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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Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness.
Source: "Mrs. Post Enlarges on Etiquette," in The New Yorker, 31 Dec 1927.
That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.
Source: "But the One on the Right,' in New Yorker, 1929.
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.
Source: Enough Rope
Said after she had been seriously ill: The doctors were very brave about it.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Association, 194:211, 1965.
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.
Source: A Pig's-Eye View of Literature: Oscar Wilde.
Said of a departing guest: That woman speaks eighteen languages and can't say No in any of them.
The two most beautiful words in the English language are "check enclosed."
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant - and let the air out of their tires.
There was nothing separate about her days, Like drops upon a window-pane, they ran together and trickled away. . .
Source: Laments for the Living, 1929.
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