Dorothy Parker

1893 - 1967

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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A Quote by Dorothy Parker

One more drink and I'll be under the host.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on emotion and play

Of Katharine Hepburn in play "The Lake," 1933: She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: quoted in A. Woollcott, While Rome Burns

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on good and women

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Most good women are hidden treasures who are only safe because nobody looks for them.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: Obituary, in "The New York Times," 8 Jun 1967.

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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

The sweeter the apple, the blacker the core - Scratch a lover, and find a foe!

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on men, wives, women, world, and youth

I had been fed, in my youth, a lot of old wives' tales about the way men would instantly forsake a beautiful woman to flock around a brilliant one. It is but fair to say that, after getting out in the world, I had never seen this happen. . . .

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: Constant Reader, ch. 22, 1970.

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker

I don't know much about being a millionaire, but I'll bet I'd be darling at it.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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