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All Quotes by author - Don Marquis
" A demagogue is a person with whom we disagree as to which gang should mismanage the country. "
" Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough. "
" A hypocrite is a person who - but who isn't? "
" An idea isn't responsible for the people who believe in it. "
" An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience. "
" 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. "
" Blood will tell, but often it tells too much. "
" Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything. "
" By the time a bartender knows what drink a man will have before he orders, there is little else about him worth knowing. "
" Did you ever notice that when a politician does get an idea he usually gets it all wrong. "
" Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint. "
" 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. "
" Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes. "
" Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness. "
" Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control. "
" Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" In all systems of theology the devil figures as a male person. Yes, it is women who keep the church going. "
" In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent. "
" It takes all sorts of people to make the underworld. "
" I would rather start a family than finish one. "
" Man cannot be uplifted; he must be seduced into virtue. "
" Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever. "
" 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. "
" One of the most important things to remember about infant care is: don't change diapers in midstream. "
" Ours is a world where people don't know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it. "
" Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. "
" Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind. "
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