Dorothy Parker

1893 - 1967

A Quote by Dorothy Parker on friendship, good, justice, motherhood, pregnancy, and work

Telegram to a friend who had just become a mother after a prolonged pregnancy: Good work, Mary. We all knew you had it in you.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: "While Rome Burns," Our Mrs. Parker, by Alexander Woollcott, 1934.

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on chance and day

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It costs me never a stab nor squirm To tread by chance upon a worm. 'Aha, my little dear,' I say, 'Your clan will pay me back one day.'

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: 'Thought for a Sunshiny Morning.' Sunset Gun

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on god, justice, money, and people

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker

When told she was very outspoken: Outspoken by whom?

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: attributed

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on men

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Men seldom make passes At girls who wear glasses.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: Enough Rope

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on lies, passion, and time

By the time you swear you're his, Shivering and sighing, And he vows his passion is Infinite, undying - Lady make note of this: One of you is lying.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: Unfortunate Coincidence

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker

On naming her canary 'Onan'; referring to Genesis, 38:9: Because he spills his seed on the ground.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on birds and plants

Every year, back comes Spring, with nasty little birds yapping their fool heads off and the ground all mucked up with plants.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on birds

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Every year back spring comes, with nasty little birds, yapping their fool heads off.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker

Suggested epitaph for her own tombstone: This is on me.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: You Might As Well Live, Pt 1. Ch 5, by J. Keats, 1970.

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