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(5 May 1890 – 28 March 1957 / Haverford, Pennslyvania)

Christopher Morley
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Christopher Morley was an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet. He also produced stage productions for a few years and gave college lectures.

Biography

Christopher Morley was born in Haverford, Pennsylvania. His father, Frank Morley, was a mathematics professor at Haverford College; his mother, Lilian Janet Bird, was a poet and musician who provided Christopher with much of his later love for literature and poetry.

In 1900 the family moved to Baltimore, Maryland. In 1906 Christopher entered Haverford College, graduating in 1910 as valedictorian. He then went to New College, Oxford, for three years on a Rhodes scholarship, studying modern ... more »

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  • ''Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it.''
    Christopher Morley (1890-1957), U.S. novelist, journalist, poet. Thunder on the Left, ch. 14 (1925).
  • ''Heaven is not built of country seats
    But little queer suburban streets.''
    Christopher Morley (1890-1957), U.S. novelist, journalist, poet. "To the Little House ," st. 4.
  • ''God made man merely to hear some praise
    Of what he'd done on those Five Days.''
    Christopher Morley (1890-1957), U.S. novelist, journalist, poet. "Fons et Origo."
  • ''Dancing is a wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it.''
    Christopher Morley (1890-1957), U.S. novelist, journalist, poet. Kitty Foyle, ch. 11 (1939).
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