Amy Vanderbilt Quotes

 

I am a journalist in the field of etiquette. I try to find out what the most genteel people regularly do, what traditions they have discarded, what compromises they have made.

— Amy Vanderbilt

Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them.

— Amy Vanderbilt

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

The modern rule is that every woman should be her own chaperone.

— Amy Vanderbilt

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