The hostess must be like the duck—calm and unruffled on the surface, and paddling like hell underneath. —Anonymous
In my experience, clever food is not appreciated at Christmas. It makes the little ones cry and the old ones nervous. —Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
One more drink and I'll be under the host. —Dorothy Parker
For the single woman, preparing for company means wiping the lipstick off the milk carton. —Elayne Boosler
Champagne has the taste of an apple peeled with a steel knife. —Aldous Huxley
From "Food for Thought" by Ian Makay (The Crossing Press, 1996)
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