“You can lead a horticulture, but you can’t make her think.”
Ain’t it the truth? 😉
Ahhh, nothing like a little wit on a Thursday evening. I give you my literary hero, the one, the only, Ms. Dorothy Parker!
Please enjoy peeps, please enjoy!
Hearts and Love!
“That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.”
“Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.”
“That woman speaks eighteen languages, and she can’t say ‘No’ in any of them.”
“This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.”
“Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.”
“I don’t know much about being a millionaire, but I’ll bet I’d be darling at it.”
“If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.”
“The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.”
“What fresh hell is this?”
“This wasn’t just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it.”
“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.”
“There’s a hell of a distance between wise-cracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words.”
“Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.”
“If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised.”
“The two most beautiful words in the English language are ‘cheque enclosed.”
“There was a reason for the cost of those perfectly plain black dresses”
— Dorothy Parker