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Updated on September 21, 2011


I've often wondered what it would be like to be at a "Cocktail Party" with some very Famous People...So have some Liquid Refreshments, and come along with me as we "Mingle" with them, and hear what THEY might have said...From their Famous Quotes.

Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter & Billie) talking to Eleanor Roosevelt. "Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself, Lillian, you should have remained a Virgin!

Eleanor Roosevelt replying back, "I had a Rose named after me and I was very Flattered...But I was not pleased to read the description in the Catalogue..."No good in a bed, but fine against a wall".

Mark Twain walks over to join in the conversation..."Last week, I stated this woman was the Ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement". He then walks over to chat with George Burns and Victor Borge. and says to them..."Be careful about reading Health Books...You may die of a Misprint".

Socrates sees the three gentlemen and says, "By all means, Marry, If you get a Good Wife, you'll be Happy...if you get a Bad one, you'll become a Philosopher". They think maybe he's had a bit too much to drink. He leaves them and goes over to see Groucho Marx, who's standing and talking to W. C. Fields.

Groucho says, "I was married by a Judge...I should have asked for a Jury"! W.C. Fields replies, "I never drink Water, because of the Disgusting things that Fish do in it"! At this point Will Rogers comes over to say a few words..."We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work it's way through Congress". They all Laugh.

Helen Keller arrives and goes over to talk to James Thurber, and says, "Keep your face to the Sunshine and you cannot see the shadow". James smiles as he replies, "It is better to ask some of the questions than to know all the Answers". Helen wonders if he's directing his quote to her. Nehru, spots the two and walks over and says, "What we really are, matters more than what other people think of Us". Not to be out quoted, Rodin joins the group saying, "Nothing is a waste of Time, if you use the Experience Wisely"...They all nod in agreement.

There is a hush as Gandhi arrives wondering what words of Wisdom he will spout...He says, "There is more to Life than increasing it's speed". All nod once again in agreement. As Will Rogers raises his glass and say's "I never met a man I didn't like". As they all drink to that quote. The evening is drawing to a close when once again Will raises his glass and says, "There are Three kinds of men, The ones that learn by reading...The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves". After that Famous Quote, the party broke up.


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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Hey Lyricwriter, aren't we always Exploring as Writers and wanting to try something different...Thanks for Enjoying, and of course your Vote. Please have a worry free weekend my friend.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Such a wonderful creative hub B Malin. Thank you so much for the laugh! Voted up, awesome, and funny. Do have a good weekend.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Hi Multiman, so glad you stopped by, it's been awhile, thanks for Enjoying the Humor of my Hub, and also thanks for the Vote!

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      Multiman 6 years ago

      Enjoyed the humor, and liked the quotes. Votes up.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      That's so True Jaggedfrost...Some people have a few drinks and become quite Loud...I am really not a Drinker, but would probably have a glass of White White (which I'd nurse all night long)...Good Conversation and good music is my thing.

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      Jaggedfrost 6 years ago

      the alcohol definitely doesn't help lol

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Hi Minnetonka Twin, I know it was last minute but I'm so Happy you came...Hope you had Fun...and thanks for the Button Hits as well!

      But aren't most Cocktail Parties or Parties for that matter hard to follow Conversations between the noise etc., Thanks so much for having Fun Jaggedfrost and for stopping by.

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      Jaggedfrost 6 years ago

      That was a lot of fun. A little hard to follow from a conversation stand point.

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      Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

      Definitely one of the best parties I have had the honor of attending. What great quotes. I hit EVERY button here.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Hey Rosemay, Thanks for getting a good Laugh from my Party Hub and thanks for your Vote as well...So glad you stopped by.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Well Sally "Fly" hope you had a good time...and Thank goodness no body had a Fly Swatter!

      Oh Susie, just Think of the things you could have said to add to the Conversation, say, to Lillian Carter or Eleanor Roosevelt...You'd have been a Scream!

      Oh Alicia, Thank You so very much for Enjoying my "Creative Hub" on these well know People.

      Oh Cheryl, I'm so glad you were able to come and have some Fun...It was a last minute decision to do this Party...Thanks for the Accolades!

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      Rosemary Sadler 6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      I had such a laugh at this. You have put this together extremely well.

      Voted up

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      Cheryl Kapelner-Champ 6 years ago

      Very cute, a bit of the old, w/ the modern & the new. Could just about see your characters too, yes, there's even a favorite or two, of mine from history, at your cocktail party, & so nicely dressed from their time time period w/ outstanding fashion I bet!

      Thanks Barb, very smart! LOL , Cher

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      Linda Crampton 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      What a great idea for a hub! You've included some very funny quotes and woven them together to make an interesting and creative story. Thanks for sharing!

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      SusieQ42 6 years ago

      Great idea! I think I would be bored at this party...or maybe not.

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      This was fun! Great format being a fly on the wall.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Hey Breakfastpops, so glad you were able to come...Hope you truly enjoyed this "Bunch" and their Quotes...I'll stop by the Inn with Lover Man.

      Hi Vinaya, so Glad I could amuse you with my Hub...and made you Laugh with these Original Quotes...Yes, some Quotes are Deep.

      Actually Nell, my Favorite was Jimmy Carter's Mother...She really had a Sense of Humor, and not afraid to let it show...Eleanor Roosevelt was indeed a Special Lady with both Charm and Wit. I hope you Came to this party, it wouldn't be the same without You!

      Hey Movie Master weren't they Funny with their Original Quotes...I'm so Glad you were able to come and thanks for your Approval and Vote.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      This is the first cocktail party I have ever been to, I didn't realise they were so much fun:-)

      Great quotes, loved it, very clever and voting up.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, I would love to be at this party! my favourite has to be Eleanor Roosevelt, that was really funny! it just goes to show that great men and women must have a sense of humour to be, well, great! lol

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      The party quotes are very amusing. I laughed loudly after reading the concluding paragraph. But the meaning inherent is very deep.

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      What a fabulous party. Thanks for inviting me. Up and definitely awesome.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Hi Gail, I wasn't sure how this Hub would be received, but I enjoyed putting it together and so appreciate your giving Me high Marks and Enjoying.

      Actually I don't drink either Flora, except maybe an occasional wine w/dinner. We actually missed the Cocktail Party on the last Cruise we took. When I was a Teenager in Westchester, Victor Borge had his Big Boat nest to my Father's smaller one, at a Westchester Marina.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Hey Will Thanks for Enjoying...It was a Fun Hub to do. Will Rogers also said, "If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging". He truly had a Wonderful sense of Humor.

      Hi AHorseback, Groucho was also Famous for his one liners and Wit...and it looks like YOU can be pretty, pretty, Funny too!

      RNMSN, so glad you stopped by to read my Hub and thanks for the compliments...Will and Ahorseback are Truly Fun Guys. I'm stopping now on you Hub Page.

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      FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

      I don't drink , so the only time I've been to a coctail party is when I was on a cruis and that's how the captain greeted us the first night on board. I didn't drink. It was a bit bizarre.

      The only one of these people I've ever seen in person is Victor Borge. My family attended a concert he gave in Vancouver. It was amazing.

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Wonderful party and the clever bantering seems to be continuing in the comments. Am rating this up across the board and agree with RNMSN: Wonderful! Bravo!

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      Barbara Bethard 6 years ago from Tucson, Az

      wonderful wonderful!! Bravo!!

      as for Will and ahorseback: you guys are worse than Groucho!! haha and I love you too!!

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      ahorseback 6 years ago

      B. Malin I love Grocho's comment , you got me thinking !....LOL.....:-} I, ahorseback walk in and in my best DUKE immitation say 'Im gonna ride me a woman an kiss me a pretty horse!"

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      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Will Rogers never met an IRS agent.

      Very enjoyable work! Rated up and everything.