There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.
More quotes by Mark Twain
In religion and politics peoples beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.
Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
I haven’t any right to criticize books, and I don’t do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticize Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I can’t conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I begin. Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.
More quotes about Life
Life is not an easy matter… You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.
Success means different things in different parts of my life, but overall if I have to define ultimately what success means – the bottom line – then for me it’s if the family is healthy and happy.
Life is an improvisation. You have no idea what’s going to happen next and you are mostly just making things up as you go along.
There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem.
You are the fever that never broke, the name stuck in my throat. You are every letter of every word in every poem I ever wrote.
If your neighbor has a completely different view on abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research, all of those things, you still are both Americans. Neither one of you is necessarily more patriotic than the other. Neither loves their country any more than the other one does.