Dorothy Parker

1893 - 1967

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

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

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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