"Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life."
~ Mark Twain
Happy 176th Birthday to Samuel Langhorne Clemens! I know most of us are used to seeing pictures of a white-haired Twain, but I wanted to choose a younger photo, especially after coming across this quote: "Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen." Odd that a man who dreamt of a backwards life is immortalized as an octogenarian!
I was first introduced to Twain's writing when I read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in sixth grade and I really fell in love with his work after reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn when I was a junior in high school (okay, I admit, the musical Big River plays a large part in my obsession with that novel).
Do you have a favorite Mark Twain book or quote?