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Mark Twain

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.”

–Mark Twain, from The Art of Authorship, quoted by Bartleby

 

 

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Mark Twain

“We do not remember the exact date of the invention of stoves, but it was some years ago.”

–Mark Twain

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Quoted by Steve Mirsky in “Anti Gravity,” Scientific American, Dec. 2014


THE BOOK OF MORMON, n. Chloroform in print.

–Mark Twain

(Slightly rephrased–originally a comment in Roughing It: “It is chloroform in print.”)


“Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”

–Mark Twain

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Quoted in The Heretic’s Handbook of Quotations

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