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Don Marquis Quotes

dance mehitabel dance
caper and shake a leg
what little blood is left
will fizz like wine in a keg.

~ Don Marquis

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When a woman unhappily yoked talks about the soul with a man not her husband, it isn't the soul they are talking about.

~ Don Marquis

Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.

~ Don Marquis

It takes all sorts of people to make the underworld.

~ Don Marquis

I would rather start a family than finish one.

~ Don Marquis

Happiness comes fleetingly now and then,
To those who have learned to do without it
And to them only.

~ Don Marquis

Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.

~ Don Marquis

Some persons are likeable in spite of their unswerving integrity.

~ Don Marquis

Every cloud has a silver lining, but it is sometimes difficult to get it to the mint.

~ Don Marquis

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

~ 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

Ideas pull the trigger but instinct loads the gun.

~ Don Marquis
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