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Amy Vanderbilt
(1908-1974) born on
Jul 22
US etiquette authority. She was the author of "Amy Vanderbilt's Complete Book of Etiquette," 1952, a book that has been called a "guide to gracious living."
         
   
F
We must learn which ceremonies may be breached occasionally at our convenience and which ones may never be if we are to live pleasantly with our fellow man.

R
Good manners have much to do with emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them.
A
Ceremony is-really a protection, too, in times of emotional involvement, particularly at death. If we have a social formula to guide us and do not have to extemporize, we feel better able to handle life.
N
[I am] a journalist in the field of etiquette. I try to find out what the most genteel people regularly do, what traditions they have discarded, what compromises they have made.
K
One face to the world, another at home makes for misery.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "New Complete Book of Etiquette," Introduction to pt. 1, 1963.
R: "New Complete Book of Etiquette," pt. 2, Introduction, 1963.
A: "New Complete Book of Etiquette," pt. 6, Introduction.
N: In "Newsweek," 11 Aug 1958.
K: In "The New Quotable Woman," by Elaine Partnow, 1992.
   


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