I heard someone say something today that I have not heard since high school.....
"Men seldom make passes, at women with glasses"...Obviously that was a dated quote!
But that was originally said by a very witty American writer and observer of the mid 20th century, Dorothy Parker.
Dorothy's poisonous reviews as drama critic in Vanity Fair cost her her job, but her reputation as the wittiest woman in America, gave her a permanent place at the famous hard-drinking
"round table" at NYC's Algonquin Hotel. She often arrived at the Algonquin lunches with a hangover that she insisted "ought to be in the Smithsonian under glass". "Last night", she often told her friends, " I was so drunk, I fell down and missed the floor"! Her husband was similarly alcoholic and they were childless; her friends insisted that she wouldn't have anything to do with children because, "they don't drink". After four failed suicide attempts, her liver finally gave out and she died in 1967. Here are some of her most famous quotes ........Enjoy, again!
Wit has truth to it. Wisecracking is merely calisthenics with words.
You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think.
If all the girls who attented Yale, were laid end to end....I wouldn't be a bit surprised.
The only ism that Hollywood believes in, is plagiarism.
The two most beautiful words in the English language, is CHECK ENCLOSED!
This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly, it should be thrown with great force.
Most good women are hidden treasures and are safe, because nobody looks for them.
Excuse me everybody, but I have to use the bathroom, I really have to use the phone, but I am too embarrassed to say so.
One more drink, and I'd have been under the host.
You can't teach an old dogma, new tricks.
The best way to keep children at home, is to create a pleasant atmosphere, and to let the air out of the tires.
These young writers are worth watching.....not reading, just watching.
His voice was as intimate...as the rustle of sheets.
Dorothy was a favorite of the best teacher that I have ever had, either in high school or college, a fine man by the name of Richard Plourde. He was my 11th and 12th grade English Teacher.
The things that he drilled into us at that early age, still remains with me after 40 years.....
God Rest His Soul....." Out out brief candle, life is but a walking shadow, a poor player that
struts and frets his hour upon the stage , and is heard no more, it is a tale told by an idiot, full
of sound and fury, indicating .....NOTHING"!!!...... Peace