Dorothy Parker Quotes (168 quotes)
“People ought to be one of two things, young or old. No; what's the use of fooling? People ought to be one of two things, young or dead.”
As quoted in: The Sayings of Dorothy Parker, ed. S. T. Brownlow (1992)
Inventory l. 3 (1926)
“[When asked for a list of the ten most beautiful words in the English language:] The ones I like... are 'cheque' and 'inclosed.”
As quoted in: N.Y. Herald Tribune, 12 December 1932
“It may be that this autobiography [Aimee Semple McPherson's] is set down in sincerity, frankness, and simple effort. It may be, too, that the Statue of Liberty is situated in Lake Ontario.”
New Yorker, 25 February 1928
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsDorothy Parker
Born: August 22, 1893
Died: June 7, 1967 (aged 73)
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.