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Top 40 Dorothy Parker Quotes (CREATIVITY)

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Of course I talk to myself. I like a good speaker, and I appreciate an intelligent audience.Pin
Of course I talk to myself. I like a good speaker, and I appreciate an intelligent audience.
Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.Pin
Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.
Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.Pin
Time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician.
If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.Pin
If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.Pin
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.Pin
The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.
If you don't have anything nice to say, come sit by me.Pin
If you don’t have anything nice to say, come sit by me.
Heterosexuality is not normal, it's just common.Pin
Heterosexuality is not normal, it’s just common.
Never throw mud you can miss the target, but your hands will remain dirty.Pin
Never throw mud: you can miss the target, but your hands will remain dirty.
I like to have a martini. Two at the very most. After three I'm under the table. After four I'm under my host.Pin
I like to have a martini. Two at the very most. After three I’m under the table. After four I’m under my host.

5 Dorothy Parker Quotes on Writing

“If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second-greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first-greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy.”

Dorothy Parker
I hate writing, I love having written.Pin
I hate writing, I love having written.
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.Pin
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.
The two most beautiful words in the English language are 'cheque enclosed'.Pin
The two most beautiful words in the English language are ‘cheque enclosed’.
I'm not a writer with a drinking problem, I'm a drinker with a writing problem.Pin
I’m not a writer with a drinking problem, I’m a drinker with a writing problem.

4 Dorothy Parker Quotes on Creativity

Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.Pin
Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.
There's a hell of a distance between wise-cracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words.Pin
There’s a hell of a distance between wise-cracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words.
You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think.Pin
You can lead a horticulture, but you can’t make her think.
You can't teach an old dogma new tricks.Pin
You can’t teach an old dogma new tricks.

2 Dorothy Parker Quotes on Wealth and Money

Money cannot buy health, but I'd settle for a diamond-studded wheelchair.Pin
Money cannot buy health, but I’d settle for a diamond-studded wheelchair.
I don't know much about being a millionaire, but I'll bet I'd be darling at it.Pin
I don’t know much about being a millionaire, but I’ll bet I’d be darling at it.

4 Dorothy Parker Quotes on Drinking

One more drink and I’ll be under the host.Pin
One more drink and I’ll be under the host.
I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.Pin
I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.
Vice is nice, but liquor is quicker.Pin
Vice is nice, but liquor is quicker.
A hangover is the wrath of grapes.Pin
A hangover is the wrath of grapes.

8 Dorothy Parker Quotes About Life

This wasn't just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it.Pin
This wasn’t just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it.
The only dependable law of life - everything is always worse than you thought it was going to be.Pin
The only dependable law of life – everything is always worse than you thought it was going to be.
Don't look at me in that tone of voice.Pin
Don’t look at me in that tone of voice.
That woman speaks eighteen languages, and can't say 'No' in any of them.Pin
That woman speaks eighteen languages, and can’t say ‘No’ in any of them.
Tell him I was too fucking busy - or vice versa.Pin
Tell him I was too fucking busy – or vice versa.
Honesty means nothing until you are tested under circumstances where you are sure you could get away with dishonesty.Pin
Honesty means nothing until you are tested under circumstances where you are sure you could get away with dishonesty.
Years are only garments, and you either wear them with style all your life, or else you go dowdy to the grave.Pin
Years are only garments, and you either wear them with style all your life, or else you go dowdy to the grave.
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires.Pin
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires.

7 Dorothy Parker Quotes on Love and Relationship

I require three things in a man: he must be handsome, ruthless, and stupid.Pin
I require three things in a man: he must be handsome, ruthless, and stupid.
It serves me right for putting all my eggs in one bastard.Pin
It serves me right for putting all my eggs in one bastard.
If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?Pin
If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
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!Pin
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!
She was pleased to have him come and never sorry to see him go.Pin
She was pleased to have him come and never sorry to see him go.
Four be the things I'd have been better without love, curiosity, freckles and doubt.Pin
Four be the things I’d have been better without: love, curiosity, freckles and doubt.
Take me or leave me; or, as is the usual order of things, both.Pin
Take me or leave me; or, as is the usual order of things, both.
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