He lies below, correct in cypress wood, And entertains the most exclusive worms.
Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)
Source: Epitaph for a Very Rich Man
Contributed by: Zaady
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
They sicken of the calm, who know the storm.
One more drink and I'll be under the host.
Of Katharine Hepburn in play "The Lake," 1933: She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.
Source: quoted in A. Woollcott, While Rome Burns
Most good women are hidden treasures who are only safe because nobody looks for them.
Source: Obituary, in "The New York Times," 8 Jun 1967.
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.
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