Christopher Darlington Morley Quotes

Poetry, men attain By subtler pain More flagrant in the brain – An honesty unfeigned, A heart unchained, A madness well restrained.

The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.

The unluckiest insolvent in the world is the man whose expenditure is too great for his income of ideas.

Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.

The man who never in his life – Has washed the dishes with his wife – Or polished up the silver plate – He still is largely celibate.

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.

All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim.

We’ve had bad luck with children they’ve all grown up.