Don Marquis, fully Donald Robert Perry Marquis

Don
Marquis, fully Donald Robert Perry Marquis
1878
1937

American New York Newspaper Columnist, Novelist, Poet, Playwright and Humorist

Author Quotes

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.

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.

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

Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.

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.

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

When you can't have anything else, you can have virtue.

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

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

Publishing a volume of verse 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.

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

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

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

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

It takes all sorts of people to make the underworld.

Science has always been too dignified to invent a good backscratcher.

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

Life is one damned kitten after another. Mehitabel the Alley Cat

Some persons are likable in spite of their unswerving integrity.

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.

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

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

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

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

Author Picture
First Name
Don
Last Name
Marquis, fully Donald Robert Perry Marquis
Birth Date
1878
Death Date
1937
Bio

American New York Newspaper Columnist, Novelist, Poet, Playwright and Humorist