As a very young girl I lived with my paternal grandmother for three formative years. Being an enthusiastic teacher and lover of words, she invariably had quotations written all over the house... literally. On the backs of cupboard doors, on calendars, napkins or wherever she happened to be. With this in mind I am finding the authors, in alphabetical sequence, of many of her favorite quotations and am adding some of those that are special to my family as well. Hope you enjoy!
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is most noted for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer(1876), and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885),the latter often called "the Great American Novel". After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frogs of Calaveras County", which became very popular and brought nationwide attention. His travelogues were also well-received. Twain had found his calling.
Twain was born during a visit by Halley's Comet and he predicted that he would "go out with it" as well. He died the day following the comet's subsequent return.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.