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An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it. Don Marquis - Ideas
Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes. Don Marquis - Fishing
In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent. Don Marquis - Parents and Parenting
He worked like hell in the country so he could live in the city, where he worked like hell so he could live in the country. Don Marquis - Work
Science has always been too dignified to invent a good backscratcher. Don Marquis - Science and Scientists
When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him whose? Don Marquis - Work, Hard
Ours is a world where people don't know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it. Don Marquis - Success
Some persons are likable in spite of their unswerving integrity. Don Marquis - Honesty
There is nothing so habit-forming as money. Don Marquis - Money
prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into. Don Marquis - Prohibition
Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. Don Marquis - Poetry and Poets
Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint. Don Marquis - Difficulties
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 - Age and Aging
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. Don Marquis - Cats
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 - Inheritance
A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists. Don Marquis - Pessimism
I would rather start a family than finish one. Don Marquis - Family
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. Don Marquis - Procrastination
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. Don Marquis - Ideas
Did you ever notice that when a politician does get an idea he usually gets it all wrong. Don Marquis - Politicians and Politics
a man thinks he amounts to a great deal but to a flea or a mosquito a human being is merely something good to eat. Don Marquis - Insects
When you can't have anything else, you can have virtue. Don Marquis - Virtue
Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything. Don Marquis - Bores and Boredom
Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates. Don Marquis - Punctuality
A fierce unrest seethes at the core, of all existing things:, it was the eager wish to soar, that gave the gods their wings. Don Marquis - Dissatisfaction
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. Don Marquis - Misfortunes
I never think when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them well. Don Marquis - Writers and Writing
Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness. Don Marquis - Happiness
Blood will tell, but often it tells too much. Don Marquis - Blood
Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control. Don Marquis - Honesty
An optimist is a man who has never had much experience. Don Marquis - Optimism
Successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at. Don Marquis - Success
I get up in the morning with an idea for a three-volume novel and by nightfall it's a paragraph in my column. Don Marquis - Journalism and Journalists
If you make people think they're thinking they'll love you: but if you really make them think, they'll hate you. Don Marquis - Thoughts and Thinking
Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind. Don Marquis - Poetry and Poets

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