Photo of Don Marquis, novelist and playwright

Don Marquis Quotes

American humorist, journalist, novelist, poet, cartoonist, newspaper columnist and playwright, Don Marquis.

Image: Photo of Don Marquis, novelist and playwright

“The successful people are the ones who can think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.”

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

“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.”

“Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint.”

“An idea isn’t responsible for the people who believe in it.”

– Don Marquis (1878-1937)

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