Type: Writter, Lecturer
Born: November 30, 1835
Died: April 21, 1910
The name Mark Twain is a pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri Clemens was an American humorist, journalist, lecturer, and novelist who acquired international fame for his travel narratives, especially The Innocents Abroad (1869), Roughing It (1872), and Life on the Mississippi (1883), and for his adventure stories of boyhood, especially The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). A gifted raconteur, distinctive humorist, and irascible moralist, he transcended the apparent limitations of his origins to become a popular public figure and one of America’s best and most beloved writers.
I've lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.
I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.
Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
My books are water; those of the great geniuses is wine. Everybody drinks water.
Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.
I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.
What would men be without women? Scarce, sir...mighty scarce.
The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.
April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.
I must have a prodigious amount of mind; it takes me as much as a week, sometimes, to make it up!
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.