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Thread #80140   Message #1458144
Posted By: GUEST
11-Apr-05 - 02:03 PM
Thread Name: BS: Witty Epigrams: Lifetime Achievement
Subject: RE: BS: Witty Epigrams: Lifetime Achievement
Mark Twain;s ideas on Wit and History:

"Wit and Humor--if any difference it is in duration--lightning and electric light. Same material, apparently; but one is vivid, brief, and can do damage--the other fools along and enjoys the elaboration.

- Mark Twain's Notebook"

...to wit...

"Herodotus says, "Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: The conscientious historian will correct these defects.

- Acknowledgments for A Horse's Tale"