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“The cure for boredom is curiosity.
There is no cure for curiosity.”
Dorothy Parker
“Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.”
Dorothy Parker
“If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.”
Dorothy Parker
“The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.”
Dorothy Parker
“This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.”
Dorothy Parker, The Algonquin Wits
“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
Résumé
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, Enough Rope
“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, The Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker
“Heterosexuality is not normal, it's just common.”
Dorothy Parker
“I don't know much about being a millionaire, but I'll bet I'd be darling at it.”
Dorothy Parker
“Don't look at me in that tone of voice.”
Dorothy Parker
“I hate writing, I love having written.”
Dorothy Parker
“I like to have a martini,
Two at the very most.
After three I'm under the table,
after four I'm under my host.”
Dorothy Parker, The Collected Dorothy Parker
“Tell him I was too fucking busy-- or vice versa.”
Dorothy Parker
“What fresh hell is this?”
Dorothy Parker, The Portable 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, The Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker
“They sicken of the calm who know the storm.”
Dorothy Parker, Sunset Gun: Poems
“You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think.”
Dorothy Parker, You Might as Well Live: The Life and Times of 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
“If I didn't care for fun and such,
I'd probably amount to much.
But I shall stay the way I am,
Because I do not give a damn.”
Dorothy Parker, Enough Rope
“Brevity is the soul of lingerie.”
Dorothy Parker, While Rome Burns
“This wasn't just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it."

[Women Know Everything!]”
Dorothy Parker
“She was pleased to have him come and never sorry to see him go.”
Dorothy Parker
“I require three things in a man: he must be handsome, ruthless, and stupid.”
Dorothy Parker
“Take me or leave me; or, as is the usual order of things, both.”
Dorothy Parker
“And if my heart be scarred and burned,
The safer, I, for all I learned.”
Dorothy Parker, Sunset Gun: Poems
“That woman speaks eighteen languages, and can't say 'No' in any of them.”
Dorothy Parker, While Rome Burns
“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, The Portable 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, The Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker
“Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.”
Dorothy Parker

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