Dorothy Parker Quotes

She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), U.S. humorous writer. Quoted in obituary, Publishers Weekly (New York, June 19, 1967). Referring to Katharine Hepburn, in a theater review of The Lake.
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Enjoyed it! One more drink and I'd have been under the host.
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), U.S. humorous writer. Quoted in The Algonquin Wits, ed. Robert E. Drennan (1968). On being asked whether she had enjoyed a party.
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This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), U.S. humor writer. Quoted in The Algonquin Wits, ed. Robert E. Drennan (1968). Book review.
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Good work, Mary. We all knew you had it in you.
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), U.S. humorous writer. Quoted in While Rome Burns, "Our Mrs. Parker," Alexander Woollcott (1934). Telegram to a friend who had just become a mother after a prolonged pregnancy.
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Excuse my dust.
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), U.S. humorous writer. Quoted in While Rome Burns, "Our Mrs. Parker," Alexander Woollcott (1934). Suggested epitaph.
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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.
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), U.S. humorous writer. Quoted in While Rome Burns, "Our Mrs. Parker," Alexander Woollcott (1934).
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That woman speaks eighteen languages and can't say No in any of them.
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), U.S. humorous writer. Quoted in While Rome Burns, "Our Mrs. Parker," Alexander Woollcott (1934). Referring to a departing guest.
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It serves me right for putting all my eggs in one bastard.
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), U.S. humorous writer. quoted in You Might As Well Live, pt. 2, ch.3, John Keats (1970). On her abortion.
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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.
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), U.S. humorous writer. Résumé, Enough Rope (1926).
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Guns aren't lawful; Nooses give; Gas smells awful; You might as well live.
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), U.S. poet. Some Beautiful Letters (l. 5-8). . . Oxford Book of American Light Verse, The. William Harmon, ed. (1979) Oxford University Press.
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