Don Marquis
Quotations


By the time a bartender knows what drink a man will have before he orders, there is little else about him worth knowing.

Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything.

A demagogue is a person with whom we disagree as to which gang should mismanage the country.

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.

The art of newspaper paragraphing is to stroke a platitude until it purrs like an epigram.

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

Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind.



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