A minor point of reference and other things

Tuesday, 20 November, Year 4 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu

The pastime of passing nonsense as Oscar Wilde quotes is not a contemporary invention, and perhaps not even modern.

If with the literate I am impelled to try an epigram,
I never seek to take the credit ; we all assume that Oscar said it.
~Dorothy Parkeri, 1927.

And now for something completely different :

You may know how little God thinks of "moral" people by observing how little money he ordinarily bestows upon them.
~Dorothy Parker, 2012.

Everything I've ever said will be credited to Dorothy Parker
~Dorothy Parker while disguised as a jew with round glasses and jewfro hair, 1974

Victory goes to her who makes the next-to-last mistake.
~Dorothy Parker while playing chess, date unknown (as she's not known to have played chess).

I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.
~Drth Prkr, 19

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. Such is the advantage of wearing skirts.
~Dorothy Parker on Half Naked Thursday of 2010.

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
~Dorothy Parker on cooking, date unknown.

The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have the ability to express its results succintly.
~Dorothy Parker on poetry, XIVth century.

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  1. Best known for her observation re some Yale (the famous party school) prom that "If all the girls attending it were laid end to end I wouldn't be at all surprised". []
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  1. "Victory goes to her who makes the next-to-last mistake."

    Unless, that is, she fucks up her pronouns.

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    Mircea Popescu 
    Tuesday, 20 November 2012

    Victory you mean ?

  1. [...] The Internet hasn’t created the circlejerk however, it merely brought the cost of participation down to what the average person can afford. They existed over one hundred years ago, as for instance : These were no giants. Think who was writing in those days—Lardner, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and Hemingway. Those were the real giants. The Round Table was just a lot of people telling jokes and telling each other how good they were. Just a bunch of loudmouths showing off, saving their gags for days, waiting for a chance to spring them….There was no truth in anything they said. It was the terrible day of the wisecrack, so there didn’t have to be any truth… ~Oscar Wilde [...]

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