Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Mark Twain's Birthday
Today is Mark Twain's birthday. He was one of my favorite writers. Here's a few of my favorite quotes.
"There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress."
MARK TWAIN, Following the Equator
"It is a subject that is bound to stir the pulses of any man one talks seriously to about, for in this age of inventive wonders all men have come to believe that in some genius' brain sleeps the solution of the grand problem of aerial navigation--and along with that belief is the hope that that genius will reveal his miracle before they die, and likewise a dread that he will poke off somewhere and die himself before he finds out that he has such a wonder lying dormant in his brain."
- Letter from Mark Twain, San Francisco Alta California, August 1, 1869
Behold the fool saith, "Put not all thine eggs in the one basket"--which is but a manner of saying, "Scatter your money and your attention;" but the wise man saith, "Put all your eggs in the one basket and--WATCH THAT BASKET."
- Pudd'nHead Wilson