March 25, 2015

Robert Quillen quote

Today marks the birthday of American journalist and humorist Robert Quillen who was born on March 25, 1887.  For more than a quarter century he was known as one of the leading purveyors of village nostalgia from his home in Fountain Inn, South Carolina.
By 1932 his work, which included editorials, paragraphs, cartoons, and one-liners were appearing regularly in 400 newspapers.

One of his best known one-liners which seems appropriate today is:
"If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready.
The first one, too, was made out of chaos."