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.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Misfortune, and recited misfortune especially, may be prolonged to the point where it cases to excite pity and arouses only irritation.
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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