I am going to get a chemist--a real genius--and get him to extract all the
oxygen out of the atmosphere for eight minutes. Then we will have universal
peace, and it will be permanent.
- Speech at the Twentieth Century club in Boston, Nov. 4, 1905. Reported in Chicago Daily Tribune, Nov. 5, 1905, p. l. "Mark Twain Talks Peace."
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