Quotes by Don Marquis

"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday"
106 likes

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

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

"From 'the lesson of the moth':

and before i could argue him
out of his philosophy
he went and immolated himself
on a patent cigar lighter
i do not agree with him
myself i would rather have
half the happiness and twice
the longevity

but at the same time i wish
there was something i wanted
as badly as he wanted to fry himself"
38 likes

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

Books by Don Marquis

Don Marquis
  • Don Marquis

  • Date of birth: July 29, 1878
  • Died: December 29, 1937
  • Born: in Walnut, Illinois, The United States.

  • Description: Donald Robert Perry "Don" Marquis was a newspaper columnist as well as a playwright, novelist, and poet, best known for his "Archy and Mehitabel" free verse and his "Old Soak" anti-Prohibition play.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Topics

Advertisement