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Don Marquis
July 29, 1878 - December 29, 1937
Nationality: American
Category: Poet
Subcategory: American Poet

Some persons are likeable in spite of their unswerving integrity.


In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent.


Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.


A sequel is an admission that you've been reduced to imitating yourself.


Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind.


Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into.


The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.


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.


Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.


A hypocrite is a person who - but who isn't?


It takes all sorts of people to make the underworld.


Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.


Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.


An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it.


Man cannot be uplifted; he must be seduced into virtue.


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


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.


There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.


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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