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Dorothy Parker

1893-1967 ,  American writer, poet, satirist, critic
Dorothy ParkerAmerican short story writer, poet, critic and satirist. 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.
Following the breakup of the circle, Parker traveled to Hollywood to pursue screenwriting. Her successes there, including two Academy Award nominations, were curtailed when her involvement in left-wing politics led to a place on the Hollywood blacklist.

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

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

It's not the tragedies that kill us; it's the messes.

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

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

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

Heterosexuality is not normal, it's just common.

I hate writing, I love having written.

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

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

I was always sweet, at first. Oh, it's so easy to be sweet to people before you love them.

But I don't give up; I forget why not.

His voice was as intimate as the rustle of sheets.

Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.

I'm not a writer with a drinking problem, I'm a drinker with a writing problem.

Writing is the art of applying the ass to the seat.

Quotes in Verse

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.

Men seldom make passes
At girls who wear glasses.

Four be the things I'd have been better without: love, curiosity, freckles and doubt.

You think You're frightening me with Your hell, don't You? You think Your hell is worse than mine.

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A hangover is the wrath of grapes.


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