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 death and presidency

On being told of the death of former President Calvin Coolidge: How could they tell?

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: recalled on her death, June 7, 1967

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