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.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
People Who Do things, exceed my endurance; God, for a man that solicits insurance!
Source: Sunset Gun, 1928.
The sweeter the apple, the blacker the core - Scratch a lover, and find a foe!
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. . . .
Source: Constant Reader, ch. 22, 1970.
I don't know much about being a millionaire, but I'll bet I'd be darling at it.
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