mark twain on being a writer and a reader

“I don’t give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.”

“A classic is book which people praise and don’t read.”

“Ideally a book would have no order to it, and the reader would have to discover his own.”

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”

“Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”

“A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.”

“Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.”

“Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.”

mark twain on being a writer and a reader . . .


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