"I could count the things I didn't do yesterday that I should have done. I could count the things I should do today that I'm not going to do. I'm never going to accomplish anything; that's perfectly clear to me. I'm never going to be famous. My name will never be writ large on the roster of Those Who Do Things. I don't do anything. Not one single thing. … I don't amount to the powder to blow me to hell. I've turned out to be nothing but a bit of flotsam."
- Dorothy Parker, "The Little Hours"