Excuse my dust.
Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)
Source: Alternative epitaph; in "While Rome Burns," "Our Mrs. Parker" by Alexander Woollcot, 1934.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
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.
He lies below, correct in cypress wood, And entertains the most exclusive worms.
Source: Epitaph for a Very Rich Man
Some men break your heart in two, Some men fawn and flatter, Some men never look at you; And that cleans up the matter.
Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion.
On the Yale prom: If all the girls attending it were laid end to end - I wouldn't be at all surprised.
Source: quoted in Alexander Woollcott, 'While Rome Burns'
She was always pleased to have him come and never sorry to see him go.
Source: Laments for the Living, 1929
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