Dorothy Parker

1893 - 1967

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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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 literature and love

The affair between Margot Asquinth and Margot Asquinth will live as one of the prettiest love stories in all literature.

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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