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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
All I say is, nobody has any business to go around looking like a horse and behaving as if it were all right. You don't catch horses going around looking like people, do you?

R
Four be the things I'd been better without:
Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.
A
That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.
N
Razors pain you
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren't lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.
K
If I had any decency, I'd be dead. Most of my friends are.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Horsie."
R: "Inventory," st. 2; "Enough Rope," 1927.
A: "But the One on the Right,' in "New Yorker," 1929.
N: "Enough Rope," Résumé.
K: At age seventy.
   


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