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Don Marquis – 19 Quotes

 

19 Quotes by Don Marquis

 

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

– Don Marquis


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


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


Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.

– Don Marquis


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

– Don Marquis


One of the most important things to remember about infant care is: don’t change diapers in midstream.

– Don Marquis


An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.

– Don Marquis


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


I would rather start a family than finish one.

– Don Marquis


A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.

– Don Marquis


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

– Don Marquis


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


Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.

– Don Marquis


There is nothing so habit-forming as money.

– Don Marquis


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


Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind.

– Don Marquis


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

– Don Marquis


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

– Don Marquis


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

– Don Marquis


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