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He also told me that a hostess should never apologise for any failure in her household arrangements, if there is a hostess there is insofar as there is a hostess no failure.

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Source Notes: The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (chapter 1, "Before I Came to Paris") (1933). This sentiment is attributed to Alice's father who is described as "a quiet man who took things quietly."

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Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874, in Pittsburgh - July 27, 1946) was an American writer, poet, feminist, playwright and catalyst in the development of modern art and literature, who spent most of her life in France.

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