Saturday, April 30, 2005

A quiet day....

"Brevity is the soul of lingerie"...was the quotation running through my head this morning as I got dressed......why...God alone knows! Couldn't attribute it to anyone...anyway the penny just dropped...it could only be Dorothy Parker. During her life she came up with some cracking lines - although admittedly some (including some of the ones below, are only attributed to Ms Parker)...one of them in particular has been a favourite since I was about 15...

"Four be the things I'd been better without:
love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt. "


and a few others for entertainment....

I require only three things of a man. He must be handsome, ruthless and stupid.

This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.

You can lead a horticulture, but you cannot make her think. (When challenged to use the word "horticulture" in a sentence.)

When a famous actress walked by the Roundtable group at the Algonquin, someone said, "There goes So & So. She is her own worst enemy." Dorothy Parker quipped, "Not while I'm alive."

"That woman speaks 18 languages and can't say 'no' in any of them."


Not much else going on in the grey matter today...so shall keep quiet!

1 Comments:

Blogger Kate said...

I love Dorothy Parker!

10:27 pm  

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