Renowned as a novelist, journalist and humorist, Mark Twain is not only one of the most most widely read and admired American writers, he is also among the most quoted. Wit and repartee permeate his work - from the short, light pieces to his great novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
and even later, in dark meditations on the human condition where his humor takes on a cynical, satirical twist.
This remarkably inexpensive volume gathers together hundreds of Twain's most memorable quips and comments on life, love, history, culture, travel and a diversity of other topics that occupied his thoughts over 50 years of writing and lecturing. Among the quotations included here:
- The more things are forbidden, the more popular they become.
- Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
- There are written laws - they perish; but there are also unwritten laws - they are eternal.
- When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.
An invaluable, ready reference for writers, speakers and others in search of amusing and insightful quotes, this entertaining and thought-provoking compilation is also an ideal introduction to Twain's inimitable style and thought.
This wonderful paperbound volume measures 5-3/16 by 8-1/4 inches and boasts hundreds of Mark Twainisms on its 64 pages.