Dorothy Parker Quotes

Dorothy Parker Quotes: It may be that this autobiography [Aimee Semple McPherson's] is set down in sincerity, frankness, and simple effort. It may be, too, that the Statue of Liberty is situated in Lake Ontario.
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Dorothy Parker Quote: The nowadays ruling that no word is unprintable has, I think, done nothing whatever for beautiful letters. The boys have gone hog-wild with liberty, yet the short flat terms used over and over, both in dialogue and narrative, add neither vigor nor clarity; the effect is not of shock but of something far more dangerous
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Quotes about Dorothy Parker: Travel, trouble, music, art, a kiss, a frock, a rhyme -- I never said they feed my heart, but still they pass my time.
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Quote about Dorothy Parker: I give her sadness and the gift of pain, a new moon madness and a love of rain.
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Dorothy Parker Sayings: My own dear love, he is strong and bold 	And he cares not what comes after. His words ring sweet as a chime of gold, 	And his eyes are lit with laughter. He is jubilant as a flag unfurled - 	Oh, a girl, she'd not forget him. My own dear love, he is all my world - 	And I wish I'd never met him.
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Dorothy Parker Saying: On lady novelists: As artists they're rot, but as providers they're oil wells; they gush. Norris said she never wrote a story unless it was fun to do. I understand Ferber whistles at her typewriter.
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Sayings about Dorothy Parker: Authors and actors and artists and such - Never know nothing, and never know much.
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Saying about Dorothy Parker: There was always something immensely comic to her in the thought of living elsewhere than New York. She could not regard as serious proposals that she share a western residence.
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Dorothy Parker Quotes: I misremember who first was cruel enough to nurture the cocktail party into life. But perhaps it would be not too much to say, in fact it would be not enough to say, that it was not worth the trouble.
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Dorothy Parker Quote: How do people go to sleep? I'm afraid I've lost the knack. I might try busting myself smartly over the temple with the night-light. 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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Quotes about Dorothy Parker: If I don't drive around the park, I'm pretty sure to make my mark. If I'm in bed each night by ten, I may get back my looks again. If I abstain from fun and such, I'll probably amount to much; But I shall stay the way I am, Because I do not give a damn.
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Quote about Dorothy Parker: All I need is room enough to lay a hat and a few friends.
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Dorothy Parker Sayings: [On being shown an apartment by a real estate agent:] Oh, dear, that's much too big. All I need is room enough to lay a hat and a few friends.
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Dorothy Parker Saying: You don't want a general houseworker, do you? Or a traveling companion, quiet, refined, speaks fluent French entirely in the present tense? Or an assistant billiard-maker? Or a private librarian? Or a lady car-washer? Because if you do, I should appreciate your giving me a trial at the job. Any minute now, I am going to become one of the Great Unemployed. I am about to leave literature flat on its face. I don't want to review books any more. It cuts in too much on my reading.
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Sayings about Dorothy Parker: Should they whisper false of you, Never trouble to deny; Should the words they say be true, Weep and storm and say they lie.
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Saying about Dorothy Parker: I had been fed, in my youth, a lot of old wives' tales about the way men would instantly forsake a beautiful woman to flock around a brilliant one. It is but fair to say that, after getting out in the world, I had never seen this happen.
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Dorothy Parker Quotes: The nowadays ruling that no word is unprintable has, I think, done nothing whatever for beautiful letters. ... Obscenity is too valuable a commodity to chuck around all over the place; it should be taken out of the safe on special occasions only.
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Dorothy Parker Quote: I like to think of my shining tombstone. It gives me, as you might say, something to live for.
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