Dorothy Parker

1893 - 1967

A Quote by Dorothy Parker

Excuse my dust.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: Alternative epitaph; in "While Rome Burns," "Our Mrs. Parker" by Alexander Woollcot, 1934.

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on etiquette

Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: "Mrs. Post Enlarges on Etiquette," in The New Yorker, 31 Dec 1927.

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on good and judgment

That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: "But the One on the Right,' in New Yorker, 1929.

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on life, love, and songs

Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, A medley of extemporanea; And love is a thing that can never go wrong And I am Marie of Roumania.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: Enough Rope

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on bravery and doctors

Said after she had been seriously ill: The doctors were very brave about it.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: Journal of the American Medical Association, 194:211, 1965.

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on assumptions

If, with the literate, I am Impelled to try an epigram, I never seek to take the credit; We all assume that Oscar said it.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: A Pig's-Eye View of Literature: Oscar Wilde.

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on departure, guests, and women

Said of a departing guest: That woman speaks eighteen languages and can't say No in any of them.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on language and words

The two most beautiful words in the English language are "check enclosed."

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on children and home

The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant - and let the air out of their tires.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on separation

There was nothing separate about her days, Like drops upon a window-pane, they ran together and trickled away. . .

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: Laments for the Living, 1929.

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