What is social occasion?

Famous quotes containing the words occasion and/or social:

    On an occasion of this kind it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one’s mind. It becomes a pleasure.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    The infant’s first social achievement, then, is his willingness to let the mother out of sight without undue anxiety or rage, because she has become an inner certainty as well as an outer predictability.
    Erik H. Erikson (1904–1994)