Dorothy Parker Quotes
Most popular Dorothy Parker Quotes
Art is a form of catharsis.
Innocence is a desirable thing.
Scratch a lover, and find a foe.
Brevity is the soul of lingerie.
Any stigma will do to beat a dogma.
You can't teach an old dogma new tricks.
They sicken of the calm, who knew the storm.
[We look like] a road company of the last supper.
I was the Toast of Two Continents: Greenland and Australia.
Lips that taste of tears, they say Are the best for kissing.
Lips that taste of tears, they say,Are the best for kissing.
Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.
Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.
Wit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words.
I require three things in a man: he must be handsome, ruthless, and stupid.
If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.
This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.
Four be the things I'd have been better without: love, curiosity, freckles and doubt.
Go to the Martin Beck Theatre and watch Katherine Hepburn run the gamut of emotions from A to B.
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.
Years are only garments, and you either wear them with style all your life, or else you go dowdy to the grave.
There was never a place for her in the ranks of the terrible, slow army of cautious. She ran ahead, where there were no path.
Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness.
There's a hell of a distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.
Razors pain you; Rivers are damp; Acids stain you; And drugs cause cramp. Guns aren't lawful; Nooses give; Gas smells awful; You might as well live.
And there was that wholesale libel on a Yale prom. If all the girls attending it were laid end to end, Mrs. Parker said, she wouldn't be at all surprised.
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.