The Collected Dorothy Parker Quotes

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The Collected Dorothy Parker The Collected Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
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“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
“I like best to have one book in my hand, and a stack of others on the floor beside me, so as to know the supply of poppy and mandragora will not run out before the small hours.”
Dorothy Parker, The Collected Dorothy Parker
“Prince or commoner, tenor or bass,
Painter or plumber or never-do-well,
Do me a favor and shut your face -
Poets alone should kiss and tell.”
Dorothy Parker, The Collected Dorothy Parker
“Now to me, Edith looks like something that would eat her young.”
Dorothy Parker, The Collected Dorothy Parker
“Bewildered is the fox who lives to find that grapes beyond reach can be really sour.”
Dorothy Parker, The Collected Dorothy Parker
“God, the bitter misery that reading works into this world! Everybody knows that - everbody who IS everybody. All the best minds have been off reading for years. Look at the swing La Rouchefoucauld took at it. He said that if nobody had ever learned to read, very few people would be in love. Good for you, La Rouchefoucauld; nice going, boy. I wish I’d never learned to read.”
Dorothy Parker, The Collected Dorothy Parker
“I am at just that interesting age where i cannot keep out of things. I, too, must be in the know; I, too, must quote and sigh and nod wisely.”
Dorothy Parker, The Collected Dorothy Parker
“They are sad books, filled with sad and skinless people. There are some who do not like such books. The world, too, is crowded with the sorrowful and the sensitive. There are many who do not like such a world.”
Dorothy Parker, The Collected Dorothy Parker