She was always pleased to have him come and never sorry to see him go.
Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)
Source: Laments for the Living, 1929
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
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.
Source: While Rome Burns, Our Mrs. Parker, by Alexander Woollcott, 1934.
His voice was as intimate as the rustle of sheets.
Source: Enough Rope, 1927.
Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.
Money cannot buy health, but I'd settle for a diamond-studded wheelchair.
Source: Writers at Work, 1956.
Said of a departing guest; in While Rome Burns, That woman speaks eighteen languages and can't say No in any of them.
Source: Our Mrs. Parker by Alexander Woollcot, 1934.
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