“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.” ― Dorothy Parker


“They sicken of the calm who know the storm.”
― Dorothy Parker


“By the time you swear you’re his, shivering and sighing.
And he vows his passion is, infinite, undying.
Lady make note of this —
One of you is lying.”
Dorothy Parker




“Four be the things I am wiser to know:
Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.

Four be the things I’d been better without:
Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.

Three be the things I shall never attain:
Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.

Three be the things I shall have till I die:
Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.”

–  The Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker