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dorothy parker Quotes

Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness.
tags: right
— 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.
— Dorothy Parker
Now I know the things I know, and I do the things I do; and if you do not like me so, to hell, my love, with you!
tags: hell
— Dorothy Parker
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires.
tags: children child
— Dorothy Parker
Take me or leave me; or, as is the usual order of things, both.
— Dorothy Parker
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
tags: curiosity
— Dorothy Parker
I like best to have one book in my hand, and a stack of others on the floor beside me, so as to know the supply of poppy and mandragora will not run out before the small hours.
tags: book
— Dorothy Parker
There's a hell of a distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.
tags: truth hell
— Dorothy Parker
If you wear a short enough skirt, the party will come to you.
— Dorothy Parker
The cleverest woman on earth is the biggest fool on earth with a man.
tags: men women earth fools
— Dorothy Parker
If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second-greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first-greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they're happy.
tags: present friends young
— Dorothy Parker
It turns out that, at social gatherings, as a source of entertainment, conviviality, and good fun, I rank somewhere between a sprig of parsley and a single ice-skate.
tags: fun
— Dorothy Parker
I hate writing, I love having written.
tags: hate writing
— Dorothy Parker
Never throw mud: you can miss the target, but your hands will remain dirty.
— Dorothy Parker
Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
tags: time
— Dorothy Parker
The only dependable law of life - everything is always worse than you thought it was going to be.
tags: thoughts law
— Dorothy Parker
Years are only garments, and you either wear them with style all your life, or else you go dowdy to the grave.
tags: year
— Dorothy Parker
If you want to know what God thinks about money, just look at the people He gives it to.
tags: people god money
— Dorothy Parker
Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.
tags: eyes wild mind creativity
— Dorothy Parker
The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.
— Dorothy Parker
Of course I talk to myself. I like a good speaker, and I appreciate an intelligent audience.
tags: appreciate
— Dorothy Parker
If I didn't care for fun and such, I'd probably amount to much, but I shall stay the way I am, because I do not give a damn.
tags: fun care
— Dorothy Parker
What ever beauty may be it has for its basis order and for its essence unity Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.
tags: beauty
— Dorothy Parker
Misfortune, and recited misfortune especially, can be prolonged to the point where it ceases to excite pity and arouses only irritation.
— Dorothy Parker
The Monte Carlo casino refused to admit me until I was properly dressed so I went and found my stockings, and then came back and lost my shirt.
tags: lost
— Dorothy Parker
I regret to say that during the first act of this, I fell so soundly asleep that the gentleman who brought me piled up a barricade of overcoat, hat, stick, and gloves between us to establish a separation in the eyes of the world, and went into an impersonation of A Young Man Who Has Come to the Theater Unaccompanied.
tags: men world young regret eyes
— Dorothy Parker
Bewildered is the fox who lives to find that grapes beyond reach can be really sour.
tags: live
— Dorothy Parker
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.
tags: work friends mother
— Dorothy Parker
Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.
tags: friendship
— Dorothy Parker
I hate almost all rich people, but I think I'd be darling at it.
tags: people hate
— Dorothy Parker
I'm not a writer with a drinking problem, I'm a drinker with a writing problem.
tags: problem drinking writing
— Dorothy Parker
That woman speaks eighteen languages, and can't say 'No' in any of them.
tags: women language
— Dorothy Parker
Four be the things I am wiser to know: Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe. Four be the things I'd been better without: Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt. Three be the things I shall never attain: Envy, content, and sufficient champagne. Three be the things I shall have till I die: Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.
tags: laughter friends sorrow curiosity doubt eyes envy hope
— Dorothy Parker
Writing well is the best revenge.
tags: revenge writing
— Dorothy Parker
This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.
tags: novel
— Dorothy Parker
A hangover is the wrath of grapes.
— Dorothy Parker
Don't look at me in that tone of voice.
— Dorothy Parker
You can't teach an old dogma new tricks.
— Dorothy Parker
Every year, back comes Spring, with nasty little birds yapping their fool heads off and the ground all mucked up with plants.
tags: year fools
— Dorothy Parker
By the time you swear you're his, Shivering and sighing. And he vows his passion is, Infinite, undying. Lady make note of this - One of you is lying.
tags: time lying passion
— Dorothy Parker
dorothy parker
Birth    : August 22, 1893
Death  : June 7, 1967
Occupation  : Poet