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O. Henry
September 11, 1862 - June 5, 1910
Nationality: American
Category: Writer
Subcategory: American Writer

By nature and doctrines I am addicted to the habit of discovering choice places wherein to feed.


Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!


It is said that love makes the world go 'round - the announcement lacks verification. It's wind from the dinner horn that does it.


Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.


There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.


A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows.


When one loves one's Art no service seems too hard.


We may achieve climate, but weather is thrust upon us.


If men knew how women pass the time when they are alone, they'd never marry.


The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate.


By rights you're a king. If I was you, I'd call for a new deal.


Whenever he saw a dollar in another man's hands he took it as a personal grudge, if he couldn't take it any other way.


It brings up happy old days when I was only a farmer and not an agriculturist.


Bohemia is nothing more than the little country in which you do not live. If you try to obtain citizenship in it, at once the court and retinue pack the royal archives and treasure and move away beyond the hills.


If man knew how women pass the time when they are alone, they'd never marry.


Turn up the lights. I don't want to go home in the dark.


Write what you like; there is no other rule.


It'll be a great place if they ever finish it.


She plucked from my lapel the invisible strand of lint (the universal act of woman to proclaim ownership).


Inject a few raisins of conversation into the tasteless dough of existence.


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