I’d like to have money. And I’d like to be a good writer. These two can come together, and I hope they will, but if that’s too adorable, I’d rather have the money.

Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) American writer
“The Art of Fiction,” interview by Marion Capron, The Paris Review #13 (Summer 1956)

Reprinted in The Portable Dorothy Parker (1944).

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