Best Quotes by O. Henry (Top 10)

  1. Each of us, when our day's work is done, must seek our ideal, whether it be love or pinochle or lobster à la Newburg, or the sweet silence of the musty bookshelves.
  2. No friendship is an accident.
  3. Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.
  4. The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate.
  5. We can't buy one minute of time with cash; if we could, rich people would live longer.
  6. I'll give you the whole secret to short story writing. Here it is. Rule 1: Write stories that please yourself. There is no Rule 2.
  7. I wanted to paint a picture some day that people would stand before and forget that it was made of paint. I wanted it to creep into them like a bar of music and mushroom there like a soft bullet.
  8. All of us have to be prevaricators, hypocrites, and liars every day of our lives; otherwise the social structure would fall into pieces the first day. We must act in one another's presence just as we must wear clothes. It is for the best
  9. Inject a few raisins of conversation into the tasteless dough of existence.
  10. There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.

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