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  • The fact is, the cocktail party has much in its favor. Going to one is a good way of indicating that you're still alive and about, if such is the case, and that you're glad other people are, without having to spend an entire evening proving it.

  • ... nations decay from within more often than they surrender to outward assault.

  • The world of dance is a natural world from which civilization has divorced many of us by making it appear remote — something reserved for the few who have a special talent.

  • Apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion.

  • ... it's a feeling of ice miles running under your blades, the wind splitting open to let you through, the earth whirling around you at the touch of your toe, and speed lifting you off the ice far from all things that can hold you down.

  • I sometimes think it's a mistake to have been happy when one was a child. One should always want to go on, not back.

  • The child has a primary need to be regarded and respected as the person he really is at any given time, and as the center — the central actor — in his own activity.

  • ... a person born Irish bears somewhat of a curse, / But not to be Irish is a fate even worse.