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Mark Twain
(1835-1910) born on
Nov 30
US novelist, journalist, river pilot. The "Great American humorist" was also known as "The People's Author" and creator of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.
[He was] a solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity.

You try to tell me anything about the newspaper business! Sir, I have been through it from Alpha to Omaha, and I tell you that the less a man knows the bigger the noise he makes and the higher the salary he commands.
You may have noticed that the less I know about a subject the more confidence I have, and the more new light I throw on it.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
Whoever has lived long enough to find out what life is, knows how deep a debt of gratitude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
R: "How I Edited an Agricultural Paper," 1870; repr. in "The Complete Short Stories," ed. Charles Neider, 1957.
K: Pudd'nhead Wilson, ch. 3, "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar," 1894.

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