On why she missed a New Yorker, deadline: Somebody was using the pencil.
Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)
Source: The Years with Ross, by James Thurber, 1959.
Contributed by: Zaady
Of Los Angeles: Seventy-two suburbs in search of a city.
Source: Quoted in Leslie Halliwell, The Filmgoer's Book of Quotes, but it is attributed to others, also.
I'm never going to be famous. I don't do anything, not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don't even do that any more.
This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.
Source: book review
Of Orson Welles: It's like meeting God without dying.
Brevity is the soul of lingerie.
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.
Source: Enough Rope
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.
Then if my friendships break and bend, There's little need to cry The while I know that every foe Is faithful till I die.
Source: The Heel.
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