Quotation Explorer - 'Don Marquis'

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. - Don Marquis
A pessimist is a person who has to listen to too many optimists. - Don Marquis
An idea isn't responsible for the people who believe in it. - Don Marquis
Publishing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. - Don Marquis
An optimist is a man who has never had much experience. - Don Marquis
Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness. - 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. - Don Marquis
When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?' - Don Marquis
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. - Don Marquis
The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race. - 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. - Don Marquis
Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun. - Don Marquis
they thought they were heroes when they were only cinders in the eye of humanity too many creatures both insects and humans estimate their own value by the amount of irritation they are able to cause greater personalities than themselves - 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. - Don Marquis
A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimist. - Don Marquis
When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose? - Don Marquis
fire is beautifuland we know that if we gettoo close it will kill usbut what does that matterit is better to be happy for a momentand be burned up with beautythan to live a long timeand be bored all the while - Don Marquis
A hypocrite is a person who--but who isn't? - Don Marquis
Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control. - Don Marquis
Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes. - Don Marquis
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