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Dorothy Parker
(1893-1967) born on
Aug 22
US author, poet, journalist, humorist. She was the celebrated caustic wit of the 1920s; wrote "Enough Rope," 1926 and "The Little Hours," 1944.
         
   
F
Scratch a lover, and find a foe.

R
His voice was intimate as the rustle of sheets.
A
If, with the literate, I am
Impelled to try an epigram,
I never seek to take the credit;
We all assume that Oscar said it.
N
I had been fed, in my youth, a lot of old wives' tales about the way men would instantly forsake a beautiful woman to flock around a brilliant one. It is but fair to say that, after getting out in the world, I had never seen this happen. . .
K
Why is it no one ever sent me yet
One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get
One perfect rose.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Ballade of a Great Weariness," "Enough Rope," 1927.
R: "Dusk before Fireworks."
A: "A Pig's-Eye View of Literature: Oscar Wilde."
N: "Constant Reader," ch. 22, 1970.
K: "One Perfect Rose."
   


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