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Quotations: Prom Night
Being in Love
NOTE: Some of the quotes on this page were submitted to me by visitors, and not all have been verified for original source or wording. I'm working hard to confirm everything, but in the meantime please be aware of the possibility for errors. —ღ Terri, March 2021
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...
~Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, 1812
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.
Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" ~Robin Williams
I climbed up the door and opened the stairs,
Said my pajamas and put on my prayers,
Then I turned off the bed and crawled into the light
All because you kissed me goodnight!
Teenagers complain there's nothing to do, then stay out all night doing it. ~Bob Phillips, unverified
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 twelve and seventeen, for example, a parent ages as much as twenty years. ~Henny Youngman, c. 1960s
Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath. ~Arnold H. Glasow
We're fools whether or not we dance, so we may as well dance. ~Author unknown
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, c. 1970s
Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. ~Dave Barry, "25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years," Dave Barry Turns 50, 1998, davebarry.com
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."
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, Tom Sawyer, Detective
April dress'd in all his trim
Hath put a spirit of youth in every thing...
[M]emory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you wish to never lose. ~Bob Brush
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
We do not remember days, we remember moments. ~Cesare Pavese
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
Dancing is the perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire. ~Author Unknown
It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't. ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams, 1990
Beauty... when you look into a woman's eyes and see what is in her heart. ~Nate Dircks
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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