The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.

โ€” Dorothy Parker

The most romantic Dorothy Parker quotes that will inspire your inner self

The only dependable law of life - everything is always worse than you thought it was going to be.

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

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Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.

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Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.

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If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second-greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first-greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they're happy.

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If you wear a short enough skirt, the party will come to you.

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Brevity is the soul of lingerie.

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You can't teach an old dogma new tricks.

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I hate writing, I love having written.

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If you don't have anything nice to say, come sit by me.

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I'm not a writer with a drinking problem, I'm a drinker with a writing problem.

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

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About Dorothy Parker

Quotes 340 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Poet
Birthday August 22, 1893

Q: What's the difference between an enzyme and a hormone? A: You can't hear an enzyme.

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

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

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A hangover is the wrath of grapes.

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If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

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I was the toast of two continents: Greenland and Australia.

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

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

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I canโ€™t write five words but that I change seven.

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

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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.

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If all the young ladies who attended the Yale promenade dance were laid end to end, no one would be the least surprised.

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Woman wants monogamy; Man delights in novelty. Love is woman's moon and sun; Man has other forms of fun. Woman lives but in her lord; Count to ten, and man is bored. With this the gist and sum of it, What earthly good can come of it?

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

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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.

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I'm never going to accomplish anything;

that's perfectly clear to me. I'm never going to be famous. My name will never be writ large on the roster of Those Who Do Things. I don't do anything. Not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don't even do that any more.

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Daily dawns another day; I must up, to make my way. Though I dress and drink and eat, Move my fingers and my feet, Learn a little, here and there, Weep and laugh and sweat and swear, Hear a song, or watch a stage, Leave some words upon a page, Claim a foe, or hail a friend- Bed awaits me at the end.

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That woman speaks eighteen languages, and can't say 'No' in any of them.

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I'd like to have money. And I'd like to be a good writer. These two can come together, and I hope they will, but if that's too adorable, I'd rather have money.

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Now I know the things I know, and I do the things I do;

and if you do not like me so, to hell, my love, with you!

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

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Writing is the art of applying the ass to the seat.

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A little bad taste is like a nice dash of paprika.

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It is that word 'hunny,' my darlings, that marks the first place in The House at Pooh Corner at which Tonstant Weader fwowed up.

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It turns out that, at social gatherings, as a source of entertainment, conviviality, and good fun, I rank somewhere between a sprig of parsley and a single ice-skate.

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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.

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I hate almost all rich people, but I think Iโ€™d be darling at it.

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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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Misfortune, and recited misfortune especially, can be prolonged to the point where it ceases to excite pity and arouses only irritation.

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I like to have a martini/Two at the very most.

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Now, look, baby, 'Union' is spelled with 5 letters. It is not a four-letter word.

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Don't look at me in that tone of voice.

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Salary is no object: I want only enough to keep body and soul apart.

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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.

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

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Writing well is the best revenge.

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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.

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