Dorothy Parker Quotes

They sicken of the calm, who know the storm.

I’ve been too fucking busy. And vice versa.

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

The affair between Margot Asquinth and Margot Asquinth will live as one of the prettiest love stories in all literature. (From her review in the New Yorker of the Autobiography of Margot Asquinth.)

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

At a party, a young woman allowed Dorothy Parker precede her entry to a room, cooing “Age before beauty”, to which Ms. Parker replied, “Pearls before swine.”

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.

Art is a form of catharsis.

Where’s the man could ease a heart, like a satin gown?

If I don’t drive around the park, I’m pretty sure to make my mark. If I’m in bed each night by ten, I may get back my looks again. If I abstain from fun and such, I’ll probably amount to much; But I shall stay the way I am, Because I do not give a […]