January 10, 2009

Dorothy Parker's Assertions About Writing

"I hate writing, I love having written."
— Dorothy Parker

I am not Dorothy Parker. I love the writing process. Her work is terrific, and worthy of all accolades. Try her short stories to really see her strength.

"There's a hell of a distance between wise-cracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words."
— Dorothy Parker

Agree fully. Good wise-cracking is hard to find. Good wit is even harder. Much of today's humor, as always has been the case, is wise-cracking. Wit requires more thinking. I esteem to hit one or the other here.

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