Peggy Bacon's 1934 book Off With Their Heads! Bacon describes Parker this way:
Wild muss of dark hair, charging up and away at back and cascading over face in a panic-stricken style. Round, eager eyes wide open, bulgy, slightly mad, full of swift simulation. Pert lips of specious sweetness. Chic, bright fluttering head perched on a sluggish, opulent body like a quick live bird on a rooted tree. Artful, atmospheric, volatile, mundane.
____________________________________________________________“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.”
“Of course I talk to myself. I like a good speaker, and I appreciate an intelligent audience.”
“You can lead a horticulture, but you can’t make her think.”
In youth, it was a way I had,To do my best to please.And change, with every passing ladTo suit his theories.But now I know the things I knowAnd do the things I do,And if you do not like me so,To hell, my love, with you.”