Oliver Herford (1863–1935) was an American writer, artist and illustrator who has been called "The American Oscar Wilde". As a frequent contributor to The Mentor, Life, and Ladies' Home Journal, he sometimes signed his artwork as "O Herford". In 1906 he wrote and illustrated the Little Book of Bores. He also wrote short poems like "The Chimpanzee" and "The Hen", as well as writing and illustrating "The Rubaiyat of a Persian Kitten" (1904) and "Excuse It Please" (1930). His sister Beatrice Herford was also a humorist. Ethel Mumford and Addison Mizner wrote a small book The Cynic's Calendar of Revised Wisdom for 1903 as a Christmas present and added Herford's name as an author as a joke. The printer made up more copies to sell and to everyone's surprise it was an astounding success. When Herford found out about it he wanted 90% of the royalties. He was awarded an equal third.
Oliver Herford Quotes
Oliver Herford #Age
Age, like distance lends a double charm.
Oliver Herford #Art
Modesty: the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.
Oliver Herford #Funny
A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's: She changes it more often.
Oliver Herford #Good
Only the young die good.
Oliver Herford #Hope #Money
A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame and money, but even... without any hope of doing it well.
Oliver Herford #Pet
Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings.