Dorothy Parker Quotes (168 quotes)




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As quoted in Try and Stop Me by Bennett Cerf (1944)
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Interview, The Paris Review (Summer 1956)
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Quoted in The Algonquin Wits (1968) edited by Robert E. Drennan, and The Dispatch (October 1962)
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Quoted in The Algonquin Wits (1968) edited by Robert E. Drennan
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Response to an editor pressuring her for overdue work, as quoted in The Unimportance of Being Oscar (1968) by Oscar Levant, p. 89
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On her abortion, as quoted in You Might as well Live by John Keats (1970)
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When asked to use the word horticulture in a sentence. As quoted in: The Algonquin Wits, edited by Robert E. Drennan (1968)
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Response on hearing the doorbell or telephone ring. As quoted in: " Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This?" (1988) by Marion Meade
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A similar line was later used by Ira Gershwin in The Saga of Jenny in Lady in the Dark (1942): In 27 languages she couldn't say no. - Sunset Gun (1927)


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Born: August 22, 1893

Died: June 7, 1967 (aged 73)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Author, poet, critic, screenwriter

Bio: Dorothy Parker was an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th century urban foibles.

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