It isn't how long you stick around but what you put over while you are here.
George Ade (1866 - 1944)
Source: Hand-Made Fables, 1920.
Contributed by: Zaady
For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver.
After being turned down by numerous publishers, he decided to write for posterity.
Source: Said of ‘main Bohemian,’in "Fables in Slang," The Fable of the Bohemian who had Hard Luck, 1899.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have it pinned on them
Source: The Rise and Flight of the Winged Insect, Hand-Made Fables
Do unto yourself as your neighbors do unto themselves and look pleasant.
Last night at twelve I felt immense But now I feel like thirty cents.
Source: The Sultan of Sulu, 1902. Remorse
She was short on intellect, but long on shape.
Mark Twain on George Ade's writing: I have been reading him [Ade] again, and my admiration overflows all limits. How effortless the limning! It is as if the work did itself, without help of the master's hand.
One man's poison ivy is another man's spinach.
Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense.
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