Lars Toomre

Some Personal Thoughts and Trivia

Mark Twain

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Damned Lies

There are lies, damned lies and statistics.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Speak Out And Remove All Doubt

Brunette American actress Victoria Justice smiles wearing red dress

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Better To Silent And Thought A Fool

Blonde American actress Maggie Grace poses wearing a jumper with pink and white stripes

It is better to be silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Merely Fluid Prejudice

The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

When He Acknowledges Himself A Liar

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Reports Of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Brunette Valerie Mason was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for September 2008

The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Public Is Merely Multiplied Me

The Public is merely a multiplied 'me.'

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

If You Always Do What You Have Always Done

If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Age Is An Issue Of Mind Over Matter

Brunette Polish beauty Amanda Streich was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for December 2012

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

He Gossips Habitually

Blonde beauty Channing Pierce was Miss Michigan USA 2011

He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Age Is An Issue Of Mind Over Matter

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Throw Off The Bowlines

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Never Any Exercise Except Sleeping and Resting

Brunette model Heather Vandeven tilts her head wearing a gold top

I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Charm About The Forbidden

Blonde Audrey Allen in white shorts was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for June 2013

There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Human Pride Is Not Worthwhile

Human pride is not worthwhile; there is always something lying in wait to take the wind out of it.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

When Imagination Not In Focus

You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

From "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Even Angels Speak English With An Accent

Brunette American actress and film producer Jennifer Garner

I have traveled more than anyone else, and I have noticed that even the angels speak English with an accent.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Work Is A Necessary Evil To Be Avoided

Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Would Have Two Mouths And One Ear

If we were meant to talk more than listen, we would have two mouths and one ear.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Keep Away From People Who Try To Belittle Your Ambitions

Brunette beauty Jamie Edmondson was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for January 2010

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. When you are seeking to bring big plans to fruition, it is important with whom you regularly associate. Hang out with friends who are like-minded and who are also designing purpose-filled lives. Similarly, be that kind of a friend for your friends.

From Advice to Youth (1835 - 1910)