Dorothy Parker

1893 - 1967

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 on humor and writing

On writing humor: There must be a magnificent disregard of your reader, for if he cannot follow you, there is nothing you can do about it.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on courage, criticism, discipline, humor, mind, and writing

On writing humor: There must be courage; there must be no awe. There must be criticism, for humor, to my mind, is encapsulated in criticism. There must be a disciplined eye and a wild mind.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on adultery, sharing, and vanity

On sharing space with Robert Benchley while working on "Vanity Fair," magazine: He and I had an office so tiny that an inch smaller and it would have been adultery.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: quoted in Malcolm Cowley ed Writers at Work, Viking 1958

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on army and path

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On Isadora Duncan: There was never a place for her in the ranks of the terrible, slow army of the cautious. She ran ahead, where there were no paths.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: New Yorker, 1928.

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on understanding

On lady novelists: As artists they're rot, but as providers they're oil wells; they gush. Norris said she never wrote a story unless it was fun to do. I understand Ferber whistles at her typewriter.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: Interview in Writers at Work (First Series, ed. by Malcolm Cowley, 1958).

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on day, divorce, husbands, and worry

Said of her husband on the day their divorce became final: Oh, don't worry about Alan. . . . Alan will always land on somebody's feet.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: You Might As Well Live, by John Keats, Pt. IV, Ch. 1, 1970.

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker

On the Yale prom: If all the girls attending it were laid end to end - I wouldn't be at all surprised.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: quoted in Alexander Woollcott, While Rome Burns

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on brevity and soul

Brevity is the soul of lingerie.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on drugs and pain

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Razors pain you; Rivers are damp; Acids stain you; And drugs cause cramp. Guns aren't lawful; Nooses give; Gas smells awful; You might as well live.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: Enough Rope

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