Quote by Dorothy Parker: “Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.”
11 Tricks for Those Who Wear Glasses (FUNNY BONUS)
Move on eighty years or so and the situation is quite different. These days, anything goes in attracting an admirer. What is really important to realise is that when someone captures our attention, it is likely to be their eyes, not the shoes they are wearing. Modern design and the need for image and identity do play their part in why a person might prefer glasses, but glasses have come a long way in the last decade or so with improved lightweight materials and lenses, and more reliable joints and fittings all helping to compete against the stresses and accidents that happen with daily use. Historically glasses were seen as showing a person to be wise and mature, and today wearing glasses can give a bookish or nerdy impression — an impression that might just be the image a person wants to portray of course.
Dorothy Parker August 22 , — June 7 , was an American writer, poet, and critic. A fixture of s literary society known for her acerbic wit and low opinion of romantic relationships, she became a member of the famous Algonquin Round Table. Misattributed [ edit ] Note: A great many misquotations are attributed to Mrs. Please try to verify the provenance of any quotations you believe should be ascribed to her. Parker herself wrote about the perils of misquotation in "A Pig's Eye Look At Literature" If you want to know what the Lord God thinks of money, just look at those to whom he gives it. Man and the Gospel by Thomas Guthrie "and you may know how little God thinks of money by observing on what bad and contemptible characters he often bestows it.
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She also wrote a number of screenplays, poetry, and short fiction. A founder of the Algonquin Round Table, she was known for her pointed verbal wit and satire, often focused on the life of middle class young women, newly "liberated" from Victorian restrictions. - Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads.
Dorothy Parker might be glad to know that men frequently make passes at girls and women who wear glasses nowadays. In at least American culture , glasses tend to connote intelligence and often a certain degree of nerdiness to the unwary observer, and fortunately nowadays intelligence is more accepted, even valued, in women. So to some extent, the scales have tipped the other way such that the bubble-headed women on television and in movies are more often portrayed as the undesirable ones. On the other hand, there is still a broad vein of anti-glasses sentiment in American culture. Consistently, in movies, talk shows, sitcoms, and ad campaigns that rely on someone going "from geek to goddess," women and men are put through a makeover process where the glasses are the first to go.