--Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
"Since the 20th, we have both given up drinking . . . It is really much better. You are bored more, but the pain stops when you leave the bores; you don’t hate them next morning for causing your hangover."
--Christopher Isherwood, The Sixties, Diaries, 1960-1969
"Who is benefited by telegrams? The newspapers are robbed of all their old interest, and the very soul of intrigue is destroyed."
--Anthony Trollope, The Way We Live Now (1875)
"As the years went by the monkey face—admittedly with the help of surgery—was transformed into an ethereal mask, which had nothing to do with nature but satisfied the demands of decoration."
--Beverley Nichols, The Sweet and the Twenties