Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.

Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Profession: Author
Nationality: American

Truth is more of a stranger than fiction. Mark Twain

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What dost thou know of suffering and oppression! I and my people know, but not thou.

I can last two months on a good compliment.

B Y AND BY, WHEN WE GOT UP, WE TURNED OVER THE TRUCK THE GANG had stole off of the wreck, and found boots, and blankets, and clothes, and all sorts of other things, and a lot of books, and a spyglass, and three boxes of seegars.

When a man goes back to look at the house of his childhood, it has always shrunk: There is no instance of such a house being as big as the picture in memory and imagination call for.

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later.

Credit, that rare bird of security and peace, rested with none, but stood with upraised wings, ready to fly off at the first rumor of suspicion.

Can any plausible excuse be furnished for the crime of creating the human race?

You see, I have friends in both places.

Unquestionably the discovery of the Mississippi is a datable fact which considerably mellows and modifies the shiny newness of our country, and gives her a most respectable outside-aspect of rustiness and antiquity.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things can not be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.

Why, an' thou shouldst live a thousand years thou'dst never hear so masterful a cursing. Alack, her art died with her. There be base and weakling imitations left, but no true blasphemy.

Words are only painted fire, a look is the fire itself. She gave that look, and carried it away to the treasury of heaven, where all things that are divine belong.

What a curious kind of fool a girl is. Never been licked in school. What's a licking?