Goodness gracious! Finals are over, and oh boy! Did it kick my butt, or what? With that being said, I’m home for the summer! I’m free to write as I please, and take things easy. Now that I can update this blog, let’s dive into the post!
Today I thought we’d spend a few moments with the Man of Summertime himself. His literary works are just perfect for spending a lazy summer day reading about boyish adventures, or briefing up on history. I collected just a few of his quotes, and thought I would leave my response! Scroll down to read, and don’t forget that you can join in, as well! Take advantage of the comments, respond to a quote or two, or just give your own thoughts!
“Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.”
Sometimes, I feel like Mark Twain is kind of like that “cool” uncle. He was a man with a sense of humor, but then he’d go and share enlightening quotes like this one. Many times, we struggle with doing what feels right, and doing what we know is actually right. These wise words make that decision a tad easier. Choosing to do the right thing doesn’t guarantee wide-spread adoration, but those who fail to respect your decision will definitely be impressed.
“Architects cannot teach nature anything.”
No man made creation can top what nature has to offer. I can’t agree more with this quote! Mark Twain survived through the very start of the industrial revolution… and imagine what he would think of all the modern-day developments that we have now. Not that it’s all bad. But we’ve forgotten the value of nature and wilderness. Carry this quote with you this summer! Explore like Tom Sawyer, take risks like Hank Morgan, and enjoy life as though you lived on the Mississippi.
“Books are the liberated spirits of men.”
Of course I have to end on a quote related to reading! Writing is one of the only escapes we have from social conduct, and manner. Those who publish are those who are brave enough to rebel against societal standards. Yes! Writing is liberating! If you’re curious about the way one’s mind works, read a book. Simple as that. Nothing is sugar coated. No feelings are spared. You’re able to bask in the company of someone who is completely transparent.