Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Dorothy Parker, born Dorothy Rothschild

American Writer, Poet, Critic and Satirist

"It serves me right, for putting all my eggs in one bastard."

"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."

"Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion."

"Scratch a love, and find a foe!"

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

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

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

"And if my heart be scarred and burned,"

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

"Brevity is the soul of lingerie."

"Heterosexuality is not normal, it's just common."

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

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

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

"I hate writing, I love having written."

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

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

"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!"

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

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

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

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

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

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

"The safer, I, for all I learned."

"What fresh hell is this?"

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