Mark Twain

“Stars are good, too. I wish I could get some to put in my hair. But I suppose I never can. You would be surprised to find how far off they are, for they do not look it. When they first showed, last night, I tried to knock some down with a pole, but it didn't reach, which astonished me; then I tried clods till I was all tired out, but I never got one. It was because I am left-handed and cannot throw good. Even when I aimed at the one I wasn't after I couldn't hit the other one, though I did make some close shots, for I saw the black blot of the clod sail right into the midst of the golden clusters forty or fifty times, just barely missing them, and if I could have held out a little longer maybe I could have got one.”


Mark Twain, The Diary of Adam and Eve
Read more quotes from Mark Twain


Share this quote:
Twitter icon

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!


This Quote Is From

The Diary of Adam and Eve The Diary of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain
11,217 ratings, average rating, 1,095 reviews
Open Preview

Browse By Tag