If you haven’t read the poetry and short stories of Dorothy Parker, then you are missing out on one of literature’s wittiest voices. With one expertly placed line, Parker cuts down to the bitter and humorous truths of every day life.
In this post, I pay homage to one of my favorite writers by collecting some of my favorite quotes by her and pairing them with some oh-so-lovely stock images. Parker is in fact, so quotable, that this is a mere sampling of her witty words and turns of phrase. I urge anyone not familiar with her work to explore it further. Turn to the wisdom of Dorothy Parker when the world’s got you down and you need a little snark in your life.
Parker on Lingerie:
Parker on Money:
Parker on Parenting:
Parker on Writing and Drinking:
Parker on Necessities:
Parker on Writing Again:
That last one is SO true for me.