by Maxwell Tielman FACEBOOK TWITTER PINTEREST Jordan says: June 2, 2014 at 11:10 am Is this really true? If another man or woman looks right to me–even though I’ve already made a serious commitment to one that I want to keep for life–are they right? Is a new outfit I cannot afford–even though it looks good on my body–right for me? Sometimes nicely packaged quotes whisk us away in their nice sounds, but if we think about them, they really don’t make sense for the way we want to live. Sometimes it’s good to bring light to that. There’s got to be a better compass to live by than just acting on things that feel right. Reply Emily says: June 2, 2014 at 11:37 am Oh dear…I’ve known people who’ve brought a lot of sorrow and difficulty to others by living that way. Reply Amy Azzarito says: June 2, 2014 at 11:50 am Emily & Jordan – Dorothy Draper was referring to making decorating decisions. The quotation is from her book “Decorating is Fun!: How to Be Your Own Decorator.” She is saying if it looks right, go with your gut as in “I love the pink coffee table who cares if it matches anything else, it looks great to me.” Amy Reply Jordan says: June 2, 2014 at 11:53 am Thanks for the clarification, Amy! Reply Elizabeth Thankful Shannon says: June 2, 2014 at 12:27 pm She’s a very cold, detached character, so the quote works for her in every aspect of her life, and that’s why it’s such a great quote. It is either or completely vapid, depending on where you aim it. Reply Julie says: June 2, 2014 at 12:34 pm Morals based on feelings? No thank you. Everyone being led by their feelings is a recipe for chaos and moral decay. It sounds so pretty though if you don’t put any thinking into it. Reply Grace Bonney says: June 2, 2014 at 3:25 pm Julie Most of Dorothy’s comments that we see thee days were in reference to aesthetics and interior design. I have a feeling that’s what she’s talking about here (and so are we). Grace Reply Emily says: June 2, 2014 at 2:06 pm Oh – that is completely different! I’m so glad you clarified. Sometimes you all talk about life philosophies, so I assumed this was under that category. Reply Angelo says: June 10, 2014 at 8:36 am :-D Oh this is funny! How much a sentence can create different reactions (and a lot of dissent) according to its context. Anyway, in this case I think it could be right for both decoration and life or moral choices (come on, be flexible guys). As long as I don’t hurt anybody of course. One more thing, it would be nice to have the source when you quote someone (btw thanks, Amy). Reply Sarah says: June 11, 2014 at 9:47 am I think some people are confusing Dorothy Draper with the fictional Betty Draper :) Reply baguspedia says: July 26, 2014 at 9:23 am its cool word… great job dorothy… Reply LEAVE A COMMENT Cancel reply Comment Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.