"Which Is More Important: Travel, Or My Girlfriend?"Sadie Stein8/20/09 5:00pmFiled to: Ask dorothy parkerAsk A Dead PersonDorothy ParkerErnest HemingwayJack KerouacSir thomas moreIsak dinesenAbelardAlfred dreyfusmarie antoinetteGeorge M. CohanLizzie BordenEmily DickinsonCasanovaTop452EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThis week, a dude wrote into the WaPo's Carolyn Hax with a relationship question. Her advice was great and all, but we were curious to see what famous dead people had to say!AdvertisementI love European travel, but my girlfriend has travel restrictions outside the United States for at least one more year...I really like her, but this is causing me some resentment; she hinted that she's okay with my traveling by myself — but in a passive-aggressive manner, I suspect. Any words of wisdom? Dorthy Parker: "You overestimate your appeal/ She'll pack your bags with joyful zeal."AdvertisementErnest Hemingway: This is why God made French whores. And Spanish whores. I'm forgetting some whores.Casanova: That's what we call a "business trip."Emily Dickinson: What is this "travel" of which you speak?SponsoredLizzie Borden: What is this "passive aggression" of which you speak? Joseph McCarthy: "Travel restrictions?" And what are these "European" countries you're so very eager to visit?Abelard: So, you "love" travel and "like" this woman? Enduring Love: ur doin it rong. [translated from the Latin.]AdvertisementIsak Dinesen: I disagree. This is curtailing your ability to travel? End it.George M. Cohan: Wait, why would you want to leave the GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD? [Dances.]Marie Antoinette: Travel restrictions? I don't understand. You just call a carriage, nicht wahr?AdvertisementAlfred Dreyfus: Don't talk to me about resentment, Monsieur.Sir Thomas More: What do you mean, "hinted?"Ernest Hemingway: Remembered! Cuban whores.AdvertisementAdvertisement Jack Kerouac: Fuck the government.CAROLYN HAX [Washington Post]Earlier: How Do I Tell Everyone That This Guy Died Of Prostate Cancer Because He Was An Adulterer? "My Marriage Is Falling Apart Because I'm A Mac, And He's A PC." What To Do When You're In Love With Your Sister's Widower? "How Do I Keep My Sullen Daughter From Alienating My Wealthy Boyfriend?"