The best Quotes by Don Marquis

The best Quotes by Don Marquis

Donald Robert Perry Marquis (July 29, 1878 – December 29, 1937) was an American humorist, journalist, and author. He was variously a novelist, poet, newspaper columnist, and playwright. He is remembered best for creating the characters Archy and Mehitabel, supposed authors of humorous verse.

Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
A hypocrite is a person who - but who isn't?
Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint.

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My ambition is handicapped by laziness.
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today - for tomorrow's gonna be bad enough as it is.
I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.
Most people don't have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims.
There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.
It's amazing how productive doing nothing can be.
Kevin Flynn in Tron - Legacy
Can't spell inspiration without procrastination.
If I don't have anything to do all day, I might not even put pants on.
Laziness is the mother of all bad habits. But ultimately she is a mother and we should respect her!
I'm lazy. But it's the lazy people who invented the wheel and the bicycle because they didn't like walking or carrying things.
I can't relate to lazy people. We don't speak the same language. I don't understand you. I don't want to understand you.
Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.
Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.
Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.
My weak spot is laziness. Oh, I have a lot of weak spots: cookies, croissants...
Who told you, you have to live like today when you want to live today like tomorrow?
I wake up thinking of yesterday. The joy is in remembering; the pain is in knowing it was yesterday.
It's not important to be better than others. It's important to be better than you've been the day before.
If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven't done much today.
For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.
There can be neither today without yesterday nor tomorrow without today.
Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.
Tomorrow is gonna be just like today, and I know that because today is just like yesterday.
Amy Sosa in Superstore - Season 1 Episode 1
The regrets of yesterday and the fear of tomorrow can kill you.
What you know today can affect what you do tomorrow. But what you know today cannot affect what you did yesterday.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today!
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
I want to be in a better position than what I was yesterday. The only way that can happen is by eliminating any negative ill will or feelings toward anyone.
I believe in living today. Not in yesterday, nor in tomorrow.
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
I like to use the hard times in the past to motivate me today.
You can't reach anything new, if your hands are still full of yesterday's junk.
One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024
What do you call an Asian Dwayne Johnson?
The Wok.
I'm paranoid. On my stationary bike, I have a rear view mirror.
When you're in love it's the most glorious two and a half days of your life.
I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.
I tried phone sex - it gave me an ear infection.
During sex I fantasize that I'm someone else.
I like to read biographies of authors that I love, like Richard Yates. I also like to see what non-fiction authors are out there. My bible is Something Happened. It's one of the greatest books I've ever read. But if I don't read a Dostoevsky soon I'm going to kill myself.
For 45 years I've worked without an audience.

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