Quotation by Dorothy Parker

Here was a great woman; a magnificent, generous, gallant, reckless, fated fool of a woman. There was never a place for her in the ranks of the terrible, slow army of the cautious. She ran ahead, where there were no paths.
Dorothy Parker (1893–1967), U.S. author, book reviewer, and humorist. Constant Reader, ch. 10 (1970).

From a column dated January 14, 1928, in which she reviewed the autobiography of Isadora Duncan (1878-1927), who was an immensely innovative, daring, and controversial dancer and woman. Duncan had died dramatically the previous year in Nice, France, when her long, flowing neck scarf caught in the wheel of her automobile and strangled her.
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