Alfred Damon Runyan (1880-10-04)October 4, 1880
December 10, 1946(1946-12-10) (aged 66)
New York City
Always try to rub up against money, for if you rub up against money long enough, some of it may rub off on you.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.
You can keep the things of bronze and stone and give me one man to remember me just once a year.
I once knew a chap who had a system of just hanging the baby on the clothes line to dry and he was greatly admired by his fellow citizens for having discovered a wonderful innovation on changing a diaper.
The race may not always be to the swift nor the victory to the strong, but that's how you bet.