|The Summer Camp Infirmary, Maine Coast, Early-1980's|
"Fenwick in mid-February. Kate emerges from her morning dip in Long Island Sound, tiptoeing across the ice and snow. The thermometer outside the kitchen door registers 5 degrees, and brother Dick reports the windchill is 20 degrees below zero. She has been making these swims since she was five. 'Not everyone is lucky enough to understand how delicious it is to suffer,' she says. It is part of the old Yankee tradition handed down from her father. In warm weather she takes an ice-cold shower each morning."
- John Bryson, The Private World of Katharine Hepburn
"Our way of life resembled the one advocated by Sylvester Graham, the abstemious Presbyterian minister who invented graham crackers: 'hard mattresses, open bedroom windows, chastity, cold showers, loose clothing, pure water and vigorous exercise'."
- Tad Friend, Cheerful Money