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.
Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)
Source: You Might as Well Live.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
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.
Source: New Yorker, 1928
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.
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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