You know that kind of quiver that trembles around through you when you are seeing something so strange and enchanting and wonderful that it is just a fearful joy to be alive and look at it; and you know how you gaze, and your lips turn dry and your breath comes short, but you wouldn't be anywhere but there, not for the world.

Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Profession: Author
Nationality: American

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The government is merely a servant―merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn't. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them.

But that is the way we are made: we don't reason, where we feel; we just feel.

Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough.

I never felt so fervently thankful, so soothed, so tranquil, so filled with a blessed peace, as I did yesterday when I learned that Michael Angelo was dead.

During the gold rush its a good time to be in the pick and shovel business.

Today the same thing over. I've got it up the tree again.

There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.

In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.

Salle. The white man and the red man struck hands and entertained each other during three days. Then, to the admiration.

These Sultans of the fastnesses were turbaned with tumbled volumes of cloud, which shredded away from time to time and drifted off fringed and torn, trailing their continents of shadow after them.

While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats.

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I can help anyone get anything they want out of life. The only problem is that I can't find anyone who knows what they want.