With The Great Gatsby making a fuckton of money this weekend, the time has come for the mainstream to start rediscovering and championing the beloved authors of the past. (I want Nicolas Windig Refn’s The Sun Also Rises, stat.) For your consideration, America, I give you Mark Twain, the wittiest man who ever lived. As a tribute to Twain, here are some his most beloved quotes. He probably didn’t even say most of them, even though they are attributed to them. I think Twain would have liked that.
1. “Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.”
2. “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.”
3. “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.”
4. “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause…
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