Dorothy Parker Quotes

Guns aren't lawful; nooses give; gas smells awful. So you might as well live.

Dorothy Parker

Woman wants monogamy; / Man delights in novelty. / Love is woman's moon and sun; / Man has other forms of fun. . . / With this the gist and sum of it, / What earthly good can come of it?

Dorothy Parker

Lips that taste of tears, they say, Are the best for kissing.

Dorothy Parker

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

Dorothy Parker

Well, there are always those who cannot distinguish between glitter and glamour . . .

Dorothy Parker

Money is only congealed snow.

Dorothy Parker

Sorrow is tranquillity remembered in emotion.

Dorothy Parker

Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion.

Dorothy Parker

The only "ism" Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.

Dorothy Parker

Men don't like nobility in woman. Not any men. I suppose it is because the men like to have the copyrights on nobility -- if there is going to be anything like that in a relationship.

Dorothy Parker

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

Dorothy Parker

I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound; if I can remember any of the damned things.

Dorothy Parker

Summer makes me drowsy. Autumn makes me sing. Winter's pretty lousy, but I hate Spring.

Dorothy Parker

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

Dorothy Parker

Telegram to a friend who had just become a mother after a prolonged pregnancy: Good work, Mary. We all knew you had it in you

Dorothy Parker

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

Dorothy Parker
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