Don Marquis Quotes


41 Don Marquis quotes:



"When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'"
"Now and then / there is a person born / who is so unlucky / that he runs into accidents/ which started out to happen / to somebody else"
Author: Marquis Quotes Category: Accidents Quotes
"Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo."
"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday."
"Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness."
"Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates."
"Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough."
"Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever."
"An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience."
"I would rather start a family than finish one."
"The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race."
"Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint."
"Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything."
"Successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at."
"We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors, and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with."
"A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists."
"A sequel is an admission that you've been reduced to imitating yourself."
"Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind."
"A hypocrite is a person who - but who isn't?"
"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."



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