Quotations The Best Dorothy Parker Quotes  

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A list of the best Dorothy Parker quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Dorothy Parker quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Dorothy Parker quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Dorothy Parker should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Dorothy Parker quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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

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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

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

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

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This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force. Dorothy Parker

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

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You can lead a whore to culture but you can't make her think. Dorothy Parker

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

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Hollywood money isn't money. It's congealed snow, melts in your hand, and there you are. Dorothy Parker

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

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Scratch a lover, and find a foe. Dorothy Parker

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There's a helluva distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words. Dorothy Parker

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

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Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness. Dorothy Parker

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They sicken at the calm that know the storm. Dorothy Parker

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This book is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force. Dorothy Parker

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The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires. Dorothy Parker

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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

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I don’t care what is written about me so long as it isn’t true. Dorothy Parker

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Brevity is the soul of lingerie. Dorothy Parker

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Why is it no one ever sent me yet one perfect limousine, do you suppose? Ah no, it's always just my luck to get one perfect rose. Dorothy Parker

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

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It's not the tragedies that kill us, it's the messes. Dorothy Parker

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Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words. Dorothy Parker

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He -- Robert Benchley and I had an office so tiny that an inch smaller and it would have been adultery. Dorothy Parker

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Drink, and dance and laugh and lie, love the reeling midnight through, for tomorrow we shall die! (But, alas, we never do.) Dorothy Parker

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I can't talk about Hollywood. It was a horror to me when I was there and it's a horror to look back on. I can't imagine how I did it. When I got away from it I couldn't even refer to the place by name. Out there, I called it. Dorothy Parker

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Good work, Mary. We all knew you had it in you. Dorothy Parker

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Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion. Dorothy Parker

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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

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Where's the man could ease a heart, like a satin gown? Dorothy Parker

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Art is a form of catharsis. Dorothy Parker

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Work is the province of cattle. Dorothy Parker

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Gratitude -- the meanest and most sniveling attribute in the world. Dorothy Parker