Dorothy Parker Quotes

Soldier, in a curious land All across a swaying sea, Take her smile and lift her hand – Have no guilt of me. Solider, when were soldiers true? If she’s kind and sweet and gay, Use the wish I send to you – Lie not lone til day! Only, for the nights that were, Soldier, […]

How do people go to sleep? I’m afraid I’ve lost the knack. I might try busting myself smartly over the temple with the night-light. 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.

When I admit neglect of Gissing, The say ‘You don’t know what you’re missing’ Until their arguments are subtler I think I’ll stick with Samuel Butler

On the works of Walter Savage Landor I am unfit to the write with candor. If you can read them, well and good But as for me, I never could.

Byron and Shelley and Keats Were a trio of lyrical treats. The forehead of Shelley was cluttered with curls, And Keats never was a descendant of earls, And Byron walked out with a number of girls, But it didn’t impair the poetical feats Of Byron and Shelley, Of Byron and Shelley, Of Byron and Shelley […]

The only ‘ism’ Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.

I suppose that now if I ever wrote a play about myself I’d be sued for plagiarism.

I cannot say that James Thurber’s work has progressed. No more than I could say that the new moon is more exquisite than the last one. I will not be so illiterate as to expand the perfect into the more perfect.

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

People are more fun than any body.