Mark Twain: Torch-light procession

“At times he may indulge himself with a long one, but he will make
sure there are no folds in it, no vaguenesses, no parenthetical
interruptions of its view as a whole; when he has done with it, it
won’t be a sea-serpent with half of its arches under the water; it
will be a torch-light procession.”

—Mark Twain.

Mark Twain: Instructive

Portrait of Samuel Clemens as a youth holding ...

Portrait of Samuel Clemens as a youth holding a printer’s composing stick with letters SAM. Daguerreotype; sixth plate. Plate mark: Scovill. Inscribed in case well: G.H.[?] Jones Jonco? / Hannibal Mo / 1850 / Nov. 29th. On case pad: Samuel L. Clem-/ens – [illegible] / Taken Dec. 1850 / Age 15. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I cannot keep from talking, even at the risk of being instructive.”
Mark Twain.

 

 

Mark Twain: Truth and fiction

Official portrait of Mark Twain in his DLitt (...

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.

Mark Twain

Mark Twain: Faith

Mark Twain

Mark Twain (Photo credit: aftab.)

“Your faith is what you believe, not what you know. ”
—Mark Twain

Joseph Addison: Happiness

Joseph Addison by Michael Dahl

“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. ”
Joseph Addison