From my hero, Dorothy Parker:
Dorothy Parker was attempting to go through a doorway at the same time as the glamorous socialite and playwright Clare Boothe Luce.
“Age before beauty” said Luce while yielding the way. “And pearls before swine,” replied Parker while gliding through the doorway.
When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. - George Santayana