Well, there are always those who cannot distinguish between glitter and glamour . . . the glamour of Isadora Duncan came from her great, torn, bewildered, foolhardy soul.
Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)
Source: New Yorker, 1928
Contributed by: Zaady
Her mind lives tidily, apart From cold and noise and pain, And bolts the door against her heart, Out wailing in the rain.
Source: Sunset Gun, 1928.
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.
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.
Excuse my dust.
Source: Alternative epitaph; in "While Rome Burns," "Our Mrs. Parker" by Alexander Woollcot, 1934.
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