Cultural Exchange

Learning more about other cultures on the patio

I spent a half an hour trying to talk with them

A cultural Chernobyl. - Ariane Mnouchkine

Polite conversation is rarely either. - Fran Lebowitz

Is there no manners left among maids? - William Shakespeare

The elegance of honesty needs no adornment. - Merry Browne

The army is the true nobility of our country. - Napoleon III

There is no enlightenment outside daily life. - Thich Nhat Hanh

Political correctness is tyranny with manners. - Charlton Heston

Every love's the love before in a duller dress. - Dorothy Parker

Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age. - H L Mencken

There are so few who can grow old with a good grace. - Richard Steele

Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace. - Paul Theroux

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot. - Clarence Thomas

Pantomime is a big thing in the cultural calendar of my country. - Alan Cumming

Gossip is just news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress. - Liz Smith

Only ugly people need manners. The pretty can get away with anything. - Evelyn Waugh

There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress. - Joseph Addison

Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society. - William Thackeray

Other people have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis. - Brendan Behan

There are moments when Art almost attains to the dignity of manual labor. - Oscar Wilde

Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress. - Kiera Cass

Gentility is what is left over from rich ancestors after the money is gone. - John Ciardi

What other culture could have produced someone like Hemingway and not seen the joke? - Gore Vidal

Manners are especially the need of the plain. The pretty can get away with anything. - Evelyn Waugh

No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water. - Ernest Hemingway

I actually have a stash of wigs for Halloween. But only for that. Not to play dress-up. - Alexa Vega

A man's own good breeding is the best security against other people's ill manners. - Lord Chesterfield

Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of our superiority to all that befalls us. - Romain Gary

I don't really know much about pirates, or pirate culture. I'd be a contrarian pirate. - Todd Barry

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. - Aristotle

The moment of enlightenment is when a person's dreams of possibilities become images of probabilities. - Vic Braden

Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. - Abraham J. Heschel

God's blessings are dispensed according to the riches of his grace, not according to the depth of our faith. - Max Lucado

No change can come if those who are impacted the most by discrimination are not willing to stand up for themselves. - Zainab Salbi

Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing. - Alexander Wang

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. - John F Kennedy

The mind that lies fallow but a single day, sprouts up in follies that are only to be killed by a constant and assiduous culture. - Joseph Addison

Grace fills empty spaces, but it can only enter where there is a void to receive it, and it is grace itself which makes this void. - Simone Weil

You have to do what you love to do, not get stuck in that comfort zone of a regular job. Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it. - Lucinda Basset

If you think that nobility consists of having sixteen ancestors rather than merit, great Prince, then you may - and you may also praise or condemn me. - Franz Grillparzer

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