Favorite Quotations ~† Dorothy Parker Dorothy Parker's Elbow: Tattoos on Writers, Writers on Tattoos

"The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires." ~ Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker

If all the young ladies who attended the Yale promenade dance were laid end to end, no one would be the least surprised.

Age before beauty; and pearls before swine.

Art is a form of catharsis.

Brevity is the soul of lingerie.

Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.

Hollywood money isn't money. It's congealed snow, melts in your hand and there you are.

I canít write five words, but I can change seven.

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

Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.

Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion.

That woman speaks eight languages and can't say no in any of them.

Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,/A medley of extemporanea;/And love is a thing that can never go wrong/And I am Marie of Roumania.