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)
Contributed by: Zaady
Love is like quicksilver in the hand, Leave the fingers open and it stays, Clutch it, and it darts away.
Byron and Shelley and Keats Were a trio of lyrical treats.
Source: Sunset Gun, 1928
I only require three things of a man. He must be handsome, ruthless and stupid.
On why she missed a New Yorker, deadline: Somebody was using the pencil.
Source: The Years with Ross, by James Thurber, 1959.
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.
On being told of the death of former President Calvin Coolidge: How could they tell?
Source: recalled on her death, June 7, 1967
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