I’m not afraid of anything except being bored.
You don’t know about me without you have read a book by the name of ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,’ but that ain’t no matter.
To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.
The less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it.
Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and that Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
The truth is, most people don’t know what they really want until it’s right in front of them.
Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.
It’s a blame dull life, ain’t it?
Ain’t nothing like just doing what you want a while and attempting to make sense of it later.
I have wanted a puppy, but a puppy cuddles and wags its tail and barks.
It’s a close place. I can’t breathe.
What’s the use to you of doing things crazy things? There’s nothing come of it.
He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it—namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain.
Silence is the answer to burning words.
A bottle of whiskey is the best arsenal?
There’s no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
A body can’t be too particular how they talk ’bout these-yer dead people.
Don’t you reckon dogs have the cleanest bloods?
Hain’t we got all the fools in town on our side?
They couldn’t see that I was awake, and I could see everything.
There ain’t no harm in a hound, nohow.
The biggest part of a person’s education comes from outside the walls of a school.
You can’t make a boy learn a thing – you can only lead him to it.
People don’t care what happens to a common ju-ju monkey.
I can lick you with one hand tied behind my back.
Being lost is awful, isn’t it?
It’s like all dreams being true at once.
It don’t make no difference how much a man gits in the world, he’s never satisfied.
He’ll be coming along some time or another…and then we’ll find out the truth of this.
Most people lick before they bite.
Don’t worry, it ain’t worth a nickel.
There’s one kind of prison an adult can’t escape — his family.
Well, I’d slide until I saw the marbles gather on the edge, then snatch a towser to fetch them in one swoop.
I like the rats a lot better than I like most men.
Some memories stand like monuments to the past, while others crumble into dust.
He was always running with Tom; he asked me ever so many questions about him.
Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough.
That’s just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when they don’t know nothing about it.
Don’t let the bed bugs bite.
Don’t shove me: don’t shove me: I tell you once for all, if you shove me again I’ll—
We are all fools in one way or another.
I’ve never found a better teacher than life itself.