Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Today I read a Dorothy Parker quote that I had never heard before. Granted, I am not well versed in Dorothy Parker, although she is part of a good era for me, she was an American, and I tended to kind of phase out during modern American lit lest someone mention John Updike.

“This wasn’t just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it.”

Now, personally, I love this quote because it mentions raisins. If you are child of the same 80’s that I am a child of, you probably know the other famous quote involving raisins.

“It’s got raisins in it. You like raisins.”

And if you don’t know that quote…I’m truly sorry that you believe that John Cusack is just now starting to do wacky comedies (don’t get me started though, I am kind of cheesed off about this whole “Hot Tub Time Machine” thing. Seriously, dude, you wouldn’t do commentary for “Better off Dead” but three or four tragic films later you hearken back to your roots? Seriously?).


Yes. Raisins. I could tell you how I am not such a big fan of raisins except in certain circumstances (covered in chocolate, perhaps).

Or I could tell you that I actually own a bracelet.that has another Dorothy Parker quote on it. “I like to have a martini,
Two at the very most.
After three I'm under the table,
after four I'm under my host.”

My husband doesn’t think it’s funny.

He’s should be glad it’s not this one: “Ducking for apples -- change one letter and it's the story of my life.”

Yeah, I know this isn’t much of a post but I read those quotes today and felt the need to share.


Kari said...

Crazy! I just read this on a random blog, in the comments, a few minutes ago and I too have never heard it before! I read that blog and then clicked on yours. I also only like raisins if they are covered in chocolate or yogurt. Also I like you.

ren said...

we probably read it on the same blog. i think it was the "blah, blah, blag" one. is that where you saw it?

Janet said...

I had irish soda bread with raisins in it and forgot my irish friend doesn't like raisings...goot thing she brought sourdough!

Kari said...

Yes! What a random blog to have in common.

ishmael said...

thats radtastic. though by my fourth martini, i am usually inciting a riot.