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People Will Hate You If You Make Them Think

alex atkins bookshelf quotationsIf you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you; but if you really make them think, they’ll hate you.

From Archy and Mehitabel by American journalist and humorist Don Marquis (1878-1937), best known for the humorous verses and short stories created by his fictional characters Archy (a cockroach) and Mehitabel (an alley cat). Marquis wrote a daily column, “The Sun Dial,” for many years for New York City’s The Evening Sun.

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