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Ze_Alem: My Feet they haul me Round the House, They Hoist me up the Stairs; I only have to Steer them, and They Ride me Everywheres! ~ - Gelett Burgess Shared Via English Poems Android App.

KlausClodt: There is work that is work and there is play that is play; there is play that is work and work that is play. And in only one of these lie happiness. - Gelett Burgess

annsterix: I never saw a Purple Cow, I never hope to see one; But I can tell you, anyhow, I'd rather see than be one. - Gelett Burgess

quantick: I never saw a purple cow. I never hope to see one. But I can tell you anyhow I'd rather see than be one! - Gelett Burgess

quantick: Ah yes, I wrote The Purple Cow. I'm sorry now I wrote it. But I can tell you anyhow - I'll kill you if you quote it! - Gelett Burgess

c_r_dudley: "Nonsense is the fourth dimension of literature" ~ Gelett Burgess

WeirdlandTales: From The Lark Almanack, 1899, by Gelett Burgess.

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gobalax: Goop Directory (version 2) | Frank Gelett Burgess | Children's Fiction | Talking Book | English

ReadusOrg: We are men, not mice; why should our coats be all of the same fashionable hue and of the same length of tail? — Frank Gelett Burgess, Romance Of The Commonplace

BretMcBret: "Blurb: a stupid word for a stupid thing. It originated with Gelett Burgess (1866-1951), who gave the name Miss Blinda Blurb to the voluptuous blonde he drew in 1906 to illustrate his comic booklet Are You a...

motivazer: Imagination is like a lofty building reared to meet the sky - fancy is a balloon that soars at the wind's will - Frank Gelett Burgess

GaryLoper: Thinking a smile all the time will keep your face youthful ~ Frank Gelett Burgess

PetloverHermine: 17Sept/1951: Artist, author, poet & humorist Gelett Burgess dies Carmel, California at age 85

MacCocktail: "To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life." ― Gelett Burgess (died this day, September 17, 1951)

MacCocktail: "To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life." ― Gelett Burgess (died this day, September 17, 1951)

MacCocktail: "To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life." ― Gelett Burgess (died this day, September 17, 1951)

MacCocktail: "Our bodies are apt to be our autobiographies." ― Gelett Burgess (died this day, September 17, 1951)

MacCocktail: "I never saw a Purple Cow, I never hope to see one; But I can tell you, anyhow, I'd rather see than be one!" ― Gelett Burgess (died this day, September 17, 1951)

MacCocktail: "If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead." ― Gelett Burgess (died this day, September 17, 1951)

HostaDaylily: On Digital Extremities A Poem, and a Gem is It! I'd rather have Fingers than Toes; I'd rather have Ears than a Nose; And as for my Hair, I'm Glad it's All There; I'll be Awfully Sad when it Goes! Gelett Burgess 1901

drummercc: If in the last few years you haven’t discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead. ~ Gelett Burgess

PoetryAlive: I never saw a purple cow. I never hope to see one. But I can tell you anyhow I'd rather see than be one. ― Gelett Burgess

QuteBot: I never saw a Purple Cow, I never hope to see one: But I can tell you, anyhow I'd rather see than be one. (Gelett Burgess)

LinktoEXPERT: If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead ~ Gelett Burgess

Lenin25752531: "If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse, you may be dead." Frank Gelett Burgess (1866-1951)

lamppoet: "If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead." ~~Gelett Burgess

KarenBabis: I never saw a Purple Cow, I never hope to see one, But I can tell you, anyhow, I'd rather see than be one! -Gelett Burgess

XwhosCom: Gelett Burgess (Artist) Born: Boston, Massachusetts, United States Date of birth: 1866-01-30

froonium: I now have seen an orange-skinned rat I never hoped to see one But here's my proclamation that I'd rather see than be one. . (Apologies to Gelett Burgess)

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