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
Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.
— Alice Walker
The 24% unemployment reached at the depths of the Great Depression was no picnic.
— Barry Eichengreen
I’ve liked lots of people ’til I went on a picnic jaunt with them.
— Bess Truman
If the wolf had ever come to our back door, he’d have had to bring a picnic lunch.
— Bill Anderson
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
As a diabetic, I’m a walking picnic. I have to eat measured amounts of food at certain times.
— Elaine Stritch
No, it is not only our fate but our business to lose innocence, and once we have lost that, it is futile to attempt a picnic in Eden.
— Elizabeth Bowen
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
It’s the picnic principle. Things taste better outdoors. And if it’s a forbidden thing, so much the better.
— Franny Billingsley
Did he annoy me? Yes, he was like a wasp at a picnic.
— Gary Barlow
Among the delights of Summer were picnics to the woods.
— Georg Brandes
Happiness: “You Bring Your Own Weather To The Picnic.”
— Gretchen Rubin
You bring your own weather to the picnic.
— Harlan Coben
I am not afraid to appear in Israel, although when I come to a place like Israel, I know it’s not a picnic by the Thames. I am aware of the tension and it saddens me.
— Ian Anderson
Unless you are at a picnic, life is no picnic.
— Jane Wagner
If life on Planet Earth was really supposed to be a picnic, we would all have been born clutching gingham tablecloths.
— Jonathan Cainer
I am a critic – as essential to the theatre as ants to a picnic.
— Joseph L. Mankiewicz
How did people get over this? They obviously did. Every day someone fell in love with the wrong person and had to pack up all their fragile, misguided hopes and unwanted affection, and move on to the next picnic table.
— Josh Lanyon
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
A food truce, the picnic suspension of oedipal feeling that permits the generations to love each other at family reunions.
— Karen Russell
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
Like the end of a picnic, all the weenies will be roasted.
— Kim Harrison
They remember when their parents went out there, had picnics on the Beck’s Mill grounds. It was the nostalgia of it.
— Larry Nelson
If ants are such busy workers, how come they find time to go to all the picnics?
— Marie Dressler
If youâ€™re going to enjoy the picnic that life really is, youâ€™d better learn to like yourself not despite your flaws and so-called deficits, but because of them.
— Paul Orfalea
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
Iâ€™ll affect you slowly as if you were having a picnic in a dream. There will be no ants. It wonâ€™t rain.
— Richard Brautigan
The examined life is no picnic.
— Robert Fulghum
Refreshing failures roll off the travel easel like ants from a picnic blanket.
— Sara Genn