Dorothy Parker: 10 quotes on her birthday

Dorothy Parker – poet, short story writer, critic, and wit – was born on August 22, 1893. A New Yorker writer and one of the founding members of the Algonquin Round Table, Parker is best remembered today for her many witticisms and her hard-boiled, take-no-prisoners attitude toward herself and the world around her. Here are 10 quips to illustrate the quick wit by which Parker made her name.

1. Sex appeal

"Men seldom make passes
At girls who wear glasses."

– New York World (1926)

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