Elsa Maxwell Quotes

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Always laugh at yourself first—before others do.
Enemies to me are the sauce piquante to my dish of life.
— Elsa Maxwell


Don't try for wit. Settle for humor. You'll last longer.

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Keep your talent in the dark, and you'll never be insulted.
— Elsa Maxwell


Intolerance of mediocrity has been the main prop of my independence.


I make enemies deliberately.  They are the sauce piquante to my dish of life.


Tell the premier that for a party of mine, no one needs to carry a card. Just an invitation.
— Elsa Maxwell


Someone said that life is a party.  You join after it's started and you leave before it's finished.


Under pressure, people admit to murder, setting fire to the village church, or robbing a bank, but never to being bores.

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Good manners—the longer I live the more convinced I am of it—are a priceless insurance against failure and loneliness. And anyone can have them.


The wealthy...live in marble mausoleums surrounded by the suspicions and neuroses that have replaced the medieval moats which once isolated so-called aristocrats from reality.