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“Conversation is a form of play, and, like any play, it is give-and-take. Turn it into a lecture or a solo performance — and you lose!”
“You have to take some of your good time to any social gathering.”
“There are many [people] who have not learned to leave a house under their own steam. Sometimes they get as far as the outer threshold, drape themselves against the door jamb, and then show signs of becoming a fixture. ... Once you have declared you are going or have risen to go, behave as if you had an immediate engagement.”
Eleanor Boykin, U.S. writer, editor of Vogue
(1892 - 1984)
Name: Eleanor “Effie” Boykin.