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They may talk of a comet, or a burning mountain, or some such bagatelle; but to me a modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.  ~Oliver Goldsmith

On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet
To chase the glowing hours with flying feet.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Chaperons don't enforce morality; they force immorality to be discreet.  ~Judith Martin

Just around the corner in every woman's mind - is a lovely dress, a wonderful suit, or entire costume which will make an enchanting new creature of her.  ~Wilhela Cushman

The invention of the teenager was a mistake.  Once you identify a period of life in which people get to stay out late but don't have to pay taxes - naturally, no one wants to live any other way.  ~Judith Martin

Dance till the stars come down from the rafters
Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop.
~W.H. Auden

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"  ~Robin Williams

I ran up the door, opened the stairs, said my pajamas and put on my prayers - turned off my bed, tumbled into my light, and all because he kissed me goodnight!  ~Author Unknown

Teenagers complain there's nothing to do, then stay out all night doing it.  ~Bob Phillips

There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good.  ~Edwin Denby

Where's the man could ease a heart
Like a satin gown?
~Dorothy Parker, "The Satin Dress"

Adolescence is a period of rapid changes.  Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years.  ~Author Unknown

Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.  ~Arnold H. Glasow

We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.  ~Japanese Proverb

You can tell a child is growing up when he stops asking where he came from and starts refusing to tell where he is going.  ~Author Unknown

Nobody cares if you can't dance well.  Just get up and dance.  ~Dave Barry

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dancing is wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it.  ~Christopher Morley, Kitty Foyle

There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.  ~Vicki Baum

Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another.  ~Author Unknown

My father told me all about the birds and the bees, the liar - I went steady with a woodpecker till I was twenty-one.  ~Bob Hope

Men are those creatures with two legs and eight hands.  ~Jayne Mansfield

Never let the little head do the thinking for the big head.  ~Author unknown, advice to teenage boys, quoted in Friendly Advice compiled by Jon Winokur

It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.  ~Marlene Dietrich

The best rule of friendship is to keep your heart a little softer than your head.  ~Author Unknown

Friends are relatives you make for yourself.  ~Eustache Deschamps

The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.  ~Gwyneth Paltrow

Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs.  ~Ovid

The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.  ~Blaise Pascal

You know when you have found your prince because you not only have a smile on your face but in your heart as well.  ~Author Unknown

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.  ~Author Unknown

Most glorious night!
Thou wert not sent for slumber!
~Lord Byron, Childe Harold

Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience - unless they are still up.  ~Ellen Goodman

Budget: a mathematical confirmation of your suspicions.  ~A.A. Latimer

I am having an out of money experience.  ~Author Unknown

And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares that infest the day
Shall fold their tents like the Arabs
And as silently steal away.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Day Is Done

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.  ~Berthold Auerbach

You are the music while the music lasts.  ~T.S. Eliot

That money talks
I'll not deny,
I heard it once:
It said, "Goodbye."
~Richard Armour

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.  ~Hopi Indian Saying

It's spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!  ~Mark Twain

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.  ~William Shakespeare

Do not follow where the path may lead.  Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.  ~From the television show The Wonder Years

Life moves pretty fast.  If you don't stop to look around once in a while you could miss it.  ~From the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off

How did it get so late so soon?
It's night before it's afternoon.
December is here before it's June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?
~Dr. Seuss

We do not remember days; we remember moments.  ~Cesare Pavese, The Burning Brand

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.  ~John Lennon

There are big ships and small ships.  But the best ship of all is friendship.  ~Author Unknown

It is indeed ironic that we spend our school days yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days.  ~Isabel Waxman

If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she's late?  Nobody.  ~J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye

Dancing is the perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.  ~Author Unknown

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.  ~e.e. cummings

It kills you to see them grow up.  But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.  ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

Your children tell you casually years later what it would have killed you with worry to know at the time.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

Beauty... when you look into a woman's eyes and see what is in her heart.  ~Nate Dircks

Beauty comes in all sizes, not just size 5.  ~Roseanne

If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt.  ~Thomas Carlyle

A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.  ~Eudora Welty

Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.  ~Author Unknown


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