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Arlene Dahl

  • How can the world progress if women don't consider men ... the Man ... first?

  • In the rush of complex modern living, we have a tendency to laugh at the 'bring-Papa-his-pipe-and-slippers' approach to marriage — but most men are more than a little wistful at its demise. A man dreams of home as a haven and his wife as a romantic, fragrant creature whose most important goal in life is making him comfortable.

  • Never upstage a man. Don't top his joke, even if you have to bite your tongue to keep from doing it. Never launch loudly into your own opinions on a subject — whether it's petunias or politics. Instead, draw out his ideas to which you can gracefully add your footnotes from time to time.

  • You may know more about vintage wine than the wine steward, but if you're smart you'll let your man do the choosing and be ecstatic over his selection, even if it tastes like shampoo.

  • Every time you envy someone you use a muscle in your face to disadvantage. If you do it only once or twice, it can be erased. But over a period of years, those muscles will tighten your mouth, narrow your eyes, and help destroy your attractiveness.

  • Take each other for better or worse but not for granted.

Arlene Dahl, U.S. actor

(1925)

Full name: Arlene Carol Dahl.