Dorothy Parker

1893 - 1967

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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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on correction and lies

He lies below, correct in cypress wood, And entertains the most exclusive worms.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: Epitaph for a Very Rich Man

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on heart and men

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Some men break your heart in two, Some men fawn and flatter, Some men never look at you; And that cleans up the matter.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: Experience.

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on emotion, sorrow, and tranquility

Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker

They sicken of the calm, who know the storm.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker

One more drink and I'll be under the host.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on emotion and play

Of Katharine Hepburn in play "The Lake," 1933: She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: quoted in A. Woollcott, While Rome Burns

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on good and women

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Most good women are hidden treasures who are only safe because nobody looks for them.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: Obituary, in "The New York Times," 8 Jun 1967.

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on friendship, good, justice, motherhood, pregnancy, and work

Telegram to a friend who had just become a mother after a prolonged pregnancy: Good work, Mary. We all knew you had it in you.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: While Rome Burns, Our Mrs. Parker, by Alexander Woollcott, 1934.

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