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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The affair between Margot Asquinth and Margot Asquinth will live as one of the prettiest love stories in all literature.
They sicken of the calm, who know the storm.
One more drink and I'll be under the host.
Of Katharine Hepburn in play "The Lake," 1933: She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.
Source: quoted in A. Woollcott, While Rome Burns
Most good women are hidden treasures who are only safe because nobody looks for them.
Source: Obituary, in "The New York Times," 8 Jun 1967.
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.
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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