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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.

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1. Sex appeal

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

– New York World (1926)

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