Quotation by Dorothy Parker

You don't want a general houseworker, do you? Or a traveling companion, quiet, refined, speaks fluent French entirely in the present tense? Or an assistant billiard-maker? Or a private librarian? Or a lady car-washer? Because if you do, I should appreciate your giving me a trial at the job. Any minute now, I am going to become one of the Great Unemployed. I am about to leave literature flat on its face. I don't want to review books any more. It cuts in too much on my reading.
Dorothy Parker (1893–1967), U.S. author, book reviewer, and humorist. Constant Reader, ch. 12 (1970).

From a column dated February 4, 1928, in which she reviewed an important but difficult novel by Ford Madox Ford: The Last Post.
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