Dorothy Parker citáty
Datum narození: 22. srpen 1893
Datum úmrtí: 7. červen 1967
Další jména: Dorothy Parkerová
Dorothy Parkerová, rodným jménem Dorothy Rothschildová byla americká spisovatelka, satirička, literární kritička a politická aktivistka. Proslula svým humorným pohledem na slabosti městského života 20. století. Wikipedia
Citáty Dorothy Parker
„In youth, it was a way I had,
To do my best to please.
And change, with every passing lad
To suit his theories.
But now I know the things I know
And do the things I do,
And if you do not like me so,
To hell, my love, with you.“
Zdroj: The Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker
„Drink and dance and laugh and lie,
Love, the reeling midnight through,
For tomorrow we shall die!
(But, alas, we never do.)“
Zdroj: "The Flaw in Paganism" in Death and Taxes (1931)
„Two things made The Dice of the Gods, another play about drugs, seem much better than it had any real right to seem. One was that Morphia had come first, and once you had seen Morphia, nothing seemd so very terrible to you. p. 375“
Dorothy Parker: Complete Broadway, 1918–1923 (2014) https://openlibrary.org/books/OL25758762M/Dorothy_Parker_Complete_Broadway_1918-1923, Chapter 6: 1923
Varianta: I've never been a millionaire but I know I'd be just darling at it.
Man and the Gospel (1865) by Thomas Guthrie "and you may know how little God thinks of money by observing on what bad and contemptible characters he often bestows it."
“We may see the small Value God has for Riches, by the People he gives them to.” -- Alexander Pope (1727).
Varianta: If you want to know what the Lord God thinks of money, just look at those to whom he gives it.
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„I like to have a martini,
Two at the very most.
After three I’m under the table,
After four I’m under my host.“
I wish I could drink like a lady.
“Two or three,” at the most.
But two, and I’m under the table—
And three, I'm under the host.
The Harlequin, Volume 2, 1959, University of Virginia (page ? http://books.google.com/books?id=zdFKAAAAYAAJ&q=%22under+the+table%22+%22under+the+host%22)
Perhaps attributed due to “One more drink and I'd have been under the host.” (see above).
“ Martini Madness: Dorothy Parker didn’t write the famous quatrain about martinis that’s always attributed to her. http://www.slate.com/articles/life/drink/features/2013/martini_madness_tournament/sweet_16/dorothy_parker_martini_poem_why_the_attribution_is_spurious.html”, Troy Patterson, Slate, April 8, 2013
Varianta: One martini. Two at the most. Three I'm under the table, four I'm under the host!
Zdroj: The Collected Dorothy Parker
"If the doorbell rang in her apartment, she would say, 'What fresh hell can this be?' — and it wasn't funny; she meant it." You might as well live: the life and times of Dorothy Parker, John Keats (Simon Schuster, 1970, p124). Often quoted as "What fresh hell is this?" as in the title of the 1987 biography by Marion Meade, "Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This?".
Varianta: What fresh hell can this be?
Zdroj: The Portable Dorothy Parker
„If I didn't care for fun and such,
I'd probably amount to much.
But I shall stay the way I am,
Because I do not give a damn.“
16 August 1925
Zdroj: Enough Rope (1926)
"But the One on the Right" in The New Yorker (1929)
Kontext: That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.
Parker's answer when asked to use the word horticulture during a game of Can-You-Give-Me-A-Sentence?, as quoted in You Might as well Live by John Keats (1970).
Zdroj: You Might as Well Live: The Life and Times of Dorothy Parker