Few people living in The United States have not been exposed to Mark Twain. Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens on November 30th, 1835, Mark Twain was one of the more influential writers of America. Known as a wit, his writing career began at age 12. He started writing for “The Hannibal Journal” at that time. He penned such books as “Tom Sawyer,” “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” and “The Prince and the Pauper.”
The following are just a small sampling of the great things that Mark Twain either said or wrote. I’ve also included some links to more quotes than you can shake a stick at. Enjoy!
Introduction and quote compilation by Laura S. Moncur, Staff Writer.
- “The report of my death was an exaggeration.”
- Note to London corresondent of the New York Journal, June 1, 1897
For more information about Mark Twain, try these links:
- More Mark Twain Quotes – From the Quote Search page
- The following books are available through Amazon.com:
- Great Short Works of Mark Twain Paperback
- Mark Twain : Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches and Essays, 1852-1890 Hardcover
- Mark Twain’s Own Autobiography : The Chapters from the North American Review Paperback
- Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain : A Biography by Justin Kaplan, Paperback
- The Mark Twain Page – A web site made by Mrs. Pertschuk’s Harriton High School English Class of Rosemont, Pennsylvania. A good page with a list of his works, and a huge selection of his quotes. Includes links to other Mark Twain sites.
- Mark Twain Quotations, Newspaper Collections, and Related Resources – a huge collection of quotes from Mark Twain with an easy to read format.