Her mind lives tidily, apart From cold and noise and pain, And bolts the door against her heart, Out wailing in the rain.
Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)
Source: Sunset Gun, 1928.
Contributed by: Zaady
On being told of the death of former President Calvin Coolidge: How could they tell?
Source: recalled on her death, June 7, 1967
At age seventy: If I had any decency, I'd be dead. Most of my friends are.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
Speech to American Horticultural Society; when challenged to use horticulture in a sentence: You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think.
Source: You Might as Well Live.
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.
Source: One Perfect Rose.
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.
Four be the things I'd been better without: Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.
Source: Enough Rope, 1927.
Four things I am wiser to know: Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.
Every love is the love before In a duller dress.
Source: Death and Taxes
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