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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Chicago Castanets

Through all the moving thoroughfares
And in the contending marts of trade;
Within the babbling magazines and
Even as I rode the surcharged vehicles
Which rolled at dizzy onwardness
Without the impulse of the harnessed steed;
During the waking hours, bewhiles
I battled with the reckless wind
And closed my eyes against the tossing clouds

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