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Dorothy Parker Quotes: "And there was that poor sucker Flaubert rolling around on his floor for three days looking for the right word."

And there was that poor sucker Flaubert rolling around on his floor for three days looking for the right word.




Dorothy Parker Quotes: "You can't teach an old dogma new tricks."

You can't teach an old dogma new tricks.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "The sun's gone dim, and the moon's gone black. For I loved him, and he didn't love back."

The sun's gone dim, and the moon's gone black. For I loved him, and he didn't love back.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "Poisons pain you Rivers are damp Acid stains you And drugs cause cramp. Guns aren't lawful Nooses give Gas smells awful You might as well live."

Poisons pain you Rivers are damp Acid stains you And drugs cause cramp. Guns aren't lawful Nooses give Gas smells awful You might as well live.




Dorothy Parker Quotes: "Where's the man could ease the heart Like a satin gown?"

Where's the man could ease the heart Like a satin gown?



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "Three be the things I shall never attain: Envy, content, and sufficient champagne."

Three be the things I shall never attain: Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "I don't know much about being a millionaire but I'll bet I'd be darling at it."

I don't know much about being a millionaire but I'll bet I'd be darling at it.




Dorothy Parker Quotes: "Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it and it darts away."

Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it and it darts away.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "It cost me never a stab nor squirm To tread by chance upon a worm. 'Aha my little dear' I say 'Your clan will pay me back one day.'"

It cost me never a stab nor squirm To tread by chance upon a worm. 'Aha my little dear' I say 'Your clan will pay me back one day.'



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "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."

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.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses."

Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "One more drink and I'd have been under the host."

One more drink and I'd have been under the host.




Dorothy Parker Quotes: "Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone."

Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "And if my heart be scarred and burned, The safer, I, for all I learned."

And if my heart be scarred and burned, The safer, I, for all I learned.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "They sicken of the calm who know the storm."

They sicken of the calm who know the storm.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "Hold your pen and spare your voice."

Hold your pen and spare your voice.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to."

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "Women and elephants never forget."

Women and elephants never forget.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "Where unwilling dies the rose Buds the new another year."

Where unwilling dies the rose Buds the new another year.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "The two most beautiful words in the English language are 'cheque enclosed."

The two most beautiful words in the English language are 'cheque enclosed.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "Why, that dog is practically a Phi Beta Kappa. She can sit up and beg, and she can give her paw -- I don't say she will but she can."

Why, that dog is practically a Phi Beta Kappa. She can sit up and beg, and she can give her paw -- I don't say she will but she can.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "Men seldom make passes At girls who wear glasses."

Men seldom make passes At girls who wear glasses.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "They sicken of the calm that know the storm."

They sicken of the calm that know the storm.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "This wasn't just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it."

This wasn't just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment."

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 Quotes: "Lips that taste of tears they say are the best for kissing."

Lips that taste of tears they say are the best for kissing.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant - and let the air out of the tires."

The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant - and let the air out of the tires.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "He and I had an office so tiny that an inch smaller and it would have been adultery."

He and I had an office so tiny that an inch smaller and it would have been adultery.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity."

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B."

She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.




Dorothy Parker Quotes: "If all the girls attending [the Yale prom] were laid end to end, I wouldn't be at all surprised."

If all the girls attending [the Yale prom] were laid end to end, I wouldn't be at all surprised.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "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."

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.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "There was never a place for her in the ranks of the terrible slow army of the cautious. She ran ahead where there were no paths."

There was never a place for her in the ranks of the terrible slow army of the cautious. She ran ahead where there were no paths.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "I shudder at the thought of men....I'm due to fall in love again"

I shudder at the thought of men....I'm due to fall in love again



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "You think You're frightening me with Your hell, don't You? You think Your hell is worse than mine."

You think You're frightening me with Your hell, don't You? You think Your hell is worse than mine.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. Always it believes that something good is about to come off, and it must hurry to meet it."

London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. Always it believes that something good is about to come off, and it must hurry to meet it.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "There's life for you. Spend the best years of your life studying penmanship and rhetoric and syntax and Beowulf and George Eliot, and then somebody steals your pencil."

There's life for you. Spend the best years of your life studying penmanship and rhetoric and syntax and Beowulf and George Eliot, and then somebody steals your pencil.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "They sicken of calm who know the storm."

They sicken of calm who know the storm.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "I find her anecdotes more efficacious than sheep-counting, rain on a tin roof, or alanol tablets.... you will find me and Morpheus, off in a corner, necking."

I find her anecdotes more efficacious than sheep-counting, rain on a tin roof, or alanol tablets.... you will find me and Morpheus, off in a corner, necking.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "Brevity is the soul of lingerie."

Brevity is the soul of lingerie.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship."

Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "I hate writing, I love having written."

I hate writing, I love having written.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "Be you wise and never sad, You will get your lovely lad.Never serious be, nor true, And your wish will come to you--And if that makes you happy, kid, You'll be the first it ever did."

Be you wise and never sad, You will get your lovely lad.Never serious be, nor true, And your wish will come to you--And if that makes you happy, kid, You'll be the first it ever did.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "I shall stay the way I am Because I do not give a damn."

I shall stay the way I am Because I do not give a damn.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "Work is the province of cattle."

Work is the province of cattle.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "Money cannot buy health, but I'd settle for a diamond-studdedwheelchair."

Money cannot buy health, but I'd settle for a diamond-studdedwheelchair.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "Now to me, Edith looks like something that would eat her young."

Now to me, Edith looks like something that would eat her young.



Dorothy Parker Quotes: "Yet, as only New Yorkers know, if you can get through the twilight, you'll live through the night."

Yet, as only New Yorkers know, if you can get through the twilight, you'll live through the night.