Today is the birthday of the wonderfully malicious, humorous, brilliant writer Dorothy Parker. It is quite possible that those under 60 may not know who she was, but in her day she was quoted by virtually everyone….even my mother
Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.
Parker was a member of the famous round table at the Algonquin Hotel in NYC, a poet, a reviewer and writer for the New Yorker, a Hollywood screen writer and she even managed to make it onto the wretched Blacklist during the McCarthy reign of terror.
These are a few of my favorite Parker one liners:
Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.
If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.
I’ve never been a millionaire but I just know I’d be darling at it.
Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.
And perhaps the most tacky review ever received by the beloved Katherine Hepburn.
She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.
Happy Birthday Ms. Parker wherever you are.