Dorothy Parker

1893 - 1967

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 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 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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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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