->"''That bird only sings when she's unhappy.''"
->''“You can drag a horticulture, but you can't make her think.”''
-->-- '''Dorothy Parker''', after being asked to use "horticulture" in a sentence.
'''Dorothy Parker''' (1893-1967) was an American poet, critic, and satirist, known for her [[DeadpanSnarker biting wit]]. Her written works specialized in cynicism related to love and romance, how they don't seem to work in practice as they do in idealistic works, and how even people who know this still want love and romance. Some of her shorter works are flat-out memorized in certain circles, and her influence remains in the PopculturalOsmosis for tropes about non-ideal love.
She also collaborated with various people on occasional plays and screenplays, sharing an AcademyAward nomination for the screenplay of the original ''Film/AStarIsBorn''.
!!TV Tropes pages with page quotes from Dorothy Parker:
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!!Works by Dorothy Parker provide examples of:
* BaitAndSwitchComment: "This is not a book to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force."
* IncrediblyLamePun: see the page quote
* KeepTheHomeFiresBurning: "Penelope"