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Christopher Morley

(5 May 1890 – 28 March 1957 / Haverford, Pennslyvania)

Quotations

  • ''Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it.''
    Christopher Morley (1890-1957), U.S. novelist, journalist, poet. Thunder on the Left, ch. 14 (1925).
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  • ''Dancing is a wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it.''
    Christopher Morley (1890-1957), U.S. novelist, journalist, poet. Kitty Foyle, ch. 11 (1939).

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On Naming a House

WHEN I a householder became
I had to give my house a name.

I thought I'd call it 'Poplar Trees,'
Or 'Widdershins' or 'Velvet Bees,'
Or 'Just Beneath a Star.'
Or 'As You Like It,' 'If You Please,'
Or 'Nicotine' or 'Bread and Cheese,'
'Full Moon' or 'Doors Ajar.'

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