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A profound political question is suddenly on the table: Must the country continue to give precedence to private financial gain and market determinism over human lives and broad public values?
Even before I went to the UN, I often would want to say something in a meeting - only woman at the table - and I'd think, 'OK well, I don't think I'll say that. It may sound stupid.' And then some man says it, and everybody thinks it's completely brilliant, and you are so mad at yourself for not saying something.
In politics, strangely enough, the best way to play your cards is to lay them face upwards on the table.
H. G. Wells
Poor, darling fellow - he died of food. He was killed by the dinner table.
Ping-pong was invented on the dining tables of England in the 19th century, and it was called Wiff-waff! And there, I think, you have the difference between us and the rest of the world. Other nations, the French, looked at a dining table and saw an opportunity to have dinner; we looked at it an saw an opportunity to play Wiff-waff.
I say grace. I'm a big believer in grace. I happen to believe in a God that made all the food and so I'm pretty grateful for that and I thank him for that. But I'm also thankful for the people that put the food on the table.
I think that a strong Israel is the only Israel that will bring the Arabs to the peace table.
It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking, it can do no other, in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet.
A girl in a bikini is like having a loaded pistol on your coffee table - There's nothing wrong with them, but it's hard to stop thinking about it.
The oldest form of theater is the dinner table. It's got five or six people, new show every night, same players. Good ensemble; the people have worked together a lot.
Michael J. Fox
Some of our most exquisite murders have been domestic, performed with tenderness in simple, homey places like the kitchen table.
We Americans sit at the head of the banquet table, as we have done for a century. Our standard of living is luxurious by any measure.
If you want to fight a war on drugs, sit down at your own kitchen table and talk to your own children.
It's like being at the kids' table at Thanksgiving - you can put your elbows on it, you don't have to talk politics... no matter how old I get, there's always a part of me that's sitting there.
When a pile of cups is tottering on the edge of the table and you warn that they will crash to the ground, in South Africa you are blamed when that happens.
I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me. She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker, put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table. But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is about not where you start, but where you're going. That's family values.
I wanted to be a skinny little ballerina but I was a voluptuous little Italian girl whose dad had meatballs on the table every night.
I don't want to push the envelope. Let the envelope stay in the middle of the table. I'll just make you laugh.
I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.
You cannot win if you're not at the table. You have to be where the action is.
The Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has just published the story of her life. I confess that it is not in my reading table.
I can't cook, but I have a nice book of menus... and I can plate and set the table.
No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet, no inclination.
My inspiration was my mom. She's a great cook, and she still cooks, and we still banter back and forth about cooking. Growing up in a mostly Portuguese community, food was important and the family table was extremely important. At a very young age I understood that.
My body can't put anyone in jeopardy of not making money anymore - my body is just not on the table that way anymore.
I'm not like a poker player. I'm not into bluff. My way is to look someone in the eye and tell them the way I'm intending to go. My cards are always on the table.
At a flea market I always head for the junk jewelry table first.
Some of the most important conversations I've ever had occurred at my family's dinner table.
People who insist on telling their dreams are among the terrors of the breakfast table.
You know, you really can't beat a household commodity - the ketchup bottle on the kitchen table.
Adlai E. Stevenson
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