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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Don Marquis on musical, books, poems, lessons, archy-mehitabel, funny, ideas, hypocrite, women, delusion and poetry.

24 Mind-Blowing Quotes By Don Marquis

Quick Facts

Famous As: Humorist

Born On: July 29, 1878

Died On: December 29, 1937

Born In: Walnut, Illinois

Died At Age: 59

Don Marquis was a celebrated American author, novelist, journalist, humorist, poet, playwright and newspaper columnist. He is best-known for creating ‘Archy and Mehitabel’. Besides this he is also remembered for creating yet another fictions character ‘The Old Soak’. This character became so popular that is was adapted in a Broadway play. Some of his famous works, writings, thoughts, books, letters, essays, plays, short stories and novels include, ‘Danny’s Own Story’, ‘Pandora Lifts The Lid’, ‘Prefaces’, ‘The Dark Hours’, ‘A Variety Of People’, ‘Out Of The Sea’, ‘Masters Of The Revels’ and ‘Selected Letters of Don Marquis’ amongst many others. Here is a corpus of some famous and popular thoughts, views and opinions that the multi-faceted writer has shared through his vast sea of work. Zoom through the famous quotes and sayings by Don Marquis on belief, human, race, progress, influence, child, parents, people, knowing, age, optimistic, experience, successful, integrity, honesty, blame, art, ancestors, mistakes and more.

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday

Don Marquis

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

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

Don Marquis

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

Don Marquis

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

Don Marquis

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.

Don Marquis

Our is a world where people don't know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it.

Don Marquis

Nearly every night before I go to bed I ask myself, "Have I vibrated in tune with the Infinite today, or have I failed?

Don Marquis

It is better to be a part of beauty for one instant and then cease to exist than to exist forever and never be a part of beauty

Don Marquis

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

Don Marquis

An idea isn't responsible for the people who believe it.

Don Marquis

The female of all species are most dangerous when they appear to retreat.

Don Marquis

Life is one damned kitten after another." Mehitabel the Alley Cat

Don Marquis

I never think at all when I write nobody can do two things at the same time and do them both well

Don Marquis

An idea isn't responsible for the people who believe in it.

Don Marquis

Fishing: a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.

Don Marquis

Personally my ambition is to get my time as a cockroach shortened for good behavior and be promoted to a revenue officer it is not much of a step up but i am humble

Don Marquis

An optimist is a man who has never had much experience.

Don Marquis

I look back on my life and it seems to me to be just one damned kitten after another

Don Marquis

Vibrations are the key to everything. Atoms used to be, but atoms have quite gone out.

Don Marquis

If a child shows himself to be incorrigible, he should be decently and quietly beheaded at the age of twelve, lest he grow to maturity, marry, and perpetuate his kind.

Don Marquis

My youth i shall never forget but there s nothing i really regret wotthehell wotthehell there s a dance in the old dame yet toujours gai toujours gai

Don Marquis

Not every woman in old slippers can manage to look like Cinderella

Don Marquis

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

Don Marquis