Don Marquis Quotes and Quotations
Pity the meek for they shall inherit the earth.
Ours is a world where people don't know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it.
Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
Happiness comes fleetingly now and then, To those who have learned to do without it And to them only.
An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.
The successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.
This is another day! Are its eyes blurred with maudlin grief for any wasted past? A thousand thousand failures shall not daunt! Let dust clasp dust, death, death; I am alive!
Fate often puts all the material for happiness and prosperity into a man's hands just to see how miserable he can make himself with them.
It is better to be happy for a moment and be burned up with beauty than to live a long time and be bored all the while.
Happiness comes fleetingly now and then to those who have learned to do without it, and to them only.
This is another day! Are its eyes blurred With maudlin grief for any wasted past? A thousand thousand failures shall not daunt! Let dust clasp dust, death, death; I am alive!
There is nothing we like to see so much as the gleam of pleasure in a person's eye when he feels that we have sympathized with him, understood him, interested ourself in his welfare. At these moments something fine and spiritual passes between two friends. These moments are the moments worth living.
Friends, I beg you do not shirk your daily task of indolence.
It is better to be happy for the moment and be burned up with beauty than to live a long time and be bored all the while.
Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.
The goal of all civilization, all religious thought, and all that sort of thing is simply to have a good time. But man gets so solemn over the process that he forgets the end.
Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose-petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.