"After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her."
|I think he's trying not to laugh at my skirt.|
"When the heart has something to say the product is literature, no matter whether the phrasing loyally follows accepted literary forms or splendidly ignores them, as the freshet ignores the dam."
From- Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 2 (2013), p. 188-89. Dictated 29 August 1906.
I love when a famous author speaks to me. Even if we disagree about adjectives and God, the immortality of Twain’s articulate words are transcending time, creating current connections in my life and in anyone wanting to read his writing. Many famous authors communicate through the mists of war, or a progressive fog and curtains of translation, across miles of virgin scrub brush, sage, parched landscapes, flooded valleys and frozen tundra. They enter through the front door of our souls and stay with us forever. All we have to do is open a book. Did any writer speak to you lately?