He who observes etiquette but objects to lying is like someone who dresses fashionably but wears no vest.
Author: Walter Benjamin (1982-1940)
Profession: German Critic, Philosopher
Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin.
Author: Quentin Crisp (1908)
Profession: British Author
A commercial society whose members are essentially ascetic and indifferent in social ritual has to be provided with blueprints and specifications for evoking the right tone for every occasion.
Author: Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980)
Profession: Canadian Communications Theorist
Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness.
Author: Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)
Profession: American Humorous Writer