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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

A man thinks he amounts to a great deal but to a flea or a mosquito a human being is merely something good to eat.
– Don Marquis

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
– 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

An optimist is a guy who has never had much experience.
– Don Marquis

So unlucky that he runs into accidents which started out to happen to somebody else.
– Don Marquis

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

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

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

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