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By chance, I stumbled upon this quote, which appealed to my snarky side:
"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force."I had just discovered an inimitable writer.
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), American author, poet, and satirist, was a legendary figure in the New York literary scene, who wrote sketches and short stories. Many of them were published in The New Yorker, and her column, 'Constant Reader', was very popular.
~Dorothy Parker Quotes~
"Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves."
"I've never been a millionaire but I just know I'd be darling at it."
"The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue."
"The cure for boredom is curiosity.
There is no cure for curiosity."
I didn't know she was responsible for these pithy sayings:
"Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.""Men seldom make passes
At girls who wear glasses."
On Mel's blog, The Reading Life, I found some links for online short stories by Dorothy Parker. I enjoyed reading A Telephone Call, which showcases her talents as a writer of short fiction.
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