Dorothy Parker

1893 - 1967

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 brevity and soul

Brevity is the soul of lingerie.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on drugs and pain

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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.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: Enough Rope

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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 death, faith, and needs

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.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: The Heel.

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