Prophesy is a good line of business, but it is full of risks.
More quotes by Mark Twain
Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.
More quotes about Life
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.
What I greatly hope for these children everywhere, is a new attitude toward life–free from the gullibility which thinks we can get something for nothing; free from the greed which thinks any permanent good can come of overreaching others; and, above all, expectant of change, so that when life gives them a jolt they will be fully prepared to push on eagerly along new lines.
Like an enemy I knew as intimately as any friend, I came to know the nagging, constant emptiness of the incongruent life. I ignored myself and lived for people, purposes, and goals that weren’t my own. I betrayed who I was and instead accepted a fictional substitute that was defined from the outside in.
Every one knows that insufficient rest and gorging are not good for anyone, either physically or mentally.
It was like being in the eye of a hurricane. You’d wake up in a concert and think, Wow, how did I get here?