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Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide, but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly.

Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) Dutch humanist and theologian.

I am for those who believe in loose delights, I share the midnight orgies of young men, I dance with the dancers and drink with the drinkers.

Walt Whitman (1819-1892) American poet.

Like other parties of the kind, it was first silent, then talky, then argumentative, then disputatious, then unintelligible, then altogether, then inarticulate, and then drunk. When we had reached the last step of this glorious ladder, it was difficult to get down again without stumbling.

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.

Enjoyed it! One more drink and I'd have been under the host.

Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) U.S. short-story writer and poet.

Drink, and dance and laugh and lie, love the reeling midnight through, for tomorrow we shall die! (But, alas, we never do.)

Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) U.S. short-story writer and poet.

Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools, I have always looked for a great beauty: they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall.

Jean Paul (1763-1825) German novelist and humorist.