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Mark Twain

Most writers regard truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use.

Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man. The biography of the man himself cannot be written.

Classic: A book which people praise and don't read.

A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.

Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very'; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.

The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction. By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what it is you really want to say.

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.

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