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Don Marquis
(1878-1937) born on
Jul 29
US journalist, poet, dramatist, humorist. He was a popular columnist of N.Y. "Sun" and "Tribune," and wrote "The Old Soak," 1921.
         
   
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A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.

R
I never think at all when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them both well.
A
Did you ever notice that when a politician does get an idea he usually gets it all wrong.
N
An optimist is a guy that never has had much experience.
K
A demagogue is a person with whom we disagree as to which gang should mismanage the country.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: quoted in Frederick B. Wilcox, 'A Little Book of Aphorisms'
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: archy's life of mehitabel," ch. 11, 1933.
N: 'archy and mehitabel'
K: Quoted in: E. Anthony, O Rare Don Marquis, ch. 11 (1962).
   


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