Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker didn't really seem to have a happy life.  Although she had some success writing film scrips, living the time in a hotel/live-in which was pretty popular during her time, she was unlucky in love and suffered bady from depression.  Her passion was poetry, which didn't go very well for her either, being a fan of Sylvia Plath wasn't exactly an uplifting style to follow.

There's a book I read on her which was pretty good, an biography called Dorothy Parker: What hell is this? by Marion Meade. There's a precis and what have you on it at Goodreads




Dorothy Parker  “Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone."
                Dorothy Parker  (from Goodreads Quotes)

 “Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.”
Dorothy Parker

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

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

“This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.”
Dorothy Parker, The Algonquin Wits

“I like to have a martini,
Two at the very most.
After three I'm under the table,
after four I'm under my host.”
Dorothy Parker, The Collected Dorothy Parker 


 “Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.”
Dorothy Parker

 “It serves me right for putting all my eggs in one bastard.”
Dorothy Parker, You Might as Well Live: The Life and Times of Dorothy Parker 

“If you wear a short enough skirt, the party will come to you.”
Dorothy Parker

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

 “That woman speaks eighteen languages, and can't say 'No' in any of them.”
Dorothy Parker, While Rome Burns

  “Take me or leave me; or, as is the usual order of things, both.”
Dorothy Parker

 “That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.”
Dorothy Parker

 “If I didn't care for fun and such,
I'd probably amount to much.
But I shall stay the way I am,
Because I do not give a damn.”

Dorothy Parker, Enough Rope