Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker was an American writer, poet, and critic. A fixture of 1920s literary society known for her acerbic wit and low opinion of romantic relationships, she became a member of the famous Algonquin Round Table.
Found 212 thoughts of Dorothy Parker

If you want to see what God thinks of money, just look at all the people He gave it to.

Dorothy Parker

You can lead a horticulture but you can't make her think.

Dorothy Parker

Gratitude - the meanest and most snivelling attribute in the world.

Dorothy Parker

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

Dorothy Parker

I require three things in a man. He must be handsome, ruthless and stupid.

Dorothy Parker

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

Dorothy Parker

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 nightlight. 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.

Dorothy Parker

If you're going to write, don't pretend to write down. It's going to be the best you can do, and it's the fact that it's the best you can do that kills you.

Dorothy Parker

All those writers who write about their childhood! Gentle God, if I wrote about mine you wouldn't sit in the same room with me.

Dorothy Parker

Look at him, a rhinestone in the rough.

Dorothy Parker

The sweeter the apple, the blacker the core. Scratch a lover and find a foe!

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

Salary is no object: I want only enough to keep body and soul apart.

Dorothy Parker

It's a small apartment, I've barely enough room to lay my hat and a few friends.

Dorothy Parker

I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isn't true.

Dorothy Parker

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

Dorothy Parker

Four be the things I am wiser to know: Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.

Dorothy Parker

Ducking for apples - change one letter and it's the story of my life.

Dorothy Parker

I am never going to be famous...I do not do anything. Not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don't even do that anymore.

Dorothy Parker

When asked to use the word 'horticulture' in a sentence: You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think.

Dorothy Parker

They sicken of the calm, who knew the storm.

Dorothy Parker

Work is the province of cattle.

Dorothy Parker

The only "ism" Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.

Dorothy Parker

The two most beautiful words in the English language are: 'Check Enclosed.'

Dorothy Parker

That woman speaks eight languages and can't say no in any of them.

Dorothy Parker
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