Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was praised as the "greatest humorist the United States has produced", and William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature". His novels...
It is easier to stay out than get out.
A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions.
You have to know what you stand for, not just what you stand against.
—Laurie Halse Anderson in Speak