Dorothy Parker

1893 - 1967

A Quote by Dorothy Parker

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

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on good and judgment

That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: "But the One on the Right,' in New Yorker, 1929.

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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 friendship, good, justice, motherhood, pregnancy, and work

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.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: While Rome Burns, Our Mrs. Parker, by Alexander Woollcott, 1934.

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker

His voice was as intimate as the rustle of sheets.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: Enough Rope, 1927.

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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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