Tag Archives: Mark Twain

Enfolded in Purple

“He wrapped himself in quotations — as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.” — Rudyard Kipling I, Emperor Alan, aka the Lazy Blogger, declare a day of wisdom. Or at least a blog post of quotes … Continue reading

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Twain Talking

One hundred eighty-six years ago today, Samuel Clemens — AKA Mark Twain — was born, and his words still ring true today. Here’s a small sample of his pithy quotes, on topics ranging from love & marriage to foolishness & … Continue reading

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What They Said — Quotes

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. — Winston Churchill Audrey Hepburn Nothing is more important than empathy for another human being’s suffering. Not a career. Not wealth. Not intelligence. Certainly not status. … Continue reading

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Words, words, words…

Sometimes, the words won’t work for me. Today seems to be one of those days. And writing the wrong word just to get it written might work for some purposes (rough drafts) but not here. Mark Twain said it best, so … Continue reading

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“The Gleaming Toys of History”

“One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography.” — William Ellery Channing What exactly is an anecdote? “A usually short narrative of an interesting, amusing, or biographical incident” — Webster’s Dictionary “A biographical incident; a minute passage of private … Continue reading

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