Friday Five [01.16.15]

You can’t go wrong with five Dorothy Parker gems.

  • “What fresh hell is this?” (Said when her phone would ring.)
  • “You can lead a horticulture, but you can’t make her think.”
  • “If you wear a short enough skirt, the party will come to you.”
  • “There’s a hell of a distance between wise-cracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words.”
  • “If all the girls attending [the Yale prom] were laid end to end, I wouldn’t be at all surprised.”

A new book, Dorothy Parker Drank Here, to be released February 24th. It promises to be a good read. And look for my name in the acknowledgements. True story.


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