You can't teach an old dogma new tricks.
Attributed to Parker after her death, by Robert E. Drennan The Algonquin Wits (1968), p. 124. However the same quip appears anonymously fifteen years earlier, in the trade journal Sales Management (Chicago: Dartnell Corp., 1918-75), vol. 70 (Survey of Buying Power, 1953), p. 80: "Marxism never changes. You can’t teach an old dogma new tricks."
The House Beautiful is the play lousy.Dorothy Parker
That should assure us of at least forty-five minutes of undisturbed privacy.Dorothy Parker
Salary is no object: I want only enough to keep body and soul apart.Dorothy Parker
That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.Dorothy Parker
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
It's not the tragedies that kill us; it's the messes.Dorothy Parker
All those writers who write about their own childhood! Gentle God, if I wrote about mine you wouldn't sit in the same room with me.Dorothy Parker
What fresh hell can this be?Dorothy Parker
I hate almost all rich people, but I think I'd be darling at it.Dorothy Parker
Curiosity killed the cat.Dorothy Parker
Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.Dorothy Parker