The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.
More quotes by Mark Twain
You believe in a book that has talking animals, wizards, witches, demons, sticks turning into snakes, burning bushes, food falling from the sky, people walking on water, and all sorts of magical, absurd and primitive stories, and you say that we are the ones that need help?
War talk by men who have been in a war is always interesting; whereas moon talk by a poet who has not been in the moon is likely to be dull.
More quotes about Wisdom
On with dance, let joy be unconfined, is my motto; whether there’s any dance to dance or any joy to unconfined.
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me.
There are no conditions to which a person cannot grow accustomed, especially if he sees that everyone around him lives in the same way.
The triumphs of peace have been in some proximity to war. Whilst the hand was still familiar with the sword-hilt, whilst the habits of the camp were still visible in the port and complexion of the gentleman, his intellectual power culminated; the compression and tension of these stern conditions is a training for the finest and softest arts, and can rarely be compensated in tranquil times, except by some analogous vigor drawn from occupations as hardy as war.
A character is like an acrostic or Alexandrian stanza; read it forward, backward, or across, it still spells the same thing.
I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.