Posts Tagged 'Mark Twain'



Cryptoquote Spoilers – 10/10/17 – 10/14/17

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October 10, 2017

The finest clothing made is a person’s skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.”   —   Mark Twain

(That’s because too many of us are either fat, or wrinkly!  If we were all nicely toned there probably would be much less objection to nudity.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

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October 11, 2017

Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.”   —   Lovelle Drachman

(Nobody seems to know anything about this author.  She could just be another UncleRave!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

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October 12, 2017

What a bargain grandchildren are!  I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars’ worth of pleasure.   —   Gene Perret

(The ones who might enjoy loose change are too young to give it to, because they are likely to swallow it.  And, the older ones are looking for bills these days!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

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October 13, 2017

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”   —   Cynthia Ozick

(“You pave paradise, put up a parking lot.”  Too true, unfortunately.  Let’s try to be more mindful of this.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

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October 14, 2017

Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom.  If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.”   —   Charlie Parker

(Very heavy, my brother.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/05/17

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Clothes make the man.  Naked people have little or no influence on society.”   —   Mark Twain

(That’s back when it was pretty rare to see a naked person!  He should’ve been around for the streaking fad of the 1970s.  We still get one from time to time.  They may have not influenced society all that much, but they were/are an entertaining distraction.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/16/17

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When I speak my native tongue in its utmost purity in England, an Englishman can’t understand me at all.”   —   Twain

(Very funny, and true.  Our American English is a far cry from the “original”, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Queen herself could understand me better than some Cockney!  That’s English???  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/06/16

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Few things are harder to put up with than a good example.”   —   Mark Twain

(The almost always amusing, and generally true, Samuel Clemens!  Clever . . . but try to be a good example anyway.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/12/16

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The fear of death follows from the fear of life.  A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”   —   Mark Twain

(If loving fully is living fully, then I guess I’m prepared to die.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

May Day Cryptoquote – 2016

English: US Postage stamp, Samuel Clemens, com...

English: US Postage stamp, Samuel Clemens, commemorative issue of 1940. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.”   —   Mark Twain

(Words to live by?  Spring is here!  It’s cool and damp here, today.  And, it looks like it’s going to rain most of the week.  We didn’t have any real April showers, so I guess we need to make up for that before the real heat sets in.  The next mowing is going to be a bitch though!  Be well and do good, friends.  Workers unite!)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/13/15

Anti-Stratfordian Mark Twain, wrote "Is S...

Anti-Stratfordian Mark Twain, wrote “Is Shakespeare Dead?” shortly before his death in 1910. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are two times in a man’s life when he should not speculate:  when he can’t afford it, and when he can.”   —   Mark Twain

(Even old Mark Twain knew the perils of gambling.  To think that we have largely legalized most gambling, just boggles my mind.  To my way of thinking, gambling can be much more destructive than our other puritanical vices.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/21/15

A portrait of the American writer Mark Twain t...

A portrait of the American writer Mark Twain taken by A. F. Bradley in New York, 1907. http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/publications/siycfall_05.pdf http://www.twainquotes.com/Bradley/bradley.html See also other photographs of Mark Twain by A. F. Bradley taken in March 1907 in New York on Mark Twain Project Online. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.”   —   Mark Twain

(As long as I don’t have to wash my mouth out with soap!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/06/15

A portrait of the American writer Mark Twain t...

A portrait of the American writer Mark Twain taken by A. F. Bradley in New York, 1907. http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/publications/siycfall_05.pdf http://www.twainquotes.com/Bradley/bradley.html See also other photographs of Mark Twain by A. F. Bradley taken in March 1907 in New York on Mark Twain Project Online. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Let us not be too particular.  It is better to have old secondhand diamonds than none at all.”   —   Mark Twain

(Always very humorous, that Twain!  Doesn’t it seem like “secondhand” and “used” have almost become like dirty words these days?  I mean at least here in the U.S.?  Nowadays they’re always asking for “new”, or “nearly new”, when they’re collecting for the underprivileged.  Isn’t there still value in well used articles?  I’m not talking about dirty, holey rags or anything.  No one wants to look like some Dickensian pauper, but there’s a wide range between that and brand new.  Have we really become so proud?  I don’t know.  It seems to me that secondhand of anything would be better than none at all.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/04/14

A portrait of the American writer Mark Twain t...

A portrait of the American writer Mark Twain taken by A. F. Bradley in New York, 1907. http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/publications/siycfall_05.pdf http://www.twainquotes.com/Bradley/bradley.html See also other photographs of Mark Twain by A. F. Bradley taken in March 1907 in New York on Mark Twain Project Online. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living.  The world owes you nothing.  It was here first.”   —   Mark Twain

(He’s 100% correct, of course.  You can’t carry around that:  I didn’t ask to be born attitude, you may have once had as a child.  No one asks to be born, and very few ask to die.  It just happens.  It’s up to each of us to do something with our life.  If you weren’t born into some great wealth, you better be prepared to work for your living.  That’s just how it is.  Life isn’t always “fair”.  It can be hard, or it can be easy.  It all depends on how you approach it.  Instead of looking at the bad and asking:  Why me?  Look at the good and ask:  Why not me?  One last thing, folks.  Dollars to donuts Twain said this as an old man.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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