Gelett Burgess Quotes:- Frank Gelett Burgess (January 30, 1866 – September 18, 1951) was an artist, art critic, poet, author, and humorist.
An important figure in the San Francisco Bay Area literary renaissance of the 1890s, particularly through his iconoclastic little magazine, The Lark, he is best known as a writer of nonsense verse, such as “The Purple Cow”.
For introducing French modern art to the United States in an essay titled The Wild Men of Paris. He was the author of the popular Goops books, and he coined the term blurb.
Inspirational Gelett Burgess Quotes
“If in the last few years you haven’t discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead.”-Gelett Burgess
“Love endeth like the Chianti flask, its drops are bitter.”-Gelett Burgess
“A woman findeth in her last lover much of her first love; but a man seeth his next-to-the-last love, alway.”-Gelett Burgess
“To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life.”-Gelett Burgess
“When the waitress puts the dinner on the table, the old men look at the dinner. The young men look at the waitress.”-Gelett Burgess
“Without bigots, eccentrics, cranks, and heretics the world would not progress.”-Gelett Burgess
“Love is only chatter, friends are all that matter.”-Gelett Burgess
“Her heart is older than her head; yea, her emotion is the mother of her reason.”-Gelett Burgess
“Imagination is like a lofty building reared to meet the sky; whereas fancy is a balloon that soars at the wind’s will.”-Gelett Burgess
“There is work that is work and there is the play that is played; there is a play that is work and work that is played. And in only one of these lies happiness.”-Gelett Burgess
Famous Gelett Burgess Quotes
“Old friends, we say, are best, when some sudden disillusionment shakes our faith in a new comrade.”-Gelett Burgess
“If thou makest a statement concerning women, lo, she shall immediately try to disprove it straightway. She goeth by contraries.”-Gelett Burgess
“There are no roads in all Bohemia!”-Gelett Burgess
“A good woman would rather be the mother of a genius than the wife of a hero.”-Gelett Burgess
“Men like to pursue an elusive woman like a cake of wet soap – even men who hate baths.”-Gelett Burgess
“Many a maid have I won by a quarrel when flattery was in no wise helpful; but take heed that thou art in the wrong, so that thou mayest acknowledge thine error.”-Gelett Burgess
“It is in the blood of genius to love to play for its own sake, and whether one uses one’s skill on thrones or women, swords or pens, gold or fame, the game’s the thing.”-Gelett Burgess
“Some women are to be captured by storm and some taken by siege; yet if there be not a traitor in her heart that shall deliver up the garrison, thou shalt not prevail over her.”-Gelett Burgess
“The world is full of women, and the women full of wile; so that a man if he goeth not warily withal, shall surely fall a prey thereunto.”-Gelett Burgess