Don Marquis Quotes
Donald Robert Perry Marquis (/?m??rkw?s/ MAR-kwis; July 29, 1878, in Walnut, Illinois – December 29, 1937, in New York City) was a humorist, journalist, and author. He was variously a novelist, poet, newspaper columnist, and playwright. He is remembered best for creating the characters "Archy" and "Mehitabel", supposed authors of humorous verse. During his lifetime he was equally famous for creating another fictitious character, "the Old Soak," who was the subject of two books, a hit Broadway play (1922–23), a silent movie (1926) and a talkie (1937).
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Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.
A fierce unrest seethes at the core, of all existing things:, it was the eager wish to soar, that gave the gods their wings.
Of middle age the best that can be said is that a middle-aged person has likely learned how to have a little fun in spite of his troubles.
Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.