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Mark Twain | Lars Toomre

Lars Toomre

Some Personal Thoughts and Trivia

Mark Twain

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Everyone Is A Moon

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Courage Is Resistance To Fear

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

World Owes You Nothing

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Reader Suppose You Were An Idiot

Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Eat The Food That You Like And Let The Food Fight It Out Inside

Brunette Brazilian model Fernanda Mello poses in a black bikini

Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Finish The Farce

There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race, and finish the farce.

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)

Work Is A Necessary Evil To Be Avoided

Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Kind Of Person That Keeps A Parrot

She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Anyone Who Keeps Learning Stays Young

Brunette Mexican actress Galilea Montijo

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing you can do is keep your mind young.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

In All Matters Of Opinion

Blonde Holley Ann Dorrough was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for April 2006

The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Eat What You Like

Blonde beauty Heather Kozar was Playmate of the Month for January 1998

Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Teach Anybody How To Get What They Want Out Of Life

I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Shameful Thing To Insult A Child

Brunette Dutch actress Saskia Linssen was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for June 1991

It is a shameful thing to insult a child.

From Advice to Youth (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)

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

Foreigners Always Spell Better Than They Pronounce

Brunette Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima wears grey dress with slit to hip

They spell it "da Vinci" and pronounce it "da Vinchy". Foreigners always spell better than they pronounce.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Truth Is Not Hard To Kill

Blonde American actress Jessica Biel poses wearing a light blue top

The history of our race, and each individual's experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal.

From Advice to Youth (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)

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)