Friday, December 4, 2009

My Friend Mark!

The form of a compliment has nothing to do with its value -- it is the spirit that is in it that makes it gold or dross. This one was gold. This one was out of the heart, and I have found that an ignorant hot one out of the heart tastes just as good as does a calm judicial, reasoned one out of an educated head.
- "The Refuge of the Derelicts" published in Fables of Man


Tommy Lee said...

So funny you should post this now. The boys are learning about Mark Twain now and next time we're home in CT we're going to visit his home (it was a mandatory field trip for all Hartford area schools).

Beautiful portrait.