Quotes of the Day for 14 May 2002 – The Prom
I've had a couple of requests from high-school students anticipating the Senior Prom. I'm not sure I really have a good response - those memories of teenage romance that I haven't ruthlessly repressed are few, not to mention embarrassing. But don't let me throw cold water on your plans if you've rented that tux or bought a new dress.
I thought that spring must last forevermore: For I was young and loved, and it was May.
- Vera Brittain
No, this trick won't work. How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?
- Albert Einstein
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenaged boys.
- P. J. O'Rourke
Do not choose your wife at a dance, but in the field among the harvesters.
- Czech proberb
Competition can damage self-esteem, create anxiety, and lead to cheating and hurt feelings. But so can romantic love.
- Mariah Burton Nelson
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