November 11, 2016

O. Henry Quotes

“A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows.”

“Bohemia is nothing more than the little country in which you do not live. If you try to obtain citizenship in it, at once the court and retinue pack the royal archives and treasure and move away beyond the hills.”

“By nature and doctrines I am addicted to the habit of discovering choice places wherein to feed.”

“East is East, and West is San Francisco, according to Californians. Californians are a race of people; they are not merely inhabitants of a State.”

“If man knew how women pass the time when they are alone, they’d never marry.”

“If men knew how women pass the time when they are alone, they’d never marry.”

“Inject a few raisins of conversation into the tasteless dough of existence.”

“It ain’t the roads we take; it’s what’s inside of us that makes us turn out the way we do.”

“It brings up happy old days when I was only a farmer and not an agriculturist.”

“Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.”

“Perhaps there is no happiness in life so perfect as the martyr’s.”