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β€œIt is a fact of life that people give dinner parties, and when they invite you, you have to turn around and invite them back. Often they retaliate by inviting you again, and you must then extend another invitation. Back and forth you go, like Ping-Pong balls, and what you end up with is called social life.”

β€œDinner Parties,” in Home Cooking (New York: HarperPerennial, 2000) [reissued edition], 95.
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