Quotation by W.H. Auden

What people don't realize is that intimacy has its conventions as well as ordinary social intercourse. There are three cardinal rules—don't take somebody else's boyfriend unless you've been specifically invited to do so, don't take a drink without being asked, and keep a scrupulous accounting in financial matters.
W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907–1973), Anglo-American poet. "31 December, 1947," The Table Talk of W. H. Auden, comp. Alan Ansen, ed. Nicholas Jenkins (1990).
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