Female announcer: Captain Oveur, white courtesy phone. Captain Clarence Oveur, white courtesy phone. Female announcer: [Oveur picks up the red phone] No, the white phone. Female announcer: Captain Oveur, white courtesy phone. Captain Clarence Oveur, ...Airplane!
Spread your courtesy across the door posts of everyone you know, but reserve your intimacy with the little trustworthy friends who are going where you are going. Get it simply: wide courtesy, narrow intimacy!Israelmore Ayivor
Passion and courtesy are two polar opposite traits that serve to balance each other into a full-blooded whole. Without socialization, passion is a crude barbarian, and without passion, the elegant and polite are dead. Allow both passion and courtesy ...The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
The rationale that etiquette should be eschewed because it fosters inequality does not ring true in a society that openly admits to a feverish interest in the comparative status-conveying qualities of sneakers. Manners are available to all, for free.Common Courtesy: In Which Miss Manners Solves the Problem That Baffled Mr. Jefferson
Nobody believes that the man who says, 'Look, lady, you wanted equality,' to explain why he won't give up his seat to a pregnant woman carrying three grocery bags, a briefcase, and a toddler is seized with the symbolism of idealism.Common Courtesy: In Which Miss Manners Solves the Problem That Baffled Mr. Jefferson
Nowadays, we never allow ourselves the convenience of being temporarily unavailable, even to strangers. With telephone and beeper, people subject themselves to being instantly accessible to everyone at all times, and it is the person who refuses to b...Common Courtesy: In Which Miss Manners Solves the Problem That Baffled Mr. Jefferson
Whatever one of us asked the other to do - it was assumed the asker would weigh all the consequences - the other would do. Thus one might wake the other in the night and ask for a cup of water; and the other would peacefully (and sleepily) fetch it. ...A Severe Mercy
One reason that the task of inventing manners is so difficult is that etiquette is folk custom, and people have emotional ties to the forms of their youth. That is why there is such hostility between generations in times of rapid change; their manner...Common Courtesy: In Which Miss Manners Solves the Problem That Baffled Mr. Jefferson