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Dorothy Parker (August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th century urban foibles.
… Parker rose to acclaim … for her literary output… Parker traveled to Hollywood to pursue screenwriting. Her successes there, including two Academy Award nominations, were curtailed as her involvement in left-wing politics led to a place on the Hollywood blacklist.
Dismissive of her own talents, she deplored her reputation as a “wisecracker.” Nevertheless, her literary output and reputation for her sharp wit have endured.
Dorothy Parker Quotes:
• You can lead a horticulture, but you can’t make her think.
• I’d rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy.
• 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.
• All I need is room enough to lay a hat and a few friends.
• It serves me right for keeping all my eggs in one bastard.
• You can’t teach an old dogma new tricks.
• I don’t care what is written about me so long as it isn’t true.
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