Four be the things I’d been better without: Love, curiosity, freckles and doubt. Dorothy Parker 1893-1967 The illustration is copyright: Masson via ShutterstockInventory: Dorothy Parker
“Four be the things I am wiser to know:
Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.
Four be the things I’d been better without:
Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.
Three be the things I shall never attain:
Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.
Three be the things I shall have till I die:
Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.
Dorothy Parker, The Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker