A Dorothy Parker Quip for Every Occasion - Deepstash
Dorothy Parker's Quips are Like Candy

Parker’s columns are like candy: read one—even a review of a book you’ve never heard of, it doesn’t matter—and you’ll be compelled to read the next. Unlike candy, however, these are not bad for you...

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A Dorothy Parker Quip for Every Occasion

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“I hate almost all rich people, but I think I’d be darling at it.” (

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“It’s not the tragedies that kill us, it’s the messes. I can’t stand messes.” (

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“Their pooled emotions wouldn’t fill a teaspoon.” (quoted in Not Much Fun: The Lost Poems of Dorothy Parker )  

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“Too fucking busy and vice versa.” (quoted in The Unimportance of Being Oscar by Oscar Levant)  

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“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 cour...

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“Not just plain terrible. This was fancy terrible; this was terrible with raisins in it.” (quoted in Chimes of Change and Hours by Audrey Borenstein)
  

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“There’s a hell of a distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.” (

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