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It strikes me as bad manners for a magazine to accept one of my advertisements and then attack it editorially - like inviting a man to dinner then spitting in his eye.
Manners are of such great consequence to the novelist that any kind will do. Bad manners are better than no manners at all, and because we are losing our customary manners, we are probably overly conscious of them; this seems to be a condition that produces writers.
Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners.
H Jackson Brown Jr
Yes, but also one of the problems for a novelist in Ireland is the fact that there are no formal manners. I mean some people have beautiful manners but there's no kind of agreed form of manners.
You can get through life with bad manners, but it's easier with good manners.
To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself
Manners are of more importance than laws... Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe in.
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.
The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones
Wendell L Willkie
I have a respect for manners as such, they are a way of dealing with people you don't agree with or like
Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself.
Good manners are appreciated as much as bad manners are abhorred.
Bryant H McGill
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