Mark Twain

  • Feb. 15th, 2011 at 9:02 PM
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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

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Mark Twain

  • Dec. 15th, 2010 at 11:09 PM
beth_shulman: (book: meg powers)
Don't look at the world with your hands in your pockets. To write about it you have to reach out and touch it.

Mark Twain

  • Nov. 27th, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn't.

Mark Twain

  • Nov. 2nd, 2010 at 12:08 AM
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The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.

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Mark Twain

  • Oct. 15th, 2010 at 3:41 PM
beth_shulman: (book: meg powers)
A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.

Mark Twain

  • Sep. 12th, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.

Mark Twain

  • May. 25th, 2010 at 3:15 AM
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"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."

Mark Twain

  • May. 24th, 2010 at 1:42 PM
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"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug."

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