don marquis Quotes

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
tags: youth regret dance
— Don Marquis
Not every woman in old slippers can manage to look like Cinderella
tags: women
— Don Marquis
Vibrations are the key to everything. Atoms used to be, but atoms have quite gone out.
tags: key gone
— Don Marquis
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.
tags: children age child maturity marry
— Don Marquis
Fishing: a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
tags: liar
— Don Marquis
An optimist is a man who has never had much experience.
tags: men experience
— Don Marquis
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
tags: time ambition
— Don Marquis
I never think at all when I write nobody can do two things at the same time and do them both well
tags: time write
— Don Marquis
Life is one damned kitten after another." Mehitabel the Alley Cat
tags: cat
— Don Marquis
The female of all species are most dangerous when they appear to retreat.
tags: dangerous
— Don Marquis
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
tags: beauty time live beautiful moment fire
— Don Marquis
An idea isn't responsible for the people who believe it.
tags: people believe ideas
— Don Marquis
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
tags: human progress race
— Don Marquis
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
tags: beauty forever
— Don Marquis
Nearly every night before I go to bed I ask myself, "Have I vibrated in tune with the Infinite today, or have I failed?
tags: night
— Don Marquis
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.
tags: writing reading write read
— Don Marquis
A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.
tags: people
— Don Marquis
Publishing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
tags: poetry book
— Don Marquis
If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; But if you really make them think, they'll hate you.
tags: people hate thinking
— Don Marquis
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.
tags: liar
— Don Marquis
Successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.
tags: people world successful
— Don Marquis
Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
tags: live age
— Don Marquis
In all systems of theology the devil figures as a male person. Yes, it is women who keep the church going.
tags: people women theology devil church
— Don Marquis
Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything.
— Don Marquis
Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
tags: happiness
— Don Marquis
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.
tags: writing poetry book
— Don Marquis
By the time a bartender knows what drink a man will have before he orders, there is little else about him worth knowing.
tags: time men knowing worth
— Don Marquis
Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.
tags: business
— Don Marquis
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.
tags: people
— Don Marquis
In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent.
tags: children influence child parent
— Don Marquis
When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'
tags: men work
— Don Marquis
A hypocrite is a person who - but who isn't?
tags: people
— Don Marquis
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.
tags: people age fun
— Don Marquis
Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
tags: earth
— Don Marquis
Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.
tags: ideas instinct
— Don Marquis
don marquis
Birth    : July 29, 1878
Death  : December 29, 1937
Occupation  : Humorist