Quotes by Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker

American humoristic writer

Alive from: 1893-1967

Category: Comedians and humor | Writers (Contemporary)

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    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.
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    It's not the tragedies that kill us, it's the messes.
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    Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch is, and it darts away.
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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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    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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    Scratch a lover, and find a foe.
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    She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.
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    Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion.
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    The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.
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    The two most beautiful words in the English language are: ''Check Enclosed.''
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    There's a helluva distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.
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    They sicken at the calm that know the storm.
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    This book is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force.
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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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    Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness.
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