Quotes of Dorothy Parker

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

- Dorothy Parker

“ The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ If wild my breast and sore my pride, I bask in dreams of suicide, If cool my heart and high my head I think "How lucky are the dead. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, A medley of extemporanea; And love is a thing that can never go wrong; And I am Marie of Romania. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, A medley of extemporanea; And love is a thing that can never go wrong; And I am Marie of Romania. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ 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

“ Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ I hate writing, I love having written. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ Money cannot buy health, but I’d settle for a diamond-studded wheelchair. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ Age before beauty, and pearls before swine. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ They sicken of the calm who know the storm. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ They sicken of the calm who know the storm. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ Where’s the man that could ease a heart like a satin gown? ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ Take me or leave me; or, as is the usual order of things, both. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ Heterosexuality is not normal, it’s just common. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ Lips that taste of tears, they say, Are the best for kissing. ”

- Dorothy Parker

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

- Dorothy Parker

“ By the time you swear you’re his, Shivering and sighing. And he vows his passion is, Infinite, undying. Lady make note of this — One of you is lying. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ In youth, it was a way I had, To do my best to please. And change, with every passing lad To suit his theories. But now I know the things I know And do the things I do, And if you do not like me so, To hell, my love, with you. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ By the time you swear you're his, Shivering and sighing. And he vows his passion is, Infinite, undying. Lady make note of this One of you is lying. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ Inventory: "Four be the things I am wiser to know: Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe. Four be the things I'd been better without: Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt. Three be the things I shall never attain: Envy, content, and sufficient champagne. Three be the things I shall have till I die: Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ I won't telephone him. I'll never telephone him again as long as I live. He'll rot in hell, before I'll call him up. You don't have to give me strength, God; I have it myself. If he wanted me, he could get me. He knows where I am. He knows I'm waiting here. He's so sure of me, so sure. I wonder why they hate you, as soon as they are sure of you. ”

- Dorothy Parker

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

- Dorothy Parker

“ The sun's gone dim, and the moon's gone black. For I loved him, and he didn't love back. ”

- Dorothy Parker
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