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Don Marquis (1878 – 1937)

American humorist, journalist, novelist, poet, cartoonist, newspaper columnist, and playwright most famous for creating the characters "Archy" the cockroach, and "Mehitabel" the cat.
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Don Marquis
If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; but if you really make them think, they'll hate you.
Marquis quotes
A demagogue is a person with whom we disagree as to which gang should mismanage the country.
Between the years of ninety-two and a hundred and two, however, we shall be the ribald, useless, drunken, outcast person we have always wished to be. We shall have a long white beard and long white hair; we shall not walk at all, but recline in a wheel chair and bellow for alcoholic beverages; in the winter we shall sit before the fire with our feet in a bucket of hot water, a decanter of corn whiskey near at hand, and write ribald songs against organized society; strapped to one arm of our chair will be a forty-five calibre revolver, and we shall shoot out the lights when we want to go to sleep, instead of turning them off; when we want air we shall throw a silver candlestick through the front window and be damned to it; we shall address public meetings (to which we have been invited because of our wisdom) in a vein of jocund malice. We shall Ö but we donít wish to make any one envious of the good time that is coming to us Ö We look forward to a disreputable, vigorous, unhonoured, and disorderly old age.

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