George Ade

(1866-1944 / the United States)

George Ade Quotes

  • ''After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity.''
    George Ade (1866-1944), U.S. humorist, playwright. "The Fable of the Bohemian Who Had Hard Luck," Fables in Slang (1899). Said of the "main Bohemian."
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  • ''The time to enjoy a European tour is about three weeks after you unpack.''
    George Ade (1866-1944), U.S. humorist, playwright. "The Hungry Man from the Bird Center," Forty Modern Fables (1901).

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Benevolent Assimilation

We haven't the appearance, goodness knows,
Of plain commercial men;
From a hasty glance, you might suppose
We are fractious now and then.
But though we come in warlike guise
And battle-front arrayed,
It's all a business enterprise —
We're seeking foreign trade.

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