Best Picnics Quotes

Picnics Quotes

  • If you’re going to enjoy the picnic that life really is, you’d better learn to like yourself not despite your flaws and so-called deficits, but because of them.

    Paul Orfalea
  • Refreshing failures roll off the travel easel like ants from a picnic blanket.

    Sara Genn
  • There are few things so pleasant as a picnic eaten in perfect comfort.

    W. Somerset Maugham
  • You bring your own weather to the picnic.

    Harlan Coben
  • Happiness: “You Bring Your Own Weather To The Picnic.”

    Gretchen Rubin
  • It’s the picnic principle. Things taste better outdoors. And if it’s a forbidden thing, so much the better.

    Franny Billingsley
  • Nothing’s better than a picnic.

    Zooey Deschanel
  • We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.

    Bill Vaughan
  • A picnic may well be a metaphor for life. The essentials for happiness are the right company, moderate if sanguine expectations and a reasonable standard of physical sustenance and comfort, the whole being bedeviled by the belief that there is always something better to be had if only one presses on.

    P. D. James
  • Picnics are very dear to those who are in the first stage of the tender passion.

    Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Unless you are at a picnic, life is no picnic.

    Jane Wagner
  • If ants are such busy workers, how come they find time to go to all the picnics?

    Marie Dressler
  • The examined life is no picnic.

    Robert Fulghum
  • Life is a picnic on a precipice.

    W. H. Auden
  • Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.

    Tom Stoppard
  • Like the end of a picnic, all the weenies will be roasted.

    Kim Harrison
  • Among the delights of Summer were picnics to the woods.

    Georg Brandes
  • Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.

    W. H. Auden
  • Large meadows are lovely for picnics and romping, but they are for the lighter feelings. Meadows do not make me want to write.

    Aimee Bender
  • One of the nice things about the Senior Tour is that we can take a cart and cooler. If your game is not going well, you can always have a picnic.

    Lee Trevino
  • Now everyday ain’t gonna be no picnic
    Love ain’t no walk in the park
    All you can do is make the best of it now
    Can’t be afraid of the dark
    Just know that you’re not in this thing alone
    There’s always a place in me that you can call home.

    Cheryl Cole
  • If the rain spoils our picnic, but saves a farmer’s crop, who are we to say it shouldn’t rain?

    Tom Barrett
  • All jobs are odd, or they would be games or naps or picnics.

    Catherynne M. Valente
  • I suppose I would still prefer to sit under a tree with a picnic basket rather than under a gas pump, but signs and comic strips are interesting as subject matter.

    Roy Lichtenstein
  • Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.

    Alice Walker
  • I’ve liked lots of people ’til I went on a picnic jaunt with them.

    Bess Truman
  • Grief is like the wind. When it’s blowing hard, you adjust your sails and run before it. If it blows too hard, you stay in the harbor, close the hatches and don’t take calls. When it’s gentle, you go sailing, have a picnic, take a swim.

    Barbara Ascher
  • One compensation of old age is that it excuses you from picnics.

    William Feather
  • The Dionysian is no picnic.

    Camille Paglia
  • I’m not easy to live with and I know that it’s true. However, you’re no picnic either, babe, and that’s one of the things I liked about you.

    Don Henley
  • I’m into all that sappy stuff – a surprise picnic, nice dinner, or traveling. I’m kind of an old romantic.

    Will Estes
  • Any appellative at all savouring of arbitrary rank is unsuitable to a man of liberal and catholic mind.

    Herman Melville
  • Such widely different things as war and picnics will surely show a man up.

    Bess Truman
  • The usual people tried to claim responsibility. First the IRA , then the PLO and the Gas Board. Even British Nuclear Fuels rushed out a statement to the effect that the situation was completely under control, that it was a one in a million chance, that there was hardly any radioactive leakage at all, and that the site of the explosion would make a nice location for a day out with the kids and a picnic, before finally having to admit that it wasn’t actually anything to do with them at all.

    Douglas Adams
  • If life on Planet Earth was really supposed to be a picnic, we would all have been born clutching gingham tablecloths.

    Jonathan Cainer
  • Did he annoy me? Yes, he was like a wasp at a picnic.

    Gary Barlow
  • A food truce, the picnic suspension of oedipal feeling that permits the generations to love each other at family reunions.

    Karen Russell
  • Soon they were all sitting on the rocky ledge, which was still warm, watching the sun go down into the lake. It was the most beautiful evening, with the lake as blue as a cornflower and the sky flecked with rosy clouds. They held their hard-boiled eggs in one hand and a piece of bread and butter in the other, munching happily. There was a dish of salt for everyone to dip their eggs into. ‘I don’t know why, but the meals we have on picnics always taste so much nicer than the ones we have indoors,’ said George.

    Enid Blyton
  • Kissing a man with a beard is a lot like going to a picnic. You don’t mind going through a little bush to get there!

    Minnie Pearl
  • I think nowadays people are so used taking the camera to the family picnic – so people are less surprised by films made of them, like home movies.

    D. A. Pennebaker
  • Even here, in the U.S., I walk my daughter’s dog and I look for interesting people sitting at a picnic table and I walk over with my white hair and I ask, “Would you mind if I sat and rested here for a minute?” Nobody would refuse that.

    Rita Gelman
  • I am a critic – as essential to the theatre as ants to a picnic.

    Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  • You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living.

    Anais Nin
  • I was 15 years old at university, studying economics and philosophy, and I saw a retrospective of Australian film. They were very raw. ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock,’ ‘Gallipoli;’ they were fantastic.

    Deborah Kara Unger
  • I am never at picnics. The ground was not meant to be sat upon in its raw state, I feel sure, and I prefer my food without either caterpillars or drafts!

    Phyllis Bottome
  • Uh, stay fat people – That’s my motto. It’s no picnic!

    Seth Rogen
  • They remember when their parents went out there, had picnics on the Beck’s Mill grounds. It was the nostalgia of it.

    Larry Nelson
  • Never plan a picnic’ Father said. ‘Plan a dinner, yes, or a house, or a budget, or an appointment with the dentist, but never, never plan a picnic.

    Elizabeth Enright
  • My dream in growing up in the city of Detroit was to be Mayor. At the family picnics from the time I was 9-years-old that’s what I told people I was going to be. The mayor of the city of Detroit.

    Kwame Kilpatrick
  • If the wolf had ever come to our back door, he’d have had to bring a picnic lunch.

    Bill Anderson
  • Night was spreading slowly around the spinning Earth. It should have been full of pinpricks of light. It was not. There were five billion people down there. What was going to happen soon would make barbarism look like a picnic – hot, nasty, and eventually given over to the ants.

    Neil Gaiman
  • Some parents were nervous about how they would portray everything, … At a picnic the moms put on for the team and coaches, I said that all the reality shows are turning around and showing good things, not bad things.

    Dick Butkus
  • Once abroad, I eat one meal a day picnic-style: Ive learned that no mature stomach can tolerate an endless routine of rich restaurant meals.

    Arthur Frommer
  • It’s not fair to compare one artist to another because they all come with their own sort of elements to the picnic, you know.

    Annie Lennox
  • You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.

    Erma Bombeck
  • The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above.

    Cyril Connolly
  • I could see the road ahead of me. I was poor and I was going to stay poor. But I didn’t particularly want money. I didn’t know what I wanted. Yes, I did. I wanted someplace to hide out, someplace where one didn’t have to do anything. The thought of being something didn’t only appall me, it sickened me . . . To do things, to be part of family picnics, Christmas, the 4th of July, Labor Day, Mother’s Day . . . was a man born just to endure those things and then die? I would rather be a dishwasher, return alone to a tiny room and drink myself to sleep.

    Charles Bukowski
  • As a diabetic, I’m a walking picnic. I have to eat measured amounts of food at certain times.

    Elaine Stritch
  • The act of writing itself isn’t outrageous. And the institution subtly and insidiously works on you in such a way that though you seem to have freedom you become a servant. Your main issue is to get promoted to the next thing. Or get invited to a picnic. Or get tenure. Or get laid.

    Gerald Stern
  • Anyone who thinks that the climbing of Denali is a picnic is badly mistaken.

    Hudson Stuck
  • One by one, the others all nodded their heads again, as if we were talking about having a spring picnic instead of going up against the deadliest woman in Ashland and all of her men.

    Jennifer Estep
  • Go on daddy-daughter dates and father-and-sons’ outings with your children. As a family, go on campouts and picnics, to ball games and recitals, to school programs, and so forth. Having Dad there makes all the difference.

    Ezra Taft Benson
  • 1994 was the nadir for heavy metal, although the rest of the ’90s weren’t much of a picnic either.

    Martin Popoff
  • Cricket needs brightening up a bit. My solution is to let the players drink at the beginning of the game, not after. It always works in our picnic matches.

    Paul Hogan
  • Playing an unamplified electric guitar is like strumming on a picnic table.

    Dave Barry
  • Nature never quite goes along with us. She is somber at weddings, sunny at funerals, and she frowns on ninety-nine out of a hundred picnics.

    Alexander Smith
  • I hope you accidentally drink leukemia at a picnic.

    Jim Norton
  • The sight of one old man kneeling on all fours in front of me assembling a picnic table was enough to put all thoughts of lunch out of my head, possibly for life.

    Michael Simkins
  • The pop artists did images that anybody walking down Broadway could recognize in a split second — comics, picnic tables, men’s trousers, celebrities, shower curtains, refrigerators, Coke bottles. All the great modern things that the Abstract Expressionists tried not to notice at all.

    Andy Warhol
  • The notion that somehow or another they’ll (Iran) put it in a picnic basket and hand it to some terrorist group is merely an argument that may be convincing to some people who don’t know anything about nuclear weapons. I don’t find that argument very credible, I’m not sure that people who make it even believe in it. But it’s a good argument to make if you have no other argument to make. The fact of the matter is, Iran has been around for 3000 years, and that is not a symptom of a suicidal instinct.

    Zbigniew Brzezinski
  • Find yourself a cup of tea; the teapot is behind you. Now tell me about hundreds of things. Saki Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.

    Alice Walker

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