In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
Sane and intelligent human beings are like all other human beings, and carefully and cautiously and diligently conceal their private real opinions from the world and give out fictitious ones in their stead for general consumption.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), Mark Twain In Eruption (via soldierofink
Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?