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    Dorothy Parker Quotes

    American author, humorist, poet, & wit

    Quotes by Dorothy Parker

    • A little bad taste is like a nice dash of paprika.
    • Brevity is the soul of lingerie.
    • I don't care what is written about me so long as it isn't true.
    • 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.
    • I've never been a millionaire but I just know I'd be darling at it.
    • If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised.
    • 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.
    • If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.
    • Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.
    • The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
    • This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.
    • That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.
      'But the One on the Right,' in New Yorker, 1929
    • They sicken of the calm, who knew the storm.
      'Fair Weather,' Sunset Gun, 1928
    • The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
    • 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.
      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.
      Not So Deep as a Well (1937), "Comment"
    • Men seldom make passes At girls who wear glasses.
      Not So Deep as a Well (1937), "News Item"
    • She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.
      speaking of Katharine Hepburn
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