If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.
Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Source: quoted in Malcolm Cowley ed Writers at Work, Viking 1958
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.
Source: New Yorker, 1928.
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.
Source: Interview in Writers at Work (First Series, ed. by Malcolm Cowley, 1958).
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.
Source: You Might As Well Live, by John Keats, Pt. IV, Ch. 1, 1970.
On the Yale prom: If all the girls attending it were laid end to end - I wouldn't be at all surprised.
Source: quoted in Alexander Woollcott, While Rome Burns
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.
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.
All I say is, nobody has any business to go around looking like a horse and behaving as if it were all right. You don't catch horses going around looking like people, do you?
Love is like quicksilver in the hand, Leave the fingers open and it stays, Clutch it, and it darts away.
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