Quotation by Dorothy Parker

I went to a literary gathering once.... The place was filled with people who looked as if they had been scraped up out of drains. The ladies ran to draped plush dresses—for Art; to wreaths of silken flowerets in the hair—for Femininity; and, somewhere between the two adornments, to chain-drive pince-nez—for Astigmatism. The gentlemen were small and somewhat in need of dusting.
Dorothy Parker (1893–1967), U.S. author and humorist. Constant Reader, ch. 13 (1970).

From a column dated February 11, 1928.
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