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My love runs by like a day in June, And he makes no friends of sorrows. He'll tread his galloping rigadoon In the pathway of the morrows. He'll live his days where the sunbeams start, Nor could storm or wind uproot him. My own dear love, he is all my heart, -- And I wish somebody'd shoot him.

- Dorothy Parker, The Portable Dorothy Parker

She realizes she doesn't know as much as God but feels she knows as much as God knew when he was her age.

- Dorothy Parker

Then she told herself to stop her nonsense. If you looked for things to make you feel hurt and wretched and unnecessary, you were certain to find them, more easily each time, so easily, soon, that you did not even realize you had gone out searching.

- Dorothy Parker, The Portable Dorothy Parker

Now to me, Edith looks like something that would eat her young.

- Dorothy Parker, The Collected Dorothy Parker

MenThey hail you as their morning starBecause you are the way you are.If you return the sentiment,They'll try to make you different;And once they have you, safe and sound,They want to change you all around.Your moods and ways they put a curse on;They'd make of you another person.They cannot let you go your gait;They influence and educate.They'd alter all that they admired.They make me sick, they make me tired.

- Dorothy Parker, The Portable Dorothy Parker

Heterosexuality is not normal, it's just common.

- Dorothy Parker

This level reach of blue is not my sea; Here are sweet waters, pretty in the sun,Whose quiet ripples meet obediently A marked and measured line, one after one. This is no sea of mine. that humbly laves Untroubled sands, spread glittering and warm. I have a need of wilder, crueler waves; They sicken of the calm, who knew the storm. So let a love beat over me again, Loosing its million desperate breakers wide; Sudden and terrible to rise and wane; Roaring the heavens apart; a reckless tide That casts upon the heart, as it recedes, Splinters and spars and dripping, salty weeds.

- Dorothy Parker, The Portable Dorothy Parker

A Very Short Song Once, when I was young and true, Someone left me sad- Broke my brittle heart in two; And that is very bad. Love is for unlucky folk, Love is but a curse. Once there was a heart I broke; And that, I think, is worse.

- Dorothy Parker, The Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker

You think You're frightening me with Your hell, don't You? You think Your hell is worse than mine.

- Dorothy Parker, The Portable Dorothy Parker

God, the bitter misery that reading works into this world! Everybody knows that - everbody who IS everybody. All the best minds have been off reading for years. Look at the swing La Rouchefoucauld took at it. He said that if nobody had ever learned to read, very few people would be in love. Good for you, La Rouchefoucauld; nice going, boy. I wish I’d never learned to read.

- Dorothy Parker, The Collected Dorothy Parker

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.