Picnic quotes

Picnic quotes by topic: People and picnic, Life and picnic, Date and picnic, Attitude to picnic, Family and picnic, Picnic features, Comfort and picnic, Summer and picnic, Weather and picnic, Britain and picnic, Ants and picnic, War and picnic, Food and picnic, Society and picnic, Friends and picnic, etc.

People and picnic

When we can’t afford it, we picnic. (Claude Zidi)

I’ve liked lots of people ’til I went on a picnic jaunt with them. (Bess Truman)

But I immediately guessed you at the picnic. (Anton Chekhov)

Picnics enable you to be outside, eat fun finger-food and enjoy that greatest of pastimes: People-watching. (Gregg Wallace)

Did he annoy me? Yes, he was like a wasp at a picnic. (Gary Barlow)

Going out as a single person is like going on a picnic without carrying any provisions. (Abel Castel)

I suppose there is something in all of us that harks back to the soil. When you come to think of it, what are picnics but outcroppings of instinct? No one really enjoys them or expects to enjoy them, but with the first warm days some prehistoric instinct takes us out into the woods, to fry potatoes over a strangling wood fire or spend the next week getting grass stains out of our clothes. It must be instinct; every atom of intelligence warns us to stay at home near the refrigerator. (Mary Roberts Rinehart)

If at all, I was only suitable for low-event activities with low stimulus density. Picnics, visits to the zoo, if it comes up, cinema. I don’t understand jokes and don’t begrudge others either. (Heinz Strunk)

Life and picnic

Life is a picnic on a precipice. (W.H. Auden)

A picnic may well be a metaphor for life. (P.D. James)

Unless you are at a picnic, life is no picnic. (Jane Wagner)

The examined life is no picnic. (Robert Fulghum)

Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic. (W.H. Auden)

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)

If life on Planet Earth was really supposed to be a picnic, we would all have been born clutching gingham tablecloths. (Jonathan Cainer)

The only thing is quality of life; if you have a place where you can go and have a picnic with your family, it doesn’t matter if it’s a recession or not, you can include that in your quality of life. (Jim Fowler)

Date and picnic

My definition of a perfect date: good food, the smell of grass and blue sky above. (Kirsten Hill)

My dream date would be a hike through the woods followed by an outdoor picnic followed by a glass of wine at sunset. Heaven! (Nina Agdal)

The perfect date for me would be staying at home, making a big picnic in bed, eating Wotsits and cookies while watching cable TV. (Kim Kardashian)

I’m really big on day dates. If you go for a stroll, have a picnic or lunch with a glass of wine – it doesn’t get better than that. (Meghan Markle)

There’s something so intimate about a picnic with your guy. And as the temperature begins to rise, eating outside becomes refreshing and romantic. (Katie Lee)

Attitude to picnic

Nothing’s better than a picnic. (Zooey Deschanel)

I’m not a fan of BBQs. A sandwich and good company out in the woods is my definition of fun. (Kirsten Hill)

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)

I love a good picnic. A posh one, not soggy old sandwiches in clingfilm. (Angela Scanlon)

One compensation of old age is that it excuses you from picnics. (William Feather)

Family and picnic

A food truce, the picnic suspension of oedipal feeling that permits the generations to love each other at family reunions. (Karen Russell)

Most families like to spend time bonding over meals out, picnics in the country, maybe weekend camping trips — we take things to the extreme! (Holly Branson)

The things that make me happiest in the whole world are going on the occasional picnic, either with my children or with my partner. Big family gatherings, and being able to go to the grocery store — if I can get those things in, I’m doing good. (Kate Winslet)

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)

Picnic features

A picnic is more than eating a meal, it is a pleasurable state of mind. (DeeDee Stovel)

There’s no depression that a great food enjoyed out in the fresh air cannot cure. (Kirsten Hill)

The Dionysian is no picnic. (Camille Paglia)

The year 1694 witnessed the first recorded use of the word ‘picnic’, in the form of the French phrase repas à picnïque. Initially a repas à picnïque was a meal (not necessarily outdoors) at which each diner contributed a share of the food, or paid for their own share. (Ian Crafton)

Comfort and picnic

There are few things so pleasant as a picnic eaten in perfect comfort. (W. Somerset Maugham)

Nobody knows why you go to a picnic to be uncomfortable when it is so easy and pleasant to eat at home. (John Steinbeck)

Dinner and a movie, forget that, I’d rather have a picnic and a waterfall. (Amanda Grace)

There are times to be casual and times to be correct. It’s all right to wear a sweater and slacks on a picnic, but they don’t belong in the theater or the drawing room. (Elsa Schiaparelli)

Summer and picnic

Among the delights of Summer were picnics to the woods. (Georg Brandes)

Summer flew by amazingly quickly and cheerfully: lawn tennis, picnics, charades, performances, horseback riding… (Alexander Kuprin)

July is hot afternoons and sultry nights and mornings when its joy just to be alive. July is a picnic and a red canoe and a sunburned neck and a softball game and ice tinkling in a tall glass; July is a blind date with summer. (Hal Borland)

Quotes about summer

Weather and picnic

You bring your own weather to the picnic. (Harlan Coben)

There was something horribly depressing, she felt, about watching the weather report. That life could be planned like the perfect summer picnic drained it of spontaneity. (Galt Niederhoffer)

If the rain spoils our picnic, but saves a farmer’s crop, who are we to say it shouldn’t rain? (Tom Barrett)

Britain and picnic

‘In Britain a picnic means sitting on the ground and being uncomfortable, preferably in the rain.’ (Eva Ibbotson)

Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors. (Alice Walker)

Other than a picnic in England, I know of nothing more uncomfortable than an outdoor church service in Africa. (Mary Kingsley)

Ants and picnic

It wouldn’t be a picnic without the ants. (Charles Addams)

If ants are such busy workers, how come they find time to go to all the picnics? (Marie Dressler)

I simply cannot see why one would wish to picnic in the nude. There would be ants in dreadful places. (Cassandra Clare)

War and picnic

Such widely different things as war and picnics will surely show a man up. (Bess Truman)

I adore war. It is like a big picnic but without the objectivelessness of a picnic. I have never been more well or more happy. (Julian Grenfell)

War is no picnic. Wars should be prevented, and if you can’t prevent them, you have to put them off. (Ehud Barak)

Food and picnic

It’s the picnic principle. Things taste better outdoors. And if it’s a forbidden thing, so much the better. (Franny Billingsley)

He’s a couple sandwiches short of a picnic. (Lance Bass)

Like the end of a picnic, all the weenies will be roasted. (Kim Harrison)

Society and picnic

Every society is nothing but a big picnic of white lies. One of the lies is: Everyone has their destiny. That is not true; society is their destiny! (Moritz Gottlieb Saphir)

I do n’t like to involve hostels in picnics. (Theodore LeClercq)

The plurality of languages is a planetary picnic. (Barbara Cassin)

Friends and picnic

The picnic is a convivial moment between friends. (Sabrina Boulkheir)

My perfect day would be a picnic with my two best friends. (Kisten Hill)

Of friendship, I beseech you, let’s form a picnic. (Charles-François Panard)

Garbage and picnic

In this part where the copses were quite clear, Sunday picnickers had left papers (Jean Giono)

People who picnic along the public highway leaving a clutter of greasy paper and swill (not a pretty name, but neither is it a pretty object!) for other people to walk or drive past, and to make a breeding place for flies, and furnish nourishment for rats, choose a disgusting way to repay the land-owner for the liberty they took in temporarily occupying his property. (Emily Post)

Hiking and picnic

To be fully appreciated, a hike should be undertaken alone. Walking in groups, or even in pairs, is hiking only in name; it is something else, which resembles a picnic. A hike should be undertaken alone, because freedom is the essence. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

No matter how much you travel to distant countries, other worlds and strange dreams, a picnic on the roof still seems like an unprecedented adventure — a person is so happily arranged. (Max Frei)

Hiking quotes

Art and picnic

My perfect day would be to go on a picnic up Mt. Wilson with Christopher Isherwood, Greta Garbo, Aldous Huxley, and Bertrand Russell. (Janet Fitch)

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)

Sports and picnic

A baseball club is part of the chemistry of the city. A game isn’t just an athletic contest. It’s a picnic, a kind of town meeting. (Е. Michael Burke)

Football’s a war game without fatal casualties; baseball is a picnic on a huge field, without the food. (Richard Corliss)

Sports quotes

Kids and picnic

Everybody loves a picnic in the sunshine. It was always so magical when we were kids. (Gregg Wallace)

I’m not interested in babies at all. Babies to me are like wasps: pointless, irritating and even one can ruin a picnic. They’re just not my bag at all. (Ellie Taylor)

Beach and picnic

A vacationer who was picnicking on a beach was moved by the sardines in oil he was about to eat, and released them into the sea. (Marc Escayrol)

I just wanna lie on the beach and eat hot dogs. That’s all I’ve ever wanted. (Kevin Malone)

Quotes about beach

Love and picnic

Picnics are very dear to those who are in the first stage of the tender passion. (Arthur Conan Doyle)

Love is like a picnic without ants, pleasant for a while, but sooner or later something’s definitely getting squashed. (Frances Winkler)

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