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    The ultimate guide to build a life vision


      In the early 1900s, Dorothy Parker was a literary critic and short story writer. She is well known for her sharp wit and her dry humor. Her writing was often satirical in nature, poking fun at upper class society. Parker’s most famous quote: I hate writing but I love having written, speaks to the fact that she did not care about fame or fortune; she cared about putting out quality work as quickly as possible with little regard for its reception by critics or readership. In 1922, Dorothy Parker moved to Hollywood where she worked on screenplays and scripts alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood history including John Huston, Frank Capra, George Cukor and William Faulkner amongst others.
      We are glad to present you the most known statements from Dorothy Parker.
      Here are the most inspiring Money, Heart, Being Dead, Love, Books, Giving quotes from Dorothy Parker, and much more.


      About Dorothy Parker

      birth of the author

      August 22, 1893

      death of the author

      June 7, 1967

      occupation of the author

      Author, Poet, Critic, Screenwriter

      country of the author


      genre of the author

      Poetry, Satire, Short Stories, Criticism, Essays

      movement of the author

      Literary Movement:
      American Modernism

      award of the author

      Notable Works:
      Enough Rope, Sunset Gun, A Star Is Born

      award of the author

      Notable Awards:
      O. Henry Award


      Money is only congealed snow. — Dorothy Parker

      I’d like to have money. And I’d like to be a good writer. These two can come together, and I hope they will, but if that’s too adorable, I’d rather have money. — Dorothy Parker

      Money cannot buy health, but I’d settle for a diamond–studded wheelchair. — Dorothy Parker

      Hollywood money isn’t money. It’s congealed snow, melts in your hand, and there you are. — Dorothy Parker

      money is only congealed snow Dorothy Parker quote

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

      Despite his persecutions, Mr. [Upton] Sinclair reveals himself in Money Writes! to be an enviable man. Always the thing he desires to believe is the thing he feels he knows to be true. — Dorothy Parker

      The ultimate guide to build a life vision


        The ultimate guide to build a life vision


          Money was made, not to command our will, But all our lawful pleasures to fulfill. Shame and woe to us, if we our wealth obey; The horse doth with the horseman away. — Dorothy Parker

          Sure, you make money writing on the coast … but that money is like so much compressed snow. It goes so fast it melts in your hand. — Dorothy Parker

          When asked what was the inspiration for most of her work:] Need of money, dear. — Dorothy Parker

          money cannot buy health but i d settle for a diamond studded wheelchair Dorothy Parker quote


          But I don’t give up; I forget why not. — Dorothy Parker

          I shall stay the way I am because I do not gIve a damn. — Dorothy Parker

          If I didn’t care for fun and such, I’d probably amount to much. But I shall stay the way I am, Because I do not give a damn. — Dorothy Parker

          She can sit up and beg, and she can give her paw–I don’t say she will, but she can. — Dorothy Parker

          I like to think of my shining tombstone. It gives me, as you might say, something to live for. — Dorothy Parker

          but i don t give up i forget why not Dorothy Parker quote

          Sometimes I think I’ll give up trying, and just go completely Russian and sit on a stove and moan all day. — Dorothy Parker

          Guns aren’t lawful; nooses give; gas smells awful. So you might as well live. — Dorothy Parker

          I give her sadness and the gift of pain, a new moon madness and a love of rain. — Dorothy Parker

          I won’t telephone him. I’ll never telephone him again as long as I live. He’ll rot in hell before I’ll call him up. You don’t have to give me strength. — Dorothy Parker

          Résumé Razors pain you, Rivers are damp, Acids stain you, And drugs cause cramp. Guns aren’t lawful, Nooses give, Gas smells awful. You might as well live. — Dorothy Parker

          i shall stay the way i am because i do not give a damn Dorothy Parker quote

          I was the toast of two continents: Greenland and Australia. — Dorothy Parker

          Quick!! Act as if nothing has happened! — Dorothy Parker

          London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. — Dorothy Parker

          Somebody was using the pencil. — Dorothy Parker

          Now, look, baby, ‘Union’ is spelled with 5 letters. It is not a four–letter word. — Dorothy Parker

          she can sit up and beg and she can give her paw i don t say she will but she can Dorothy Parker quote


          Now I know the things I know, and I do the things I do; and if you do not like me so, to hell, my love, with you! — Dorothy Parker

          If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular? — Dorothy Parker

          Four be the things I’d have been better without: love, curiosity, freckles and doubt. — Dorothy Parker

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

          The sun’s gone dim, and the moon’s gone black. For I loved him, and he didn’t love back. — Dorothy Parker

          if love is blind why is lingerie so popular Dorothy Parker quote

          Love is like quicksilver in the hand. — Dorothy Parker

          Oh, seek, my love, your newer way; I’ll not be left in sorrow. So long as I have yesterday, Go take your damned tomorrow! — Dorothy Parker

          I hate writing, I love having written. — Dorothy Parker

          The affair between Margot Asquith and Margot Asquith will live as one of the prettiest love stories in all literature. — Dorothy Parker

          Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, a medley of extemporanea; and love is thing that can never go wrong; and i am marie of romania. — Dorothy Parker

          four be the things i d have been better without love curiosity freckles and doubt Dorothy Parker quote

          My first love was Cinderella, but she ran off with another man. — Dorothy Parker

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

          I shudder at the thought of men…. I’m due to fall in love again — Dorothy Parker

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          Drink and dance and laugh and lie, Love, the reeling midnight through, For tomorrow we shall die! (But, alas, we never do.) — Dorothy Parker

          Dear Mary: We all knew you had it in you. — Dorothy Parker

          the sun s gone dim and the moon s gone black for i loved him and he didn t love back Dorothy Parker quote

          Tell him I was too fucking busy–or vice versa. — Dorothy Parker

          Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion. — Dorothy Parker


          People ought to be one of two things, young or dead. — Dorothy Parker

          On hearing that President Coolidge was dead:] How can you tell? — Dorothy Parker

          If I had any decency, I’d be dead. Most of my friends are. — Dorothy Parker

          people ought to be one of two things young or dead Dorothy Parker quote

          Don’t feel bad when I die; I’ve been dead for a long time. — Dorothy Parker

          Accursed from their birth they be Who seek to find monogamy, Pursuing it from bed to bed–I think they would be better dead. — Dorothy Parker

          From a window in the Writer’s Building at MGM, which overlooked a cemetery:] Hello down there. It might interest you to know that up here we are just as dead as you are. — Dorothy Parker


          Her big heart did not, as is so sadly often the case, inhabit a big bosom. — Dorothy Parker

          Where’s the man that could ease a heart like a satin gown? — Dorothy Parker

          her big heart did not as is so sadly often the case inhabit a big bosom Dorothy Parker quote

          And if my heart be scarred and burned, The safer, I, for all I learned. — Dorothy Parker

          If wild my breast and sore my pride, I bask in dreams of suicide, If cool my heart and high my head I think ‘How lucky are the dead. — Dorothy Parker

          Because your eyes are slant and slow, Because your hair is sweet to touch, My heart is high again; but oh, I doubt if this will get me much. — Dorothy Parker

          Travel, trouble, music, art, a kiss, a frock, a rhyme––I never said they feed my heart, but still they pass my time. — Dorothy Parker

          Some men break your heart in two, Some men fawn and flatter, Some men never look at you; And that cleans up the matter. — Dorothy Parker

          where s the man that could ease a heart like a satin gown Dorothy Parker quote


          It’s easier to write about those you hate–just as it’s easier to criticize a bad play or a bad book. — Dorothy Parker

          This must be a gift book. That is to say a book, which you wouldn’t take on any other terms. — Dorothy Parker

          Why, after all, should readers never be harrowed? Surely there is enough happiness in life without having to go to books for it. — Dorothy Parker

          His books are exciting and powerful and–if I may filch the word from the booksy ones–pulsing. — Dorothy Parker

          So, you’re the man who can’t spell ‘fuck.” Dorothy Parker to Norman Mailer after publishers had convinced Mailer to replace the word with a euphemism, ‘fug,’ in his 1948 book, ‘The Naked and the Dead. — Dorothy Parker

          i don t want to review books any more it cuts in too much on my reading Dorothy Parker quote

          Anthologists are lazy fellows who like to spend a quiet evening at home raiding good books. — Dorothy Parker

          If this world were anything near what it should be there would be no more need of a Book Week than there would be a of a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. — Dorothy Parker

          I’m of the glamorous ladies At whose beckoning history shook. But you are a man, and see only my pan, So I stay at home with a book. — Dorothy Parker

          On Edna Ferber’s Ice Palace] … the book, which is going to be a movie, has the plot and characters of a book which is going to be a movie. — Dorothy Parker

          On Lou Tellegen’s Women Have Been Kind:] The book … has all the elegance of a quirked little finger and all the glitter of a pair of new rubbers. — Dorothy Parker

          I don’t want to review books any more. It cuts in too much on my reading. — Dorothy Parker

          I like best to have one book in my hand, and a stack of others on the floor beside me, so as to know the supply of poppy and mandragora will not run out before the small hours. — Dorothy Parker

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