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Directory of Mark Twain's maxims, quotations, and various opinions:

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MOON

Clemens behind the mask

Illustration from American Examiner
magazine published shortly after
Clemens' death in 1910 captioned
"Behind the mask of the humorist was
the face of the philospher."
Illustration from the
Dave Thomson collection.

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
- Following the Equator, Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar

Every man is a moon and has a side which he turns toward nobody: you have to slip around behind if you want to see it.
- "The Refuge of the Derelicts" published in Fables of Man

 


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