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About Don Marquis

Donald Robert Perry Marquis (July 29, 1878 – December 29, 1937) was a humorist, journalist, and author.


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1

The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race. Don Marquis


2

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. Don Marquis


3

Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun. Don Marquis


4

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


5

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


6

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


7

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


8

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


9

A hypocrite is a person who – but who isn’t? Don Marquis


10

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


11

It takes all sorts of people to make the underworld. Don Marquis


12

Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes. Don Marquis


13

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: ‘Whose?’ Don Marquis


14

Man cannot be uplifted; he must be seduced into virtue. Don Marquis


15

Blood will tell, but often it tells too much. Don Marquis


16

A sequel is an admission that you’ve been reduced to imitating yourself. Don Marquis


17

Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into. Don Marquis


18

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


19

Some persons are likeable in spite of their unswerving integrity. Don Marquis


20

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


21

One of the most important things to remember about infant care is: don’t change diapers in midstream. Don Marquis


22

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


23

In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child’s parent or grandparent. Don Marquis


24

There is nothing so habit-forming as money. Don Marquis


25

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. Don Marquis


26

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. Don Marquis


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