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Party quotes can be relatable and hilarious. Movies, interviews, and books brought some of the best party quotes under the spotlight. 

From party animal quotes to never-drinking-again short monologues, this list illustrates the most iconic things that have been said and done in party culture.

1. “I’m all about nightlife. I live during the night.” – Jackson Rathbone 

2. “In nightlife you can become a star, while in the daytime you can just be a nobody.” – Eddy de Clercq 

3. “Good parties create temporary youthfulness.” – Mason Cooley

4. “Me? I go wherever the wind blows…and wherever the whiskey shots are half price.” – Nicki Elson, Three Daves 

5. “Never be the first to arrive at a party or the last to go home and never, never be both.” – David Brown 

6. “If you ain’t losing your mind, you ain’t partying right.” – Young Jeezy 

7. “Never miss a party…good for the nerves–like celery.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald 

8. “Nightlife is when everybody says what the hell and you do not remember who paid the bill.” – Ernest Hemingway 

9. “For me nightlife is like everyday life’s mirror.” – Eddy de Clercq 

10. “I worry about a lot of things, but I don’t worry about achievements. I worry primarily about whether there are nightclubs in Heaven.” – Tom Waits 

11. “I personally would rather be a partygoer than a party-thrower.” – Emily Henderson 

12. “I go out partying to figure out exactly who I’m making music for. You can’t just guess.” – will.i.am 

13. “Puerto Rico is one of those places you can be as quiet or as crazy as you want, because there’s so much nightlife. I have to take the craziness carefully.” – Bruce Forsyth 

14. “A good city is like a good party. People don’t want to leave early.” – Jan Gehl 

15. “If you want to be a party animal, you have to learn to live in the jungle.” – Kelly LeBrock 

16. “We always play clubs. It’s not something that I feel above. Those are my favorite shows because they’re intimate, they’re tight, their sweaty, they’re hot. You’re close to the people. Those are my favorites.” – Joan Jett 

17. “Live for today, plan for tomorrow, party tonight, party tonight.” – Drake 

18. “I am thankful for the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends.” – Nancie J. Carmody 

19. “Never miss a party if you can make it!” – Sam Berns 

20. “Drink and dance and laugh and lie, Love, the reeling midnight through, For tomorrow we shall die! (But, alas, we never do.)” – Dorothy Parker 

21. “I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” – Ron White 

22. “Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.” – Frank Sinatra

23. “When you’re the most happening person at the party, it’s time to leave” – Kelly Cutrone

24. “I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs.” – Andy Warhol 

25. “The road goes on forever and the party never ends.” – Robert Earl Keen 

26.”When all else fails, throw a party!” – Eugene Walter 

27. “Enjoy your life…let loose, party hard and just have a good time” – Demi Lovato 

28. “I love the mix of people who hang out at nightclubs now. Their individuality is an inspiration to me. The music they listen to, the clothes they wear and the way they wear them defines a street style that I love.” – Donatella Versace 

29. “I think people look at dance music and see it as kind of a bad thing, and bad people hang out in nightclubs, but it never felt that way for me. Growing up in Chicago, music was the thing that saved me, that kept me on the straight and narrow.” – Kaskade 

30. “Wine is constant proof that God loves us and likes to see us happy.” – Benjamin Franklin 

31. “Hear no evil, speak no evil, and you won’t be invited to cocktail parties.” – Oscar Wilde 

32. “If I go to a nightclub, even if the music is good, if the sound system is not, I don’t stay.” – Eric Ripert 

33. “Who’s to say what a ‘literary life’ is? As long as you are writing often, and writing well, you don’t need to be hanging-out in libraries all the time. Nightclubs are great literary research centers. So is Ibiza!” – Roman Payne 

34. “Dancing – that’s really what I do at parties. I dance and I hang out with friends. That’s my partying.” – Rebecca Black 

35. “Here’s to the nights we don’t remember and the friends we won’t forget.” – Lee Brice

36. “The party don’t start till I walk in.” – Kesha 

37. “I’m gonna party, see how intoxicated I can get and how many rules I can flaunt. That’s my motto.” –  H.G. Bissinger

38. “You know another word for “party”? Celebration. You know another word for “celebrate”? Have f——ing fun. Make f——ing merry.” – George Saunders 

39. “No party is complete without cocktails! My friends all have different tastes when it comes to their drink of choice, so I like to maintain a well-stocked bar with different kinds of alcohol to keep everyone happy.” – Khloe Kardashian 

40. “I love going out. I love partying.” – Kit Harington

41. “Party spirit enlists a man’s virtues in the cause of his vices.” – Richard Whately 

42. “I always think the opening moments of a party are the hardest before everyone has had enough to drink.” – Stephanie Clifford 

43. “Anytime I’m at a club or a party, I’m dancing from beginning to end.” – Agnes Bruckner 

44. “A little party never killed nobody.” – Fergie

45. “At every party, there are two kinds of people – those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.” – Ann Landers

46. “Every time a champagne bottle pops, a party angel gets its wings.” – Terri Guillemets 

47. “It is easy to decide on what is wrong to wear to a party, such as deep-sea diving equipment or a pair of large pillows, but deciding what is right is much trickier.” – Lemony Snicket

48. “Partying means drinking.” – Ron Currie 

49. “Parties are the nightly ritual of the sophisticated society.” – Dominick Dunne 

50. “Study hard, but party harder.” – Nicole Polizzi 

51. “When you work hard…it’s only fair that you party hard.” – Conor Maynard 

52.”One cannot have too large a party.” – Jane Austen

53. “The party doesn’t have to stop just because the desert has been served.” – David Burtka 

54. “My saving grace was that I always knew when to leave the party.” – Iman Abdulmajid 

55. “Why party like it is 1999 when you can party like it is your birthday?” – Prince 

56. “If you’re not invited to the party, throw your own.” – Diahann Carroll 

57. “A holiday cocktail party is where some stranger will learn more about you in an hour than your spouse has learned in a lifetime.” – Robert Brault 

58. “There is nothing like the camaraderie that one has with fellow drinkers. It is a club you never leave once you join. Well, willingly or easily.” – Lynda Bellingham 

59. “The stars glittered in the sky and as the number of people at the party grew there were merging conversations and laughter and bodies moving in outlines around the kegs of beer in a curtsy of youth.” – Daniel Amory, Minor Snobs 

60. “I love the nightlife. I like to boogie.” – Greg Proops 

61. “In nightlife you can do anything you want, because that is the fantasy life, the opposite of your daily life. Everything – except violence – is tolerated. And that is why it is so surrealistic in a way.” – Eddy de Clercq 

62. “It’s Friday and I’m ready to swing. Pick up my girls and hit the party scene.” – Aaliyah 

63. “If you can handle a nightclub audience successfully, you can handle anything.” – Judy Holliday 

64. “If you were to come out and hang out with me, just having fun at a nightclub or a party, that’s kind of the version of Harland you’d get – silly, kind of always saying wacky things.” – Harland Williams 

65. “I was used to dancing, but only when someone told you what to do. So in the nightclub I was all over the place, I combined everything. Street dance, modern dance, a bit of jazz and ballet, I was Twyla Tharp, I was Alvin Ailey, I was Michael Jackson. I didn’t care, I was free.” – Madonna Ciccone 

66. “Night to night, doing the clubs is a lot of fun too because you have a lot more freedom and you don’t have to worry about swearing or going off the script or going long or going short. If you bomb, only a handful of people see it. On TV, a lot of people see it.” – Gary Gulman 

67. “L.A., its nice, but I think of sunshine and people on rollerblades eating sushi. New York, I think of nighttime, I think of Times Square and Broadway and nightlife and the city that never sleeps.” – Jimmy Fallon 

68. “I still enjoy doing the things I’ve always done, like going to a monthly dance party at a club downtown.” – Tamara Tunie 

69. “This was a time frame when dance music and clubs were having a real impact on culture, and it had an impact on me.” – Tori Amos 

70. “If you want an interesting party sometime, combine cocktails and a fresh box of crayons for everyone.” – Robert Fulghum

71. “Always take a banana to a party, Rose, bananas are good.” – “Doctor Who” The Girl in the Fireplace 

72. “It ain’t a party til something gets broken.” – Charlie Sheen 

73. “I’m a DJ. I get the party started.” – Avicii 

74. “The party don’t stop, til the casket drop.” – Lil’ Kim 

75. “When the clock Tick Tocks the party never stops!” – Kesha 

76. “Spontaneity and instincts are key factors to a memorable party.” – Mia Moretti 

77. “When you’re gay every party is a bad sweater party.” – Gary Gulman 

78. “It’s not a party until the fire department shows up.” – Thom FIlicia 

79. “If you give a party, you better give it right.” – Aby Rosen 

80. “It’s my party and I’ll die if I want to!” – Robert Patrick 

81. “One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.” – George Carlin 

82. “The best part of a party is getting dressed to go.” – Nan Kempner 

83. “The party’s just getting started. This is where the fun starts.” – Kobe Bryant 

84. “Last night I let the party get the best of me.” – Wiz Khalifa 

85. “You should always leave the party 10 minutes before you actually do.” – Gary Larson 

86. “I want to party in space because I make alien music.” – David Guetta 

87. “I drink to make other people more interesting.” – Ernest Hemingway 

88. “New Orleans is awake all night, and every night is a party.” – Kodi Smit-McPhee 

89. “I doubt if you can have a truly wild party without liquor.” – Carl Sandburg 

90. “She’s afraid that if she leaves, she’ll become the life of the party.” – Groucho Marx 

91. “Dance till the stars come down from the rafters. Dance, dance, dance till you drop.” – W.H. Auden 

92. “I like to know what I’m celebrating before I put on a party hat.” – Margaret Haddix 

93. “You know, party every day until 6 a.m. and then sleep during the day.” – Svetlana Kuznetsova

94. “Every few years I’ll party way too much to remind myself what an idiot I am.” – Jeff Ament

95. “Live for today, plan for tomorrow, party tonight, party tonight.”– Drake

96. “There is no night life in Spain. They stay up late but they get up late. That is not night life. That is delaying the day.” – Ernest Hemingway

97. “This is what gay nightlife is: It’s about building an image. You are constantly in proprioception where you’re clocking your own movement through space constantly.” – Bowen Yang

98. “Clubs are so lame. Nobody even dances at these clubs. They stand around and get drunk and they schmooze. There is no enjoyment factor.” – Shia LaBeouf

99. “In a nightclub, the women’s loos are not just the women’s loos; they’re where temporary female friendships are forged.” – Lolly Adefope

100. “It doesn’t matter what you look like! I mean if you have a hunchback, just throw a little glitter on it, honey, and go dancing.” –  James St. James

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