The cure for boredom is curiosity.
There is no cure for curiosity.
退屈の治療薬は好奇心だ。 だが好奇心につける薬はない。- エレン・バー
지루함의 치료제는 호기심이다. 호기심에는 치료제가 없다.- 도로시 파커Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:694) - Dorothy Parker curiosity
If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:889) - Dorothy Parker humor money god
The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:573) - Dorothy Parker
This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:558) - Dorothy Parker The Algonquin Wits humor
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.
You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:598) - Dorothy Parker You Might as Well Live: The Life and Times of Dorothy Parker culture
If I didn't care for fun and such,
I'd probably amount to much.
But I shall stay the way I am,
Because I do not give a damn.
That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:585) - Dorothy Parker humor
Take me or leave me; or, as is the usual order of things, both.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:557) - Dorothy Parker humor
This wasn't just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:441) - Dorothy Parker
She was pleased to have him come and never sorry to see him go.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:681) - Dorothy Parker sex
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!Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:890) - Dorothy Parker
Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:546) - Dorothy Parker friendship
And if my heart be scarred and burned,
The safer, I, for all I learned.
I require three things in a man: he must be handsome, ruthless, and stupid.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:629) - Dorothy Parker humor romance
Ducking for apples -- change one letter and it's the story of my life.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:625) - Dorothy Parker sex
I'm never going to accomplish anything; that's perfectly clear to me. I'm never going to be famous. My name will never be writ large on the roster of Those Who Do Things. I don't do anything. Not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don't even do that any more.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:683) - Dorothy Parker Here Lies: The Collected Stories of Dorothy Parker
If you wear a short enough skirt, the party will come to you.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:576) - Dorothy Parker
There's a hell of a distance between wise-cracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:703) - Dorothy Parker humor
Drink and dance and laugh and lie,
Love, the reeling midnight through,
For tomorrow we shall die!
(But, alas, we never do.)
If wild my breast and sore my pride,
I bask in dreams of suicide,
If cool my heart and high my head
I think 'How lucky are the dead.
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it and it darts away.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:520) - Dorothy Parker love
A little bad taste is like a nice dash of paprika.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-12 (visit:471) - Dorothy Parker
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.
From a conflicted and unhappy childhood, Parker rose to acclaim, both for her literary output in such venues as The New Yorker and as a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table. Following the breakup of the circle, 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.