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Scratch a lover, and find a foe. Dorothy Parker - Lovers
She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B. Dorothy Parker - Acting and Actors
Brevity is the soul of lingerie. Dorothy Parker - Dress
Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words. Dorothy Parker - Wit
You can lead a horticulture but you can't make her think. Dorothy Parker - Leaders and Leadership
Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness. Dorothy Parker - Etiquette
Gratitude -- the meanest and most sniveling attribute in the world. Dorothy Parker - Gratitude
Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion. Dorothy Parker - Sorrow
It's not the tragedies that kill us, it's the messes. Dorothy Parker - Tragedies
They sicken at the calm that know the storm. Dorothy Parker - Adversity
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch is, and it darts away. Dorothy Parker - Love
I require three things in a man. He must be handsome, ruthless, and stupid. Dorothy Parker - Men
The two most beautiful words in the English language are: ''Check Enclosed.'' Dorothy Parker - Words
Hollywood money isn't money. It's congealed snow, melts in your hand, and there you are. Dorothy Parker - Hollywood
I shall stay the way I am because I do not give a damn. Dorothy Parker - Apathy
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. Dorothy Parker - Writers and Writing
Drink, and dance and laugh and lie, love the reeling midnight through, for tomorrow we shall die! (But, alas, we never do.) Dorothy Parker - Parties
Work is the province of cattle. Dorothy Parker - Work
This book is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force. Dorothy Parker - Books and Reading
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. Dorothy Parker - Autobiography
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. Dorothy Parker - Giving
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. Dorothy Parker - Suicide
Enjoyed it! One more drink and I'd have been under the host. Dorothy Parker - Parties
This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force. Dorothy Parker - Critics and Criticism
Art is a form of catharsis. Dorothy Parker - Arts and Artists
Where's the man could ease a heart, like a satin gown? Dorothy Parker - Dress
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. Dorothy Parker - Hollywood
There's a helluva distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words. Dorothy Parker - Wit
Good work, Mary. We all knew you had it in you. Dorothy Parker - Pregnancy
I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isn't true. Dorothy Parker - Gossip
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires. Dorothy Parker - Children
He Robert Benchley and I had an office so tiny that an inch smaller and it would have been adultery. Dorothy Parker - Office

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