Don Marquis Quotes

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Born: July 29, 1878, Walnut, Illinois, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Forest Hills, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, December 29, 1937
Occupation: Author

1.
A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.
- Don Marquis

2.
Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
- Don Marquis

3.
An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.
- Don Marquis

4.
Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint.
- Don Marquis

5.
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

6.
Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
- Don Marquis

7.
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

8.
I would rather start a family than finish one.
- Don Marquis

9.
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

10.
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

11.
One of the most important things to remember about infant care is: don't change diapers in midstream.
- Don Marquis

12.
Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind.
- Don Marquis

13.
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
- Don Marquis

14.
Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
- Don Marquis

15.
Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.
- Don Marquis

16.
There is nothing so habit-forming as money.
- Don Marquis

17.
We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors, and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with.
- Don Marquis

18.
When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?'
- Don Marquis

19.
Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
- Don Marquis

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