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Dorothy Parker Quotes

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Three highballs, and I think I'm St. Francis as Assisi.

~ Dorothy Parker

- Just a Little One in Laments for the Living, 1930

Scratch an actor - and you'll find an actress.

~ Dorothy Parker

Art is a form of catharsis.

~ Dorothy Parker

I had thought, on starting this composition, that I should define what humor means to me. However, every time I tried to, I had to go and lie down with a cold wet cloth on my head.

~ Dorothy Parker

There's a hell of a difference between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.

~ Dorothy Parker

His voice was as intimate as the rustle of sheets.

~ Dorothy Parker

Don't worry. If you keep him long enough he'll come back in style.

~ 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
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