You can have dinner with 3 famous people (living or dead). Who are your choices and why?
Oh, I think Charles Dickens, first of all. There's an underlying humour and a vast understanding of people in his work and I love his way with words.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. I'd let him choose the music. I'd let him know how very much his Requiem Mass moves me; how much his music has meant and how it lives on.
Vincent Van Gogh. I'd really like to talk to him. I love his artwork and I'd love to tell him how successful it was for later generations and let him know that he was appreciated after all, though unfortunately he didn't experience this appreciation in his lifetime. I'd like to try to make up for that.
I too would like to "lend an ear" to Vincent Van Gogh at the dinner table...
I would love have dinner with lady gaga Vienna white halle berry
1. Mel Gibson
2. Susan Boyle
3. Barbara Bush
Mark Twain, Albert Einstein, and Aristotle. If you have a choice to converse with anyone living or dead then you may as well make it an enlightening and entertaining discussion.
Twain for his wit.
Einstein for his brains.
And Aristotle for his philosophy.
Also, I think all three would have some very interesting comments about the state of the world today.
Jesus -- Without Him I would be totally lost! He keeps me grounded and living a life with Christian values. I would like to have Him teach me more. I want to Thank Him in person for giving His life for me.
Morrie Schwartz-- His attitude about life and death were extraordinary and he would have so much to teach me. He was a wonderful man and one of the greatest thinkers and teachers of this period in time.
The Apostle Paul-- His epistles were all so valuable to learn by as a Christian. They were also very valuable to the founding of the Church and its practices. I would love to discuss them with him. And to discuss his strong faith even during such trials as his imprisonment.
Boy hard one but:
Winston Churchill for his knowledge
Elizabeth I, for the time she lived in and,
Queen Victoria, because I love the era.
Hitler while he was a crazed mad man, he has definitely had a huge impact on the modern world. Besides you just have to ask...WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU!!!???
Mark Twain very inteligent and has a great sense of humor. I'm from the south and I grew up on the Mississippi River.
Bill Clinton, I think may very well be the sharpest politician since FDR. Never cared much for his politics. He's extremely intelligent and charismatic. His intelligence, I believe is something that is missed, overlooked or over shadowed a lot. Besides there is absolutely no doubt that this is a guy who knows how to have a good time!
Leonardo da Vinci -because he's brilliant.
T.H. White -because he's brilliant.
Ronald Reagan -because he's brilliant.
I would hope the three people I would sit with would be:
2.Mary Magdeline(Jesus' best friend though humanly deemed a whore)
3. My birth mother
1a. I love Jesus and He's really all that matters. If I went through this whole life time looking forward to see Him---no matter what ordeals, bad deals and the unhealed I've seen---and find Him not there I would rather go to Hell(because there wouldn't be one.
2a.Mary Magdeline was the first person Jesus revealed Him self to after His crucifixion. I figure I've done my share of sinning so her past didn't matter to Him. He loved her devotion and seeking Him out whenever she could. She washed His feet with perfumes, her tears and her hair the night prior to His being taken away. Let's not forget that God created woman because a man being alone was the first thing God deemed NOT good so I'm under the discernment that there was a woman perfectly matched to honor Jesus appropriately. Long story short---I would ask what they spoke of the moment she realized He lived..
3a. I would want my birth mother to be there and just explain to Jesus(whom I talk frequently with) what her reasoning was to leave me to ineptly fend for myself when I was six.
This all said I just hope there's a never-ending stream of joylovepeacehealingunity......TToni9/Pauline
Very hard - I keep making lists but always come up with 5 and while the people keep changing the dynamics of the group usually don't.
Dead: one philosopher, one world leader and Jesus
Living: one current world leader, one in-depth reporter (I'd
probably forget the best questions - I'd need help)
Da Vinci would be fascinating.
Stevie Ray Vaughn, I could really use some pointers on guitar.
Plato, I'd love to see what he thinks of the world today.
I would have 2 different answers (1 prefered and conformist and 1 controversial)
1. Stephen Fry - comical genius.
2. John F Kennedy - so many questions!
3. Muhammed Ali - a very quick wit.
1. Jesus - What were you really saying. Nowadays there are so many versions!
2. Lenin - How did he view what the USSR became
3. Mohammed - Central figure of Islam. How does he view the current religious situation.
..Jack the Ripper, providing he had table manners. I just want to solve the mystery of his identity.
Jesus Christ - and hopefully this isn't his last meal. I would like him to stay around this time and bring the world a little closer.
Kate Bush - I would just like to thank her for all of the great music she has given me as a listener and a life long fan.
I think I would have lunch with Donald Trump, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. The reason is they could give me some lessons on how to become successsful and perhaps a millionaire.
Living for sure. The dead don't really hold up their end of the conversation.
My top three would have to be:
1. Marilyn Monroe
2. Mae West
3. Grace Kelly
Talk to them about fashion and what it was like being a movie star.
Vic Reeves - I just believe he'd be a funny dinner guest.
Michael Jackson - To see if he were normal if the media was not there.
Seth McFarlane - Funny guy; I love Family Guy.
1. God- He created all things, so it would be great to talk to him.
2. Erykah Badu- she's SO COOL!!! i saw her on an interview once on TV...she can speak real knowledge!
3. Hill Harper- in addition to his beauty, he seems very poetic. and i LOVE poetry
1. Albert Einstein, for his theories
2. Mahatma Gandhi for his points about struggling during wars
3. Bill Gates for how he being a college dropout manage to generate billions of dollars and how did he come up with the idea of Microsoft
Gandhi and Pedro Albizu Campos.
It is hard to chose a third one. Aristoteles, Bob Marley, Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Cristobal Colon, Hitler...
It would be Edgar Cayce, Ambrose Bierce and Mark Twain. Cayce could reveal what's really going on in the political world, Bierce could point out the sardonic ironies and Twain could parody it all in a tall tale.
Nelson Mandela - Bishop Tutu and the Dalia lama together at one dinner table. WOW!
Sri Chinmoy for speeding up my Godward journey;Mohammed Ali, because I feel that he has contributed greatly to mankind; Mickhail Gorbachev for the same reason.
Bruce Lee, Elvis Presley, and Alfred Apaka.. They are deceased but I admire them enough to have dinner with them, if I was invited!
1. Jesus Christ, perhaps because I was once a "doubting Thomas" and because I would like to know the best way to become Christ-like.
2. Henry David Thoreau because his writings and thesis of civil disobedience and other thinking have resulted in such favorable outcomes.
3. Captain Miles Standish to confirm he is my great, great... Grandfather and to find out more about his character...
1. God Almighty
2. My Fiance
3. Clint Eastwood, I just love him (Even if he does not even speak a word throughout the dinner)
Perhaps another combo will be God Almighty, My fiance and Natalie Portman !!
Jesus, to thank him.
Leonardo da Vinci, to thank him.
John Milton, because I love Paradise Lost and he is the only person I could think of who spoke English, Italian, and Aramaic. Pretty nice to have a translator at the table even though we would all probably know a little bit of Latin.
Abraham Lincoln, because he had a great sense of humor and would have lots of stories. Mark Twain, for the same reasons. And Jesus, because that would be truly fascinating.
Great question. That's also a hard one. It would have to be Erica Spindler, my favorite thriller author, because she's my idol, since I'm an aspiring author, too. Julia Roberts is another, because she's my favorite all-time actress. I did a book report on her, long time ago in school. And the third would have to be Shania Twain, my favorite country singer. I went to see her in concert in Cleveland, a decade ago.
Barack Obama, Steve Jobs, and Gandhi. Those would be my 3.
I would have to say Orsen Welles for his wit and observations, Peter Sellers because its Peter Sellers, and Bill Clinton for brains and to ad some charm to the very crazy disastrous evening ahead
Top on my list is Christine Legarde. She's powerful, incisive, and with a first class intellect. My second would be Thomas Friedman, to listen to his views on the whole political process in the US and how it relates to the economy, economic fairness and equity. Third would be Epicure, to find out his notion of the commonality of all life based upon atoms and that what we have is now and that there is no post mortem judgment. When it's over, it's over. I am interested how he and his friends developed this thinking.
I have a very pressing questions to ask.
Well here we are 5 years after your question and wondering if people would still give same answers.
Anyway mine would be:
Jesus, it sure would be cool to see him in person.
Elvis, no explanation needed.
Einstein, his quotes sometimes confuse me so I would like to ask him what he means. Lol
1. Lord Krishna for the reason that my hunger will vanish looking at Lord Krishna dining with me.
2. Mahatma Gandhi for the reason to know as to Mahatma Gandhi liked to eat in poverty ridden India.
3. Narendra Modi, the dashing Prime Minister of India just to enjoy rich and simple nutritious food.
Mahatma Gandhi for his wide vision
Abraham Lincoln for his wisdom
Barack Obama(guess why?)
Jesus Christ - For my spiritual health. I believe he would be candid about my spiritual condition and direct me on whether my choices are truly the correct path.
Edgar Allan Poe - For mental health. Seems strange, but the man went through hell and still produced brilliant stories until his mysterious death. If getting estranged from your father, losing all your wealth, and the death of your loved ones doesn't kill your muse, your mind's ironclad in my book.
Stephen King - For financial. The man's writing is not only respected by the literary community, but he's also affluent from it.
Christ/Jesus..........not sure if this counts because he is/was/will be. I want someone to look into my soul and tell me my path, journey, and answer the riddles in my life for clarity to guide me while I'm on this side of life.
Cleopatra.......to live so long and be so cleaver as a woman to reinvent yourself several times gaining the allegiance of men (although she was not the most remarkable woman) shows an extreme amount of intelligence in some way/form.
Randy Paush.......to speak to him about the balance of realizing career but what is most important in life. I would love to discuss his take on how to balance desire to achieve with being an easy going and appreciative of the small things in life.
Not in order of importance:
1. Steve Vai because he is my favourite artist and guitar player. It would be an honour to chat with him over dinner. A priceless bonus if he could share with me his musical vision. And say, if he then decided to give me any one of his guitar from his gigantic collection, that would be a fantastic dessert after dinner!
2. Steve Jobs because he is such an amazing individual and entrepreneur. I am still fascinated in his business strategies. How he have achieved to create his brand (Apple) and made a phenomenal business success in this planet. I can imagine what that dinner experience would be like.
3. Kevin J Anderson because he is my favourite author. I admire his literature and relate well to his work. I am a fan of his novels; the Saga of the Seven Suns and Terra Incognita series. It would be a blast talking to him and have his advice on writing.
Jon Benet Ramsey.
I know, three COMPLETELY different answers, and all for different reasons.
What does it matter? They have chosen whom they wish to interact with. I was not on the list. Here's a better question: What 3 famous people would choose to have dinner with me? And why?
Michael Jackson: Huge fan of his music and would love to know what was going through his mind when his world turned chaotic.
Pope John Paul II: He was a religious icon and did so many things throughout his time on this planet. I would love to hear his thoughts, words, and wisdom.
Edgar Allan Poe: I want to know the genius behind the insanity. I love all of his works, and I would love to analyze his thoughts during each tale and story that he wrote.
I would have dinner with Mariah Carey because she's a singer and song writer like myself and I would want to know how she became successful. I would want to have dinner with Latoya Jackson because she has overcome so much and has such a sweet spirit. The last person I would want to meet have dinner with is Jesus (in the flesh) because I would want to know what he looked like and His personality.
Jesus, my Dad - who passed away in 2010, and my grandfather, Paul Orr, who passed away in 1972. Thinking about this question reminded me of memorable meals I have enjoyed with friends and family in the past. I recall some meals where there was a lot of laughter, where the people at the table told their best stories, one story after another.
Chopin, Beethoven, and Plato. Chopin and Beethoven for their wealth of musical knowledge, and hopefully to get them to play a little after dinner treat, Plato to discuss the meaning of life with and how to be happy in life.
I would love to have dinner with
J. R. R. Tolkien
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