Authors - Dorothy Parker

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Dorothy Parker (August 22, 1893 - June 7, 1967) was an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th century urban foibles. - Wikipedia

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Quote 516by Anonymous on 05/01/2011

They sicken of the calm who know the storm.
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    Quote 1221by Anonymous on 11/01/2011

    This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.
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      Quote 1243by Anonymous on 11/01/2011

      If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.
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        Quote 1543by Anonymous on 14/01/2011

        The two most beautiful words in the English language are 'check enclosed.'
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          Quote 1581by Anonymous on 14/01/2011

          You can't teach an old dogma new tricks.
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            Quote 1822by Anonymous on 16/01/2011

            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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              Quote 1883by Anonymous on 18/01/2011

              Brevity is the soul of lingerie.
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                Quote 2003by Anonymous on 21/01/2011

                Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
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                  Quote 2335by Anonymous on 28/01/2011

                  Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.
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                    Quote 2393by Anonymous on 28/01/2011

                    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 any thing. Not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don't even do that any more.
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                      Quote 2550by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                      If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised.
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                        Quote 3314by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                        The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant -- and let the air out of the tires.
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                          Quote 3464by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                          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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                            Quote 3466by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                            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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                              Quote 3486by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                              This wasn't just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it.
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                                Quote 3772by Anonymous on 10/02/2011

                                Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.
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                                  Quote 4030by Anonymous on 12/02/2011

                                  The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.
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                                    Quote 4115by Anonymous on 15/02/2011

                                    That woman speaks eighteen languages and she can't say 'no' in any one of them.
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                                      Quote 4254by Anonymous on 18/02/2011

                                      I don't care what is written about me, so long as it isn't true.
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                                        Quote 4484by Anonymous on 22/02/2011

                                        Four be the things I'd have been better without: love, curiosity, freckles and doubt.
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                                          Quote 4662by Anonymous on 25/02/2011

                                          Guns aren't lawful; nooses give; gas smells awful. So you might as well live.
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                                            Quote 11280by Anonymous on 09/12/2012

                                            Be careful when you fight the monsters, lest you become one.
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                                              Quote 13108by Anonymous on 21/06/2013

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