Don Marquis

Don Marquis

American writer

Lived from: 1878-1937

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Don Marquis

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    I get up in the morning with an idea for a three-volume novel and by nightfall it's a paragraph in my column.
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    I never think when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them well.
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    I would rather start a family than finish one.
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    If you make people think they're thinking they'll love you: but if you really make them think, they'll hate you.
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    In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent.
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    It would be a colorless world if each individual did not secretly believe himself superior to almost everyone else.
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    Like all other zealous reformers we do what we do because we like doing it better than anything else.
    Source: The almost perfect state
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    Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
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    now and then there is a person born who is so unlucky that he runs into accidents which started out to happen to somebody else.
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    Ours is a world where people don't know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it.
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    Persian pussy from over the sea demure and lazy and smug and fat none of your ribbons and bells for me ours is the zest of the alley cat
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    Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind.
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    Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
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    prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into
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    Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.