Thursday, June 10, 2010

Quips and Quotations

I might repeat to myself slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound -- if I can remember any of the damn things.

--Dorothy Parker


  1. Remember? At our age? Soothingly? What was it you were talking about?

    WV - dactomel, a sedative for the elderly; it helps them to *not* remember things that would otherwise be an unwelcome headache.

  2. i heart dorothy parker. one of my favorite quotes:
    what fresh hell is this?
    spoken often upon awakening.

  3. ...or how about, "You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think." D . P.

  4. I'm a sucker for other people's wonderful and profound quotes too Kirk, but I don't try to remember them. I write them down and store them on my computer. And then produce them for others at will.

  5. @Badger--You reminded me of a Preston Sturges quote that I'm going to use the next time I do one of these (if I remember).

    @standing--No shortage of good Parker quotes. The woman could be funny about anything. Even her own suicide attempts.

    @Kass--Not even if she with the professor?

  6. @Elisabeth--Dorothy Parker died of natural causes(!) in 1967. Back in those days, the average computer filled a gymnasium.

  7. @Kass--That should be, not even if she SLEPT with the professor.

    The whore's not the only one not thinking these days. Badger, where's that dactomel?

  8. What's dactomel? Dactomel, dactomel... wait, don't tell me.


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