Gelett Burgess

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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. He was the author of the popular Goops books, and he invented the blurb .


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Quote Left The use of force alone is but temporary. It may subdue for a moment but it does not remove the necessity of subduing again and a nation is not governed, which is perpetually to be conquered. Quote Right
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Quote Left To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life. Quote Right
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Quote Left Thinking a smile all the time will keep your face youthful. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left The use of force alone is but temporary. It may subdue for a moment; but it does not remove the necessity of subduing again: and a nation is not governed, which is perpetually to be conquered. Quote Right
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