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Eugene Field Quotes





All human joys are swift of wing, For heaven doth so allot it; That when you get an easy thing, You find you haven't got it.
[Joy]
 

Father calls me William, sister calls me Will, Mother calls me Willie, but the fellows call me Bill!
 

He played the King as though under momentary apprehension that someone else was about to play the ace.
 

Here we have a baby. It is composed of a bald head and a pair of lungs.
 

Here we have baby. It is composed of a bald head and a pair of lungs.
 

Ideas came with explosive immediacy, like an instant birth. Human thought is like a monstrous pendulum; it keeps swinging from one extreme to the other.
 

Some statesmen go to Congress and some go to jail. It is the same thing, after all.
[Congress]
 

When I demanded of my friend what viands he preferred, He quoth: "A large cold bottle, and a small hot bird!"
[Eating]