Quotations From AMY VANDERBILT

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  • We must learn which ceremonies may be breached occasionally at our convenience and which ones may never be if we are to live pleasantly with our fellow man.
    Amy Vanderbilt (1908-1974), U.S. hostess, author. New Complete Book of Etiquette, pt. 1, introduction (1963).
  • Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them.
    Amy Vanderbilt (1908-1974), U.S. hostess, author. Introduction, pt. 2, New Complete Book of Etiquette (1963).
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