Posts Tagged 'Dorothy Parker'

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/15/18

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This novel is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force.”   —   Dorothy Parker

(Don’t dance around the issue, Dottie!  Wha’d ja think of my book?  It’s not often that we get the word “hurled” in the Cryptoquote.  Or “tossed” for that matter.  Fun quote!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/01/17

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Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is merely calisthenics with words.”   —   Dorothy Parker

(Okay.  Just so long as that wit . . . fits, with your preconceived notions.  Otherwise, it’s all calisthenics with words.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/23/15

American writer Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)

American writer Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Four be the things I’d been better without:  love, curiosity, freckles, doubt.”   —   Dorothy Parker

Веснушки

Веснушки (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Both; too poetic, and too lazy . . . for my taste.  Too poetic because I thought there was some kind of mis-print in the beginning of the cryptoquote.  People haven’t spoken this way since Elizabethan times.  Too lazy because love, curiosity and doubt are essential for growth.  Sure, all can cause a certain amount of pain.  But, hey!  No pain, no gain.  Right?  Even freckles!  They help you to develop a kind of thicker skin.  And, they generally fade as you get older anyway.  The line may rhyme, but it just doesn’t resonate.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/26/14

American writer Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)

American writer Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The only useful thing I ever learned in school was that if you spit on your eraser it will erase ink.”   —   Dorothy Parker

 

English: Dorothy Parker, Miss Washngton D.C. 1938

English: Dorothy Parker, Miss Washngton D.C. 1938 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Does this actually work???  I had never heard of this little trick before.  Maybe, it only works with those older fountain pens?  Can anyone out there verify this for us?  I’d appreciate it.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  Enjoy this *bonus* other Dorothy Parker!   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/06/13

Dorothy Parker and Bob Barker

Dorothy Parker and Bob Barker (Photo credit: abbyladybug)

Constant use will not wear ragged the fabric of friendship.”   —   Dorothy Parker

 

American writer Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)

American writer Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Not even if you look for the union label???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/17/12

Dorothy Parker woz 'ere. The Blue Bar in this ...

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Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.”   —   Dorothy Parker

(This age could sorely use a great broad like Dottie P.  Somebody out there start a new Algonquin Round Table, will ya!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/20/11

Dorothy Parker woz 'ere. The Blue Bar in this ...

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The only dependable law of life:  everything is always worse than you thought it was going to be.”   —   Dorothy Parker

(Kind of a variation on Murphy’s Law!  I wonder which came first?  This quote, or Whatever can go wrong will go wrong.?  Hmm!)   —   YUR


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