Dorothy Parker

1893 - 1967

A Quote by Dorothy Parker on business, horses, and people

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?

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: Horsie

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on love

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Love is like quicksilver in the hand, Leave the fingers open and it stays, Clutch it, and it darts away.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker

Byron and Shelley and Keats Were a trio of lyrical treats.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: Sunset Gun, 1928

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on stupidity

I only require three things of a man. He must be handsome, ruthless and stupid.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker

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.

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on cities

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Of Los Angeles: Seventy-two suburbs in search of a city.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: Quoted in Leslie Halliwell, The Filmgoer's Book of Quotes, but it is attributed to others, also.

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on fame

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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.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on force and novelty

This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: book review

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on death, god, and meetings

Of Orson Welles: It's like meeting God without dying.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on justice and luck

Why is it no one ever sent me yet One perfect limousine, do you suppose? Ah no, it's always just my luck to get One perfect rose.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: One Perfect Rose.

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