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    my youth i shall never forget but there s nothing i really regret wotthehell wotthehell there s a dance in the old dame yet toujours gai toujours gai
    — Don Marquis
    tags: youth  regret  dance 
     
    Not every woman in old slippers can manage to look like Cinderella
    — Don Marquis
    tags: women 
     
    Vibrations are the key to everything. Atoms used to be, but atoms have quite gone out.
    — Don Marquis
    tags: key  gone 
     
    If a child shows himself to be incorrigible, he should be decently and quietly beheaded at the age of twelve, lest he grow to maturity, marry, and perpetuate his kind.
    — Don Marquis
    tags: children  age  child  maturity  marry 
     
    Fishing: a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
    — Don Marquis
    tags: liar 
     
    An optimist is a man who has never had much experience.
    — Don Marquis
    tags: men  experience 
     
    I look back on my life and it seems to me to be just one damned kitten after another.
    — Don Marquis
    personally my ambition is to get my time as a cockroach shortened for good behavior and be promoted to a revenue officer it is not much of a step up but i am humble
    — Don Marquis
    tags: time  ambition 
     
    I never think at all when I write nobody can do two things at the same time and do them both well
    — Don Marquis
    tags: time  write 
     
    Life is one damned kitten after another." Mehitabel the Alley Cat
    — Don Marquis
    tags: cat 
     
    The female of all species are most dangerous when they appear to retreat.
    — Don Marquis
    tags: dangerous 
     
    fire is beautiful and we know that if we get too close it will kill us but what does that matter it is better to be happy for a moment and be burned up with beauty than to live a long time and be bored all the while
    — Don Marquis
    tags: beauty  time  live  beautiful  moment  fire 
     
    An idea isn't responsible for the people who believe it.
    — Don Marquis
    tags: people  believe  ideas 
     
    The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
    — Don Marquis
    tags: human  progress  race 
     
    it is better to be a part of beauty for one instant and then cease to exist than to exist forever and never be a part of beauty
    — Don Marquis
    tags: beauty  forever 
     
    Nearly every night before I go to bed I ask myself, "Have I vibrated in tune with the Infinite today, or have I failed?
    — Don Marquis
    tags: night 
     
    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.
    — Don Marquis
    tags: writing  reading  write  read 
     
    A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.
    — Don Marquis
    tags: people 
     
    Publishing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
    — Don Marquis
    tags: poetry  book 
     
    If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; But if you really make them think, they'll hate you.
    — Don Marquis
    tags: people  hate  thinking 
     
    A sequel is an admission that you've been reduced to imitating yourself.
    — Don Marquis
    Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
    — Don Marquis
    tags: liar 
     
    Successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.
    — Don Marquis
    tags: people  world  successful 
     
    Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
    — Don Marquis
    tags: live  age 
     
    In all systems of theology the devil figures as a male person. Yes, it is women who keep the church going.
    — Don Marquis
    tags: people  women  theology  devil  church 
     
    Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything.
    — Don Marquis
    Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
    — Don Marquis
    tags: happiness 
     
    Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into.
    — Don Marquis
    Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
    — Don Marquis
    tags: writing  poetry  book 
     
    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
    tags: time  men  knowing  worth 
     
    Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.
    — Don Marquis
    tags: business 
     
    Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint.
    — Don Marquis
    Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
    — Don Marquis
    It takes all sorts of people to make the underworld.
    — Don Marquis
    tags: people 
     
    In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent.
    — Don Marquis
    When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'
    — Don Marquis
    tags: men  work 
     
    A hypocrite is a person who - but who isn't?
    — Don Marquis
    tags: people 
     
    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.
    — Don Marquis
    tags: people  age  fun 
     
    Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
    — Don Marquis
    tags: earth 
     
    Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.
    — Don Marquis
    tags: ideas  instinct 
     
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    don marquis
    Birth    : July 29, 1878
    Death  : December 29, 1937
    Occupation  : Humorist