Huck Finn Quotes

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Mark Twain
“Human beings can be awful cruel to one another.”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain
“It's lovely to live on a raft. We had the sky up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss about whether they was made or only just happened.”
Mark Twain

Andrew Sean Greer
“There on the dune, beside the table, one of the camel boys has his arm around the other, and they sit there like that as they watch the sun. The dunes are turning the same shades of adobe and aqua as the buildings of Marrakech. Two boys, arms around each other. To Less, it seems so foreign. It makes him sad. In his world, he never sees straight men doing this. Just as a gay couple cannot walk hand in hand down the streets of Marrakech, he thinks, two men, best friends, cannot walk hand in hand down the streets of Chicago. They cannot sit on a dune like these teenagers and watch a sunset in each other’s embrace. This Tom Sawyer love for Huck Finn.”
Andrew Sean Greer, Less

Mark Twain
“It don't make no difference whether you do right or wrong, a person's conscience ain't got no sense, and just goes for him anyway.”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain
“It was a dreadful thing to see. Humans beings can be awful cruel to one another.”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain
“He had a dream and it shot him.”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain
“You can't pray a lie--I found that out.”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain
“I reck'n I knows what I knows.”
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Mark Twain
“I reck'n I knows sense when I sees it; en dey ain' no sense in sich doin's as dat.”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Norman Lock
“I would prefer to believe that things possess the power of recall, of recollection. That things are memoirs of the existences that once were theirs, if only we knew how to read them.”
Norman Lock, The Boy in His Winter: An American Novel

Mark Twain
“That’s just the way: a person does a low-down thing, and then he don’t want to take no consequences of it. Thinks as long as he can hide it, it ain’t no disgrace.”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain
“Confound it, it's foolish, Tom”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Norman Lock
“The raft was seized, with a noise like needles knitting, and we were hemmed in for winter -- river and the old channel's oxbow lake having frozen solid. By now, we guessed we were not two ordinary river travelers...it must have been the river that was extraordinary: a marvel that protected us by the same mysterious action that had given a common horse wings and changed a woman into a laurel tree.”
Norman Lock

Mark Twain
“This ain't no thirty-seven year job, this is a thirty-eight year job, Tom Sawyer.”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain
“I felt very good; I judged I had done it pretty neat--I reckoned Tom Sawyer couldn't a done it no neater himself. Of course he would a throwed more style into it, but I can't do that very handy, not being brung up with it.”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Norman Lock
“Hatred is unattractive, but it's also irresistible. If men were honest with themselves, they'd admit it's a stronger passion than lust.”
Norman Lock, The Boy in His Winter: An American Novel

Mark Twain
“Sometimes I wish we could hear of a country that’s out of kings.”
Mark Twain

Mark Twain
“Bekase why: would a wise man ant to live in de mid's er such a blimblammin' all de time? No--'deed he wouldn't. A wise man 'ud take en buil' a biler-factry; en den he could shet down de biler-factory when he want to res'.”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain
“Do I know you? I know you clear through. I was born and raised in the South, and I’ve lived in the North; so I know the average all around. The average man’s a coward.”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Norman Lock
“To ennoble is to diminish by robbing people of their complexity, their completeness, of their humanity, which is always clouded by what gets stirred up at the bottom.”
Norman Lock, The Boy in His Winter: An American Novel

Norman Lock
“We may not realize it, but every point during the passage of our lives is a point of no return -- except for what memory permits.”
Norman Lock, The Boy in His Winter: An American Novel

Mark Twain
“Kill the women? No – nobody ever saw anything in the books like that. You fetch them to the cave, and you’re always as polite as pie to them; and by-and-by they fall in love with you and never want to go home any more.”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain
“If you think it ain’t dismal and lonesome out in a fog that way, by yourself, in the night, you try it once – you’ll see.”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain
“It hadn’t ever come home to me before, what this thing was that I was doing.”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Norman Lock
“I insist on caprice as a necessary countermeasure to slavery. Otherwise, my own dictatorial mind must take -- unknown to me -- its instructions from a mastermind.”
Norman Lock, The Boy in His Winter: An American Novel

Mark Twain
“I said, "Don't do nothing of the kind; it's one of the most jackass ideas I ever struck;”
Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Norman Lock
“Talking of appearances, I would like my future readers to know that the picture of Jim and me that Thomas Hart Benton painted on the wall of the Missouri state capitol bears not the slightest resemblance to either one of us. ... I've never been satisfied with any representation of myself and have seen only one picture of Jim that did him justice. I don't know why this should be, unless it is evidence of a nearly universal prejudice against us, instigated by Sunday school superintendents, Republicans, and bigots.”
Norman Lock, The Boy in His Winter: An American Novel

Norman Lock
“But because I do not wish to be remembered (if I will be remembered) as a self-indulgent fantasist, I'll skip the purple patch for now, however much I wish to write it. I need to make amends for my indifference, for having turned my back on the world in favor of the beauties of the way. I'll try to study cruelty (I regret my own) and render it in more familiar terms.”
Norman Lock, The Boy in His Winter: An American Novel

Norman Lock
“{Y}ou make do with what you're given, and I've spent a good many years learning to write fine-sounding sentences so that I can hide behind them. It's the way of the hermit crab, with nothing to recommend it but the pretty shell it annexes for its own.”
Norman Lock, The Boy in His Winter: An American Novel

Robert Coover
“It was almost like there was something wicked about growing up.”
Robert Coover, Huck Out West

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