Dorothy Parker

1893 - 1967

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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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

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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