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Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens]
QUOTATION: It was a close place. I took it up, and held it in my hand.
I was trembling, because Id got to decide, forever, betwixt two
things, and I knowed it. I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath,
and then says to myself: All right, then, Ill go to helland
tore it up.
QUOTATION: There warnt anybody at the church, except maybe a hog
or two, for there warnt any lock on the door, and hogs likes a puncheon
floor in summertime because its cool. If you notice, most folks
dont go to church only when theyve got to; but a hog is different.
QUOTATION: Miss Watson she took me in the closet and prayed, but nothing
come of it. She told me to pray every day, and whatever I asked for I
would get it. But it warnt so. I tried it. Once I got a fish-line,
but no hooks. It warnt any good to me without hooks.
QUOTATION: Its lovely to live on a raft. We had the sky, up there,
all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at
them, and discuss about whether they was made, or only just happenedJim
he allowed they was made, but I allowed they happened; I judged it would
have took too long to make so many.
QUOTATION: Take it all around, I was feeling ruther comfortable, on accounts
of taking all this trouble for that gang, for not many would a done it.
I wished the widow knowed about it. I judged she would be proud of me
for helping these rapscallions, because rapscallions and dead beats is
the kind the widow and good people takes the most interest in.
QUOTATION: Sometimes I lifted a chicken that warnt roosting comfortable,
and took him along. Pap always said, take a chicken when you get a chance,
because if you dont want him yourself you can easy find somebody
that does, and a good deed aint ever forgot. I never see papa when
he didnt want the chicken himself, but that is what he used to say,
QUOTATION: I never knowed how clothes could change a body before. Why,
before, he looked like the orneriest old rip that ever was; but now, when
hed take off his new white beaver and make a bow and do a smile,
he looked that grand and good and pious that youd say he had walked
right out of the ark, and maybe was old Leviticus himself.
QUOTATION: I went to the circus, and loafed around the back side till
the watchman went by, and then dived in under the tent. I had my twenty-dollar
gold piece and some other money, but I reckoned I better save it.... I
aint opposed to spending money on circuses, when there aint
no other way, but there aint no use in wasting it on them.
QUOTATION: After supper she got out her book and learned me about Moses
and the Bulrushers; and I was in a sweat to find out all about him; but
by and by she let it out that Moses had been dead a considerable long
time; so then I didnt care no more about him; because I dont
take no stock in dead people.
QUOTATION: I thought a minute, and says to myself, hold on,spose
youd a done right and give Jim up; would you felt better than what
you do now? No, says I, Id feel badId feel just the
same way I do now. Well, then, says I, whats the use you learning
to do right, when its troublesome to do right and aint no
trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?