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Age is not a particularly interesting subject.
by Don Marquis

Age is not a particularly interesting subject.
Anyone can get old.
All you have to do is live long enough.
- Don Marquis

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

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
- Don Marquis

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

 

Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose
petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
- Don Marquis

I would rather start a family than finish one.
- Don Marquis

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

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Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues:
always insist on it in your subordinates.
- Don Marquis

An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.
- Don Marquis

Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.
- Don Marquis

Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and
denies you the beer to cry into.
- Don Marquis

Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
- Don Marquis

I have often noticed that ancestors never boast of
the descendants who boast of ancestors.
I would rather start a family than finish one.
Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.
- Don Marquis

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

In order to influence a child, one must be careful
not to be that child's parent or grandparent.
- Don Marquis

Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind.
- Don Marquis

There is luxury in self-reproach.
When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.
- Don Marquis

An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it.
- Don Marquis

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

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.
- Don Marquis

The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.
- Don Marquis

It takes all sorts of people to make the underworld.
- Don Marquis

Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.
- Don Marquis

Man cannot be uplifted; he must be seduced into virtue.
- Don Marquis

The trouble with the public is that there is too much of it;
what we need in public is less quantity and more quality.
- Don Marquis

There is nothing so habit-forming as money.
- Don Marquis

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

We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors,
and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with.
- Don Marquis

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

Some persons are likeable in spite of their unswerving integrity.
- Don Marquis

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
- Don Marquis

In all systems of theology the devil figures as a male person.
Yes, it is women who keep the church going.
- Don Marquis

Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes
a little difficult to get it to the mint.
- Don Marquis

One of the most important things to remember about infant care is:
don't change diapers in midstream.
- Don Marquis

Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to
its possessor unless it is kept under control.
- Don Marquis

A hypocrite is a person who - but who isn't?
- 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

Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.
- Don Marquis

Did you ever notice that when a politician does get
an idea he usually gets it all wrong.
- Don Marquis

Successful people are the ones who think up things
for the rest of the world to keep busy at.
- Don Marquis

A sequel is an admission that you've been reduced to imitating yourself.
- Don Marquis

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

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

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.
- Don Marquis

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

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

And in the end, it's not
the years in your life that count,
it's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do.
- Phyllis Diller

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

The golden age is before us, not behind us.
- William Shakespeare

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

Age does not protect you from love.
But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
- Anais Nin

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
- Helen Keller

Dreams are renewable no matter what our age.
- Dale Turner

Habits age men before their time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is to be taken lightly
by those who wish to be happy
and by those who wish to age gracefully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In youth we run into difficulties.
In old age difficulties run into us.
- Beverly Sills

The youth gets together his materials
to build a bridge to the moon,
or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth,
and, at length, the middle-aged man
concludes to build a woodshed with them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Old age has deformities enough of its own.
It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body,
the mind, and the heart.
And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise,
study, and love.
- Alan Bleasdale

Age is an issue of mind over matter.
If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
- Mark Twain

I will never be an old man.
To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
- Francis Bacon

Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.
- James Thurber

We've put more effort into helping folks reach old
age than into helping them enjoy it.
- Frank Howard Clark

In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent.
We are no longer in the past, we have arrived.
- Knut Hamsun

Old age is like everything else.
To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm.
Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.
- Golda Meir

How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
- C. S. Lewis

Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.
- Doris Day


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