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Dorothy Parker: The Queen Of Sass

Dorothy Parker(August 22,1893 – June 7,1967), the queen of wit and sass had a spark which we all miss today. She was an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist. Dorothy Parker is still being remembered for her unparalleled sass and wit, her wisecracks and quotes. Apart from having an unhappy childhood, she rose to fame for her literary outputs. She traveled to Hollywood to pursue screenwriting, her successes includes two Academy Award nominations and an Oscar nomination as well. Many of her quotes relate to the current state of world.

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We bring to you the wisest of quotes by Dorothy Parker :

1. ” Of course I talk to myself. I like a good speaker, and I appreciate an intelligent audience.”

2. ” 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.”

3. ” All right, God, send me to hell. You think you’re frightening me with your hell, don’t you? You think your hell is worse than mine.”

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On other people:

4. ” Their pooled emotions wouldn’t fill a teaspoon.”

On beauty:

5. ” Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.”

6. ” Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bones.”

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On Writing:

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10. ” The two most beautiful words in the English language are ‘cheque enclosed.'”

On Money:

11. ” Money cannot buy health, but I’d settle for a diamond-studded wheelchair.”

12. “I don’t know much about being a millionaire, but I’ll bet I’d be darling at it.”

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

14. “Salary is no object; I want only enough to keep body and soul apart.”

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On Love:

15. ” By the time you swear you’re his,

         Shivering and sighing,

         And he vows his passion is

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         Infinite, undying-

         Lady, make a note of this:

         One of you is lying.”

16. “Four be the things I’d have been better without: love, curiosity, freckles and doubts.”

17. “Better be left by twenty dears / Than lie in a love-less bed; /Better a loaf that’s wet with tears, / Than cold, unsalted bread.”

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On Wit:

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

19. ” I was always sweet, at first. Oh, it’s so easy to be sweet to people before you love them.”

20. ” Daily dawns another day; I must up, to make my way. Though I dress and drink and eat, move my fingers and my feet, learn a little, here and there, weep and laugh and sweat and swear, hear a song, or watch a stage, leave some words upon a page, claim a foe, or hail a friend- Bed awaits me at the end.”

She knows us better than most of our friends, her quotes are so transparent and she’s been so honest about everything, I think I’ve fallen in love with her.

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