Our Favourite Quotes by Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker was an American poet, writer, critic, and satirist who rose to fame in the 1920s. She was best known for her wit, sharp tongue and wisecracks.

Despite her success, Parker’s personal life was often a shambles.  She had bouts of heavy drinking, was subject to bouts of black depression and suicidal thoughts which she occasionally hinted at in her poems.

Parker died on June 7, 1967, of a heart attack at the age of 73 leaving her estate to Martin Luther King Jr.

Here are our 20 best quotes by Dorothy Parker

quotes by Dorothy Parker

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”

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

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

“Money cannot buy health, but I’d settle for a diamond-studded

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

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

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

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

“Women and elephants never forget.”

“That woman speaks eighteen languages, and she can’t say ‘No’ in any of them.”

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

“You can lead a whore to culture, but you can’t make her think.”

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

“Ducking for apples – change one letter and it’s the story of my life.”

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

“If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised.”

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

“It serves me right for putting all my eggs in one bastard.”

“I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.”

“The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires.”

We hope that you enjoyed these quotes by Dorothy Parker.  It really is great to share such great quotes from someone whose life had such highs and lows, but left her mark on the world trough her words.

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