Quotation by Robert Benchley

What is the disease which manifests itself in an inability to leave a party—any party at all—until it is all over and the lights are being put out?... I suppose that part of this mania for staying is due to a fear that, if I go, something good will happen and I'll miss it. Somebody might do card tricks, or shoot somebody else.
Robert Benchley (1889–1945), U.S. writer, humorist. My Ten Years in a Quandary and How They Grew, "Toddling Along," Harper & Brothers (1936).
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