Quotation by Dorothy Parker

It has lately been drawn to your correspondent's attention that, at social gatherings, she is not the human magnet she would be. Indeed, it turns out that as a source of entertainment, conviviality, and good fun, she ranks somewhere between a sprig of parsley and a single ice- skate. It would appear, from the actions of the assembled guests, that she is about as hot company as a night nurse.
Dorothy Parker (1893–1967), U.S. author and humorist. Constant Reader, column dated November 17, 1928 (1970).
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