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


  2. 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.


  3. I shall stay the way I am because I do not give a damn.


  4. You can lead a whore to culture but you can't make her think.




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


  6. I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isn't true.


  7. It serves me right for putting all my eggs in one bastard.


  8. Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion.


  9. Art is a form of catharsis.


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


  11. Brevity is the soul of lingerie.


  12. Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch is, and it darts away.


  13. They sicken at the calm that know the storm.


  14. Scratch a lover, and find a foe.

    • love

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


  16. The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.


  17. Drink, and dance and laugh and lie, love the reeling midnight through, for tomorrow we shall die! (But, alas, we never do.)


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


  19. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.


  20. This book is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force.


  21. Travel, trouble, music, art, A kiss, a frock, a rhyme - I never said they feed my heart, But still they pass my time.


  22. I don't know much about being a millionaire, but I'll bet I'd be darling at it.


  23. The two most beautiful words in the English language are: Check Enclosed.


  24. She was pleased to have him come and never sorry to see him go.


  25. 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.

    • apathy

  26. By the time you swear you're his, Shivering and sighing, And he vows his passion is Infinite, undying - Lady, make a note of this: One of you is lying.


  27. I require three things in a man. He must be handsome, ruthless, and stupid.


  28. 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.


  29. If you're going to write, don't pretend to write down. It's going to be the best you can do, and it's the fact that it's the best you can do that kills you.


  30. She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.




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What are the best humor quotes by Dorothy Parker?


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

    • beauty

    Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.

    • humor

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

    • god

    Every year, back comes Spring, with nasty little birds yapping their fool heads off and the ground all mucked up with plants.


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

    • humor

    There's a helluva distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.

    • humor

    Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.

    • humor

    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.


    Why is it no one sent me yet one perfect limousine, do you suppose? Ah no, it's always just my luck to get one perfect rose.

    • humor

    Take me or leave me; or, as is the usual order of things, both.

    • humor

    And there was that poor sucker Flaubert rolling around on his floor for three days looking for the right word.


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What are the best love quotes by Dorothy Parker?


    Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch is, and it darts away.

    • love

    Scratch a lover, and find a foe.

    • love

    Once when I was young and true, Someone left me sad- Broke my brittle heart in two; And that was very bad. Love is for unlucky folk. Love is but a curse. Once there was a heart I broke; And that, I think, is worse.

    • love

    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.


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What are the best suicide quotes by Dorothy Parker?


    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.

    • suicide

    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.

    • suicide

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What are the best apathy quotes by Dorothy Parker?


    I shall stay the way I am because I do not give a damn.

    • apathy

    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.

    • apathy

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What are the best fashion quotes by Dorothy Parker?


    Brevity is the soul of lingerie.

    • fashion

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

    • fashion

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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.

  • suicide

Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness.


Money cannot buy health, but I'd settle for a diamond-studded wheelchair.


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

  • parties



He Robert Benchley and I had an office so tiny that an inch smaller and it would have been adultery.


Oh seek, my love, your newer way; I'll not be left in sorrow. So long as I have yesterday Go take your damned tomorrow!


They sicken of the calm, who knew the storm.


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

  • humor

Some men break your heart in two, Some men fawn and flatter, Some men never look at you; And that cleans up the matter.

  • men

Every year, back comes Spring, with nasty little birds yapping their fool heads off and the ground all mucked up with plants.

  • spring

Why is it no one ever sent me yet one perfect limousine, do you suppose? Ah no, it's always just my luck to get one perfect rose.


That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.


Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.

  • humor

I never see the prettiest thing -A cherry bough gone white with Spring -But what I think, How gay 'twould beTo hang me from a flowering tree.

  • death

You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think.


Out in Hollywood, where the streets are paved with Goldwyn, the word


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


All I say is, nobody has any business to go around looking like a horse and behaving as if it were all right. You don't catch horses going around looking like people, do you?


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

  • innuendo

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


Good work, Mary. We all knew you had it in you.


There's a helluva distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.

  • humor

Gratitude -- the meanest and most sniveling attribute in the world.


Work is the province of cattle.


Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, a medley of extemporanea, And love is a thing that can never go wrong, and I am Marie of Romania.


Why is it no one sent me yet one perfect limousine, do you suppose? Ah no, it's always just my luck to get one perfect rose.

  • humor

He'd have given me rolling lands, Houses of marble, and billowing farms, Pearls, to trickle between my hands, Smoldering rubies, to circle my arms. You- you'd only a lilting song, Only a melody, happy and high, You were sudden and swift and strong- Never a thought for another had I. He'd have given me laces rare, Dresses that glimmered with frosty sheen, Shining ribbons to wrap my hair, Horses to draw me, as fine as a queen. You- you'd only to whistle low, Gayly I followed wherever you led. I took you, and I let him go- Somebody ought to examine my head!


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

  • fashion

And there was that poor sucker Flaubert rolling around on his floor for three days looking for the right word.

  • flaubert

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!


They laid their hands upon my head, They stroked my cheek and brow; And time could heal a hurt, they said, And time could dim a vow. And they were pitiful and mild Who whispered to me then; The heart that breaks in April, child; Will mend in May again. Oh, many a mended heart they knew; So old they were, and wise. And little did they have to do To come to me with lies! Who flings me silly talk of May Shall meet a bitter soul; For June was nearly spent away Before my heart was whole.


Every year, back come Spring, with nasty little birds yapping their fool heads off and the ground all mucked up with plants.


Once when I was young and true, Someone left me sad- Broke my brittle heart in two; And that was very bad. Love is for unlucky folk. Love is but a curse. Once there was a heart I broke; And that, I think, is worse.

  • love

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.

  • courtship

When I get up in the morning I brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.


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.


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.

  • drinking

If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised.


All I have to be thankful for in this world is that I was sitting down when my garter busted.


I can't talk about Hollywood. It was a horror to me when I was there and it's a horror to look back on. I can't imagine how I did it. When I got away from it I couldn't even refer to the place by name. Out there, I called it.


Take me or leave me; or, as is the usual order of things, both.

  • humor

Hollywood money isn't money. It's congealed snow, melts in your hand, and there you are.

  • hollywood

They sicken of the calm who know the storm.


The friends I made have slipped and strayed. And who's the one that cares A trifling lot and best forgot - And that's my tale, and theirs. Then if my 'friendships break and bend There's little need to cry The while I know that every foe Is faithful till I die.'


Oh, it is sure as it is sad That any lad is every lad, And what's a girl, to dare implore Her dear be hers forevermore? Though he be tried and he be bold, And swearing death should he be cold, He'll run the path the others went.... But you, my sweet, are different.


The two most beautiful words in the English language are cheque enclosed


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