Dorothy Parker, born Dorothy Rothschild

Dorothy
Parker, born Dorothy Rothschild
1893
1967

American Writer, Poet, Critic and Satirist

Author Quotes

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

This wasn't just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it.

Brevity is the soul of lingerie.

What fresh hell is this?

Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.

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

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

Heterosexuality is not normal, it's just common.

I hate writing, I love having written.

I require three things in a man: he must be handsome, ruthless, and stupid.

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.

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!

She was pleased to have him come and never sorry to see him go.

Take me or leave me; or, as is the usual order of things, both.

Tell him I was too fucking busy-- or vice versa.

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

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

The safer, I, for all I learned.

And if my heart be scarred and burned,

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

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

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

If you want to see what God thinks of money, just look at all the people He gave it to.

Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion.

Scratch a love, and find a foe!

Author Picture
First Name
Dorothy
Last Name
Parker, born Dorothy Rothschild
Birth Date
1893
Death Date
1967
Bio

American Writer, Poet, Critic and Satirist