Fonte: Chalita, Mansour. Os mais belos pensamentos de todos os tempos. 4 Edição. Rio de Janeiro: Assoc. Cultural Internac. Gibran. pág. 79.
Frases de Robert Quillen
Data de nascimento: 25. Março 1887
Data de falecimento: 9. Dezembro 1948
Robert Quillen foi um humorista, jornalista e cartunista estadunidense.
Citações Robert Quillen
„In his youth he felt an urge to reform the world, but during the latter years of his life he decided that he would be doing rather well if he kept himself out of jail.“
Self-written "Obituary" (24 March 1932), published 16 years prior to his actual death, as quoted in The Voice of Small-Town America : The Selected Writings of Robert Quillen, 1920-1948 (2008) by John Hammond Moore, p. 181
Contexto: He was a writer of paragraphs and short editorials. He always hoped to write something of permanent value, but the business of making a living took most of his time and he never got around to it. In his youth he felt an urge to reform the world, but during the latter years of his life he decided that he would be doing rather well if he kept himself out of jail. … When the last clod had fallen, workmen covered the grave with a granite slab bearing the inscription: "Submitted to the Publisher by Robert Quillen."
As quoted in The School Day Begins : A Guide to Opening Exercises, Grades Kindergarten - 12 (1967) by Agnes Krarup
„Another good reducing exercise consists in placing both hands against the table edge and pushing back.“
Quoted by Alexander Woollcott in "The Sage of Fountain Inn," http://books.google.com/books?id=_ZxXAAAAMAAJ&q=%22Another+good+reducing+exercise+consists+in+placing+both+hands+against+the+table+edge+and+pushing+back%22&pg=PA100#v=onepage Cosmopolitan magazine (September 1933)
„Americanism: Using money you haven’t earned to buy things you don’t need to impress people you don’t like.“
Paragraphs by Robert Quillen, Detroit Free Press, 4 June 1928. (via Newspapers.com)