Don Marquis - Quotes

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An idea isn't responsible for the people who believe in it.

An idea isn't responsible for the people who believe in it.

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.

Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.

Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.

A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.

A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.

Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.

Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.

By the time a bartender knows what drink a man will have before he orders, there is little else about him worth knowing. ---->>>

Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint.

Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint.

It takes all sorts of people to make the underworld. ---->>>

Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.

Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.

A hypocrite is a person who - but who isn't? ---->>>

Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into. ---->>>

Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.

Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.

The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race. ---->>>

An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.

An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.

Successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at. ---->>>

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ---->>>

Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.

Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'

Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.

Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.

Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes. ---->>>

I would rather start a family than finish one.

I would rather start a family than finish one.

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.

If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that's read by persons who move their lips when they're reading to themselves. ---->>>

One of the most important things to remember about infant care is: don't change diapers in midstream. ---->>>

Some persons are likeable in spite of their unswerving integrity. ---->>>

In all systems of theology the devil figures as a male person. Yes, it is women who keep the church going. ---->>>

Ours is a world where people don't know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it. ---->>>

We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors, and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with. ---->>>

A sequel is an admission that you've been reduced to imitating yourself. ---->>>

Blood will tell, but often it tells too much. ---->>>

Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything.

Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything.

In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent. ---->>>

I have often noticed that ancestors never boast of the descendants who boast of ancestors. I would rather start a family than finish one. Blood will tell, but often it tells too much. ---->>>

Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control. ---->>>

A demagogue is a person with whom we disagree as to which gang should mismanage the country. ---->>>

Did you ever notice that when a politician does get an idea he usually gets it all wrong. ---->>>

Of middle age the best that can be said is that a middle-aged person has likely learned how to have a little fun in spite of his troubles.

Of middle age the best that can be said is that a middle-aged person has likely learned how to have a little fun in spite of his troubles.

Man cannot be uplifted; he must be seduced into virtue. ---->>>

The art of newspaper paragraphing is to stroke a platitude until it purrs like an epigram. ---->>>

The trouble with the public is that there is too much of it; what we need in public is less quantity and more quality. ---->>>

Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind. ---->>>

There is nothing so habit-forming as money.

There is nothing so habit-forming as money.

Fate often puts all the material for happiness and prosperity into a man's hands just to see how miserable he can make himself with them. ---->>>

There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: July 29, 1878
Birthplace:
Die: 12-29, 1937
Occupation: Poet
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Donald Robert Perry Marquis ( MAR-kwis; July 29, 1878 in Walnut, Illinois – December 29, 1937 in New York City) was a humorist, journalist, and author. He was variously a novelist, poet, newspaper columnist, and playwright. He is remembered best for creating the characters Archy and Mehitabel, supposed authors of humorous verse (wikipedia)