Quotation by Dorothy Parker

...as for helping me in the outside world, the Convent taught me only that if you spit on a pencil eraser, it will erase ink.
Dorothy Parker (1893–1967), U.S. author and humorist. As quoted in The Late Mrs. Dorothy Parker, ch. 2, by Leslie Frewin (1986).

At age six, Parker—though the daughter of a Jewish father—began attending the Blessed Sacrament Convent school in New York City. She was a rebellious student, and when she was thirteen, the nuns asked her parents to withdraw her.
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