Quotation – March 13, 2014

Sit and quiet yourself.  Luxuriate in a certain memory and the details will come.  Let the images flow.  You’ll be amazed at what will come out on paper.  I’m still learning what it is about the past that I want to write.  I don’t worry about it.  It will emerge.  It will insist on being told.

Frank McCourt

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Quotation – March 12, 2014

There are three kinds of people–commonplace men, remarkable men, and lunatics.

Mark Twain

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Quotation – March 8, 2014

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did.  I said I didn’t know.

Mark Twain

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Quotation – March 5, 2014

Rudyard Kipling is a stranger to me, but he is a remarkable man–and I am the other one.  Between us, we cover all knowledge; he knows all that can be known, and I know the rest.

Mark Twain

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Quotation – March 3, 2014

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

Mark Twain

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Quotation – February 22, 2014

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

Mark Twain

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Quotation – February 20, 2014

Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.

Mark Twain

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