Dorothy Parker Quotes

Brevity is the soul of lingerie. Dorothy Parker

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

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

Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves. Dorothy Parker

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Dorothy Parker

The only ism Hollywood believes in is plagiarism. Dorothy Parker

I can’t talk about Hollywood. It was a horror to me when I was there and it’s a horror to look back on. I can’t imagine how I did it. When I got away from it I couldn’t even refer to the place by name. ”Out there,” I called it. Dorothy Parker

How do people go to sleep? I’m afraid I’ve lost the knack. I might try busting myself smartly over the temple with the night-light. I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound; if I can remember any of the damn things. Dorothy Parker

You can’t teach an old dogma new tricks. Dorothy Parker

Three be the things I shall never attain: Envy, content, and sufficient champagne. Dorothy Parker

Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion. Dorothy Parker

He and I had an office so tiny that an inch smaller and it would have been adultery. Dorothy Parker

Maybe it is only I, but conditions are such these days, that if you use studiously correct grammar, people suspect you of homosexual tendencies. Dorothy Parker

Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness. Dorothy Parker

Gratitude: the meanest and most snivelling attribute in the world. Dorothy Parker

Out in Hollywood, where the streets are paved with Goldwyn, the word ‘sophisticate’ means, very simply, ‘obscene’. A sophisticated story is a dirty story. Some of that meaning was wafted eastward and got itself mixed up into the present definition. So that a ‘sophisticate’ means: one who dwells in a tower made of a DuPont substitute for ivory and holds a glass of flat champagne in one hand and an album of dirty post cards in the other. Dorothy Parker

Summer makes me drowsy. Autumn makes me sing. Winter’s pretty lousy, but I hate Spring. Dorothy Parker