Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

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.""

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.

"Good manners have much to do with emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them."
"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."
"[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."
"One face to the world, another at home makes for misery."


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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