Dorothy Parker

1893 - 1967

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

Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on health and money

Money cannot buy health, but I'd settle for a diamond-studded wheelchair.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: Writers at Work, 1956.

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

Said of a departing guest; in While Rome Burns, That woman speaks eighteen languages and can't say No in any of them.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: Our Mrs. Parker by Alexander Woollcot, 1934.

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on endurance, god, and people

People Who Do things, exceed my endurance; God, for a man that solicits insurance!

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: Sunset Gun, 1928.

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on misfortune and pity

Misfortune, and recited misfortune especially, may be prolonged to the point where it cases to excite pity and arouses only irritation.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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