much in love or very alone. — M. F. K. Fisher

The dining room in my old house was truly magnificent, but by far the worst room for conversation. I'd get up from the table, a very long table, and somebody would always say, Paul, I never got to talk to you. — Paul Lynde

Think beyond the vase! If you have a vase of flowers on a dining table for a quick dinner party, think about scattering flower petals, leaves, or even fruit along the tabletop. — Clinton Smith

Periodic Table Quotes

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A society's competitive advantage will come not from how well its schools teach the multiplication and periodic tables, but from how well they stimulate imagination and creativity. — Albert Einstein

About seven years later I was given a book about the periodic table of the elements. For the first time I saw the elegance of scientific theory and its predictive power. — Sidney Altman

Conquering matter is to understand it, and understanding matter is necessary to understanding the universe and ourselves: and that therefore Mendeleev's Periodic Table, which just during those weeks we were learning to unravel, was poetry. — Primo Levi

Vince Russo destroyed the Periodic Table as he only recognises the element of surprise. — Jim Cornette

Wonder is the heaviest element on the periodic table. Even a tiny fleck of it stops time. — Diane Ackerman

What the ocean was to the child, the Periodic Table is to the chemist. — Karl Barry Sharpless

You can find that sort of regularity in Stock Exchange quotations. [Expressing his lack of confidence in reported regularities in the periodic classification of elements.] — Robert Bunsen

I woke up to the world of science when my high school chemistry teacher introduced me to the elegantly ordered periodic table. — Isadore Singer

For me too, the periodic table was a passion. ... As a boy, I stood in front of the display for hours, thinking how wonderful it was that each of those metal foils and jars of gas had its own distinct personality. — Freeman Dyson

The element of surprise wasn't allowed near the Periodic Table. — Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Sitting Around A Table Quotes

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Any meeting with eight people sitting around at a conference table, nothing is getting done in that meeting. — Naval Ravikant

This is what a family is all about - one another, sitting around the table at night. And it's very, very important, I think, for the kid to spend time not only around the table eating with their parents, but in the kitchen. — Jacques Pepin

The first thing we do is sit around a table and discuss what we could pick up from daily life, from space. That's how it starts, completely abstract. There's no kind of, "Oh, let's do Peru," or "Let's do pleats," you know? — Rei Kawakubo

I say that why don't we bring all points of view. Sit around a table and discuss this evidence, and produce evidence as it may be, and let's see what the outcome is, which is why we are having this International panel which we are all talking about. — Thabo Mbeki

Sitting down for dinner not only helps you learn, but also teaches you how to listen - which I feel is the most important skill to have. I remember as a kid going around the table listening to everyone's day. It was hard to have the manners not to interrupt back then. — Michael Symon

Learning can take place in the backyard if there is a human being there who cares about the child. Before learning computers, children should learn to read first. They should sit around the dinner table and hear what their parents have to say and think. — Dixie Carter

On the good days, my mother would haul out the ukulele and we'd sit around the kitchen table - it was a cardboard table with a linoleum top - and sing. — Carol Burnett

I like to eat. Definitely. I love sitting around a table with my friends. But I don't know how to cook anything. — Donatella Versace

Kitchen is the place where we have our best and worst conversations. It's such a dying thing, people sitting around the table and enjoying dinner together in their home. My mission is to keep that alive. — Stephen Curry

We have a president [Barack Obama] that can't sit them [companies] around a table and get them to approve something. — Donald Trump

Tablet Quotes

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My heart has become capable of every form: It is a pasture for gazelles And a monastery for Christian monks, And the pilgrim's Ka'ba, And the tablets of the Torah, And the book of the Koran. I follow the religion of Love: Whatever way love's camel takes, That is my religion, my faith. — Ibn Arabi

We're in an inflection point where it's cheaper to learn to read on a tablet computer than it is to learn to read on paper. — Michael Saylor

History fades into fable; fact becomes clouded with doubt and controversy; the inscription molders from the tablet: the statue falls from the pedestal. Columns, arches, pyramids, what are they but heaps of sand; and their epitaphs, but characters written in the dust? — Washington Irving

Happiness in a tablet. This is our world. Prozac. Daxil. Xanax. Billions are spent to advertise such drugs. And billions are spent purchasing them. You don't even need a specific trauma, just 'general depression' is enough, or anxiety, as if sadness is as treatable as the common cold. — Mitch Albom

Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart. — Solomon

The seven-inch tablets are tweeners: too big to compete with a smartphone, and too small to compete with an iPad. — Steve Jobs

A pure heart is perhaps one which has no natural propulsion towards anything in any manner whatsoever. When in its extreme simplicity such a heart has become like a writing-tablet beautifully smoothed and polished, God comes to dwell in it and writes there His own laws. — Maximus the Confessor

Providing 'freemium' cloud storage to society is not a crime. What will Hollywood do when smartphones and tablets can wirelessly transfer a movie file within milliseconds? — Kim Dotcom

To live and let live, without clamor for distinction or recognition; to wait on divine love; to write truth first on the tablet of one's own heart - this is the sanity and perfection of living, and my human ideal. — Mary Baker Eddy

All things that ever were, that are, or that will be, having; their record upon the astral light, or tablet of the unseen universe, the initiated adept, by using the vision of his own spirit, can know all that has been known or can be known. — H. P. Blavatsky

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People try to look for deep meanings in my work. I want to say, 'They're just cartoons, folks. You laugh or you don't.' Gee, I sound shallow. But I don't react to current events or other stimuli. I don't read or watch TV to get ideas. My work is basically sitting down at the drawing table and getting silly. — Gary Larson

My heart can be pasture for deer and a convent for monks, a temple for idols and a Kaaba for the pilgrims. It is both the tables of the Torah and the Koran. It professes the religion of Love wherever its caravans are heading. Love is my law. Love is my faith. — Ibn Arabi

Yes, I am my brother's keeper. I am under a moral obligation to him that is inspired, not by any maudlin sentimentality but by the higher duty I owe myself. What would you think me if I were capable of seating myself at a table and gorging myself with food and saw about me the children of my fellow beings starving to death? — Eugene V. Debs

My heart can take on any form: A meadow for gazelles, A cloister for monks, For the idols, sacred ground, Ka'ba for the circling pilgrim, The tables of the Torah, The scrolls of the Quran. My creed is Love; Wherever its caravan turns along the way, That is my belief, My faith. — Ibn Arabi

There is no gaming table in the world where loaded dice are tolerated, no athletic field where men must not start fair. Yet Mr. Rockefeller has systematically played with loaded dice, and it is doubtful if there has ever been a time since 1872 when he has run a race with a competitor and started fair. — Ida Tarbell

The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater. — Frank Zappa

Interviewer: 'So Frank, you have long hair. Does that make you a woman?' Frank Zappa: 'You have a wooden leg. Does that make you a table? — Frank Zappa

How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here for ever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself. — Virginia Woolf

A leopard doesn't change his spots just because you bring him in from the jungle and try to housebreak him and turn him into a pet. He may learn to sheathe his claws in order to beg a few scraps off the dinner table, and you may teach him to be a beast of burden, but it doesn't pay to forget that he'll al ways be what he was born: a wild animal. — George Lincoln Rockwell

The pleasant life is not produced by continual drinking and dancing, nor sexual intercourse, nor rare dishes of sea food and other delicacies of a luxurious table. On the contrary, it is produced by sober reasoning which examines the motives for every choice and avoidance, driving away beliefs which are the source of mental disturbances. — Epicurus

A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table. — Jean Kerr

Let's be honest, the cards' on the table: Jealousy's a sin, Cain killed Abel. Backstabber...Caesar had Brutus. It's hard to weed 'em out, even Jesus had Judas. — Pusha T

Even Disney - off the record, but on the record - knows that I have the power. They love me because of that. I don't act like it. I'm not walking around all cocky, but the tables have turned. — Jake Paul

There's a direct relationship between the ballot box and the bread box, and what the union fights for and wins at the bargaining table can be taken away in the legislative halls. — Walter Reuther

You'd be waiting 30 or 40 years for me to build a table. I have more than two left hands. — Jurgen Klopp

When I left Facebook, I left an enormous amount of equity on the table. I thought, 'I don't want to be a slave to money. I want to be a slave to something bigger: an ambition, a goal.' — Chamath Palihapitiya

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

We aren't just thrown on this earth like dice tossed across a table. We are lovingly placed here for a purpose — Charles R. Swindoll

He had never looked forward to the wisdom and other vaunted benefits of old age. Would he be able to die young—and if possible free of all pain? A graceful death—as a richly patterned kimono, thrown carelessly across a polished table, slides unobtrusively down into the darkness of the floor beneath. A death marked by elegance. — Yukio Mishima

My favourite pub game is, of course, snooker. Any game whose rules basically amount to finding a table covered in mess and slowly and methodically putting it all away out of sight is one with which I can empathise emphatically. — Jon Richardson

Negotiation is often described as the art of letting the other side have your way. You have to give the other side a chance to put stuff on the table voluntarily. — Chris Voss

If two smart, intelligent, clever guys sit together on a table, and you both want the same, where can be the problem? We all want to be successful. — Jurgen Klopp

The bagel is a lonely roll to eat all by yourself because in order for the true taste to come out you need your family. One to cut the bagels, one to toast them, one to put on the cream cheese and the lox, one to put them on the table and one to supervise. — Gertrude Berg

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