Don Marquis Quotes

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happiness-is-the-interval-between-periods-of-unhappiness
a-pessimist-is-a-person-who-has-had-to-listen-to-too-many-optimists
every-cloud-has-its-silver-lining-but-it-is-sometimes-a-little-difficult-to-get-it-to-the-mint
punctuality-is-one-of-the-cardinal-business-virtues-always-insist-on-it-in-your-subordinates
middle-age-is-the-time-when-a-man-is-always-thinking-that-in-a-week-or-two-he-will-feel-as-good-as-ever
age-is-not-a-particularly-interesting-subject-anyone-can-get-old-all-you-have-to-do-is-live-long-enough
procrastination-is-the-art-of-keeping-up-with-yesterday
writing-a-book-of-poetry-is-like-dropping-a-rose-petal-down-the-grand-canyon-and-waiting-for-the-echo
honesty-is-a-good-thing-but-it-is-not-profitable-to-its-possessor-unless-it-is-kept-under-control
a-hypocrite-is-a-person-who-but-who-isnt
an-idea-isnt-responsible-for-the-people-who-believe-it
the-chief-obstacle-to-the-progress-of-the-human-race-is-the-human-race
if-you-make-people-think-theyre-thinking-theyll-love-you-if-you-really-make-them-think-theyll-hate-you
fishing-is-a-delusion-entirely-surrounded-by-liars-in-old-clothes
prohibition-makes-you-want-to-cry-into-your-beer-and-denies-you-the-beer-to-cry-into
life-is-one-damned-kitten-after-another-mehitabel-alley-cat-don-marquis
a-pessimist-is-person-who-has-had-to-listen-to-too-many-optimist-don-marquis
my-master-is-same-as-god-when-he-thumps-with-his-hand-people-bring-us-hamburg-steaks-at-any-eating-stand-pete-s-holiday-don-marquis
a spider and a fly i heard a spider and a fly arguing wait said the fly do not eat me i serve a great purpose in the world you will have to show me said the spider i scurry around gutters and sewers and garbage cans said the fly and gather up the germs of typhoid influenza and pneumonia on my feet and wings then i carry these germs into households of men and give them diseases all the people who have lived the right sort of life recover from the diseases and the old soaks who have weakened their systems with liquor and iniquity succumb it is my mission to help rid the world of these wicked persons i am a vessel of righteousness scattering seeds of justice and serving the noblest uses it is true said the spider that you are more useful in a plodding material sort of way than i am but i do not serve the utilitarian deities i serve the gods of beauty look at the gossamer webs i weave they float in the sun like filaments of song if you get what i mean i do not work at anything i play all the time i am busy with the stuff of enchantment and the materials of fairyland my works transcend utility i am the artist a creator and demi god it is ridiculous to suppose that i should be denied the food i need in order to continue to create beauty i tell you plainly mister fly it is all damned nonsense for that food to rear up on its hind legs and say it should not be eaten you have convinced me said the fly say no more and shutting all his eyes he prepared himself for dinner and yet he said i could have made out a case for myself too if i had had a better line of talk of course you could said the spider clutching a sirloin from him but the end would have been just the same if neither of us had spoken at all boss i am afraid that what the spider said is true and it gives me to think furiously upon the futility of literature archy

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spider-fly-i-heard-spider-fly-arguing-wait-said-fly-do-not-eat-me-i-serve-great-purpose-in-world-you-will-have-to-show-me-said-spider-i-scurry-around-gutters-sewers-garbage-cans-
in-order-to-influence-child-one-must-be-careful-not-to-be-that-childs-parent-grandparent-don-marquis
ideas-pull-trigger-but-instinct-loads-gun-don-marquis
when-man-tells-you-that-he-got-rich-through-hard-work-ask-him-whose-don-marquis
if-you-want-to-get-rich-from-writing-write-sort-thing-thats-read-by-persons-who-move-their-lips-when-theyre-reading-to-themselves-don-marquis
publishing-book-poetry-is-like-dropping-rose-petal-down-grand-canyon-waiting-for-echo-don-marquis
you-want-to-know-whether-i-believe-in-ghosts-course-i-do-not-believe-in-them-if-you-had-known-as-many-them-as-i-have-you-would-not-believe-in-them-either-don-marquis
an-idea-isnt-responsible-for-people-who-believe-in-it-don-marquis
an-optimist-is-man-who-has-never-had-much-experience-don-marquis
a-certain-alloy-expediency-improves-gold-morality-makes-it-wear-all-longer-don-marquis
a-demagogue-is-person-with-whom-we-disagree-as-to-which-gang-should-mismanage-country-don-marquis
just-as-soon-as-uplifters-get-country-reformed-it-slips-into-nose-dive-don-marquis
pity-meek-for-they-shall-inherit-earth-don-marquis
by-time-bartender-knows-what-drink-man-will-have-before-he-orders-there-is-little-else-about-him-worth-knowing-don-marquis
it-takes-all-sorts-people-to-make-underworld-don-marquis
the-art-newspaper-paragraphing-is-to-stroke-platitude-until-it-purrs-like-epigram-don-marquis
censors-are-necessary-increasingly-necessary-if-america-is-to-avoid-having-vital-literature-don-marquis
he-worked-like-hell-in-country-he-could-live-in-city-where-he-worked-like-hell-he-could-live-in-country-don-marquis
a-great-many-people-who-spend-their-time-mourning-over-brevity-life-could-make-it-seem-longer-if-they-did-little-more-work-don-marquis
many-man-spanks-his-children-for-things-his-own-father-should-have-spanked-out-him-don-marquis
it-is-cheering-thought-to-think-that-god-is-on-side-best-digestion-don-marquis
what-man-calls-civilization-always-results-in-deserts-don-marquis
blood-will-tell-but-often-it-tells-too-much-don-marquis
a-fierce-unrest-seethes-at-core-all-existing-things-it-was-eager-wish-to-soar-that-gave-gods-their-wings-don-marquis
the-trouble-with-public-is-that-there-is-too-much-it-what-we-need-in-public-is-less-quantity-more-quality-don-marquis
there-is-always-comforting-thought-in-time-trouble-when-it-is-not-our-trouble-don-marquis
the-most-pleasant-useful-persons-are-those-who-leave-some-problems-universe-for-god-to-worry-about-don-marquis
no-form-government-matters-nearly-as-much-as-spirit-intelligence-brought-to-administration-any-form-government-don-marquis
the-female-all-species-are-most-dangerous-when-they-appear-to-retreat-don-marquis
not-every-woman-in-old-slippers-can-manage-to-look-like-cinderella-don-marquis
some-persons-are-likeable-in-spite-their-unswerving-integrity
successful-people-are-ones-who-think-up-things-for-rest-world-to-keep-busy-at
ours-is-world-where-people-dont-know-what-they-want-are-willing-to-go-through-hell-to-get-it
a-sequel-is-admission-that-youve-been-reduced-to-imitating-yourself
there-is-luxury-in-self-reproach-when-we-blame-ourselves-we-feel-no-one-else-has-right-to-blame-us
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