Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Elsa Maxwell
(1883-1963) born on
May 24
US "writer, TV hostess, columnist". She was a famous Hollywood partier of the 1930's-50's.

Existence is a party. You join after its started and you leave before its finished.

The secret of my success is that no woman has ever been jealous of me.
"Serve the dinner backward, do anything but for goodness sake, do something weird."
"Giving parties is a trivial avocation, but it pays the dues for my union card in humanity."
I make enemies deliberately. They are the sauce piquante to my dish of life.


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "How To Do It, 1957"
R: "The Natives were Friendly, 1963"
A: "On entertaining; in NY "Herald Tribune," 2 Nov 63"
N: "In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989."
K: "NY "Journal-American," 2 Nov 63"

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