Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Dorothy Parker
Dorothy Parker
Dorothy Parker.
BornDorothy Rothschild
August 22, 1893
West End, New Jersey
DiedJune 7, 1967
New York, New York
American writer, satirist, and poet. Best known for the short story "Big Blonde" (1929) and the Oscar-nominated screenplay A Star Is Born (1937).

The repository contains six quotes from Dorothy Parker.


To Clare Boothe Luce, who had held a door open and said, "Age before beauty":

Pearls before swine.

Growing OldTime

Time wounds all heels.

Men and Women

Brevity is the soul of lingerie.

Men and Women

If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end-to-end, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised.


If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.


The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.