Parker, with Algonquin Round Table members and guests (l–r)...



Parker, with Algonquin Round Table members and guests (l–r) Editor Art Samuels, Charles MacArthur, Harpo Marx, and Alexander Woollcott

Dorothy Parker, Aug. 22, 1893 - 1967
Art Nouveau Swirl Hair Clip: http://ss1.us/a/XB2h5eJd

Parker lived and worked in “a Man’s World” as a part of the New York literary circle known as the Algonquin Round Table. She is known for her humorous  biting quips and quotes in reviews, poetry and play in the New Yorker magazine, which in her day, could make or break an author or playwright. Some of her most famous lines are:

“You can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her think.”
“Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.”
“I hate writing, I love having written.”
“I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.”
“It serves me right for putting all my eggs in one bastard.”
“The two most beautiful words in the English language are ‘cheque enclosed’.”


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