His parents met when his father moved to Missouriand they were married in Orion —Henry —and Pamela —
The idea of it is to dance as wildly, as noisily, as furiously as you can; expose yourself as much as possible if you are a woman; and kick as high as you can, no matter which sex you belong to. There is no word of exaggeration in this. Any of the staid, respectable, aged people who were there that night can testify to the truth of that statement.
There were a good many such people present. I suppose French morality is not of that strait-laced description which is shocked at trifles.
April France has neither winter nor summer nor morals--apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country. How beautiful that language is! How expressive it seems to be! How full of grace it is!
And when it comes from lips like those [of Sarah Bernhardt], how eloquent and how limpid it is! And, oh, I am always deceived--I always think I am going to understand it. We never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.
This makes a good deal of what we call crime, and the French call sociability. Paris the cold, Paris the drizzly, Paris the rainy, Paris the damnable. More than a hundred years ago somebody asked Quin, "Did you ever see such a winter in all your life before?
Let us change the proverb; Let us say all bad Americans go to Paris when they die. No, let us not say it for this adds a new horror to Immortality. Why cannot we have more of these? This occasions a good deal of what we call crime and the French call sociability.Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens on November 30, , in the frontier village of Florida, Missouri.
He spent his boyhood in nearby Hannibal, on the banks of the Mississippi River, observing its busy life, fascinated by its romance, but chilled by the violence and bloodshed it bred. IDEAS.
The man with a new idea is a Crank until the idea succeeds. - Following the Equator The fact is the human race is not only slow about borrowing valuable ideas--it sometimes persists in not borrowing them at all.
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Powers captures the essence of the man with great detail without getting bogged down with minutia. Actor Mark Wahlberg went from rapper to actor as he rose to fame in Hollywood from lead roles in films such as Boogie Nights. Learn more at initiativeblog.com Mark Twain, Imperialism and the Spanish American War.