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Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)
US author, humorist, poet, & wit [more author details]
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A little bad taste is like a nice dash of paprika.
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Dorothy Parker
Brevity is the soul of lingerie.
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Dorothy Parker
I don't care what is written about me so long as it isn't true.
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Dorothy Parker
I might repeat to myself slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound - if I can remember any of the damn things.
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Dorothy Parker
I've never been a millionaire but I just know I'd be darling at it.
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Dorothy Parker
If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised.
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Dorothy Parker
If wild my breast and sore my pride,
I bask in dreams of suicide,
If cool my heart and high my head
I think "How lucky are the dead.
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Dorothy Parker
If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.
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Dorothy Parker
Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.
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Dorothy Parker
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
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Dorothy Parker
This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.
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Dorothy Parker
That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.
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Dorothy Parker, 'But the One on the Right,' in New Yorker, 1929
They sicken of the calm, who knew the storm.
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Dorothy Parker, 'Fair Weather,' Sunset Gun, 1928
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
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Dorothy Parker, (attributed)
I'm never going to be famous. My name will never be writ large on the roster of Those Who Do Things. I don't do any thing. Not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don't even do that any more.
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Dorothy Parker, Here Lies (1939), "The Little Hours"
Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
A medley of extemporanea;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
And I am Marie of Romania.
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Dorothy Parker, Not So Deep as a Well (1937), "Comment"
Men seldom make passes
At girls who wear glasses.
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Dorothy Parker, Not So Deep as a Well (1937), "News Item"
She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.
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Dorothy Parker, speaking of Katharine Hepburn

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