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Eleanor Boykin

  • 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.