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Parker, Dorothy

  • Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
    A medley of extemporanea;
    And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
    And I am Marie of Roumania.

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

  • 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.

  • Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.

  • They sicken of the calm, who know the storm.

  • Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion.

  • The two most beautiful words in the English language are "check enclosed."

  • Wit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words.

  • Work is the province of cattle.

  • You can't teach an old dogma new tricks.

  • Art is a form of catharsis.

  • Brevity is the soul of lingerie.

  • Men seldom makes passes

  • At girls who wear glasses.

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

  • Hollywood money isn't money. It's congealed snow, melts in your hand and there you are.

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

  • I require only three things of a man. He must be handsome, ruthless and stupid.

  • I don't care what is written about me so long as it isn't true.

  • 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.

  • Love is like quick-silver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.

  • The only ism Hollywood believes in is plagiarism