“None of the seven is really good, for the excellent reason that Australian children never are.” ― Ethel Turner, Seven Little Australians.

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[On the socialites in New York in the Nineties who devoted themselves to politics, charities, and other volunteer work:]

I never knew but one woman who devoted her life exclusively to the social game. She ended her days arranging dinner parties with paper dolls, a breakdown pitiful to watch. 

Margaret Case Harriman

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