BC: "All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called "Huckleberry Finn." all American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since." -- Ernest Hemingway
FC: "You don't know me, without you have read a book by the name of 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'; but that ain't no matter" The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Trip Down the Mighty Mississippi
1: "Whatever you say, say it with conviction." | Samuel Clemens | Mark Twain
2: "The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are in the right." | "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear." | FRIENDS
3: "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. " | "The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice."
4: "There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded." | FALLEN
5: "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." | The Grangerfords and Sherpherdsons: "Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits."
6: "Here was this nigger, which i had as good as helped to run away, coming right out flat-footed and saying he would steal his children-children that belonged to a man i didn't even know; a man that hadn't ever done me no harm." | Slavery as Twain was taught growing up: http://media.pbs.org/ramgen/media4/marktwain/realmedia_scrapbook/real_audio/tsd_2.rm | Slavery as Twain was taught growing up: http://media.pbs.org/ramgen/media4/marktwain/realmedia_scrapbook/real_audio/tsd_2.rm | A Progression in Thought
7: "All right, then, I'll GO to hell" | ".. and found a man laying there asleep-and, by jings, it was my old Jim!" | "... here was the plain hand of Providence... letting me know my wickedness was being watched all the time, whilst i was stealing a poor old woman's nigger..."
8: Source Page: Quotes by Smauel Clemens taken from BrainQuote.com and The Official Web Site of Mark Twain at www.cmgww.com for pages 1-5, Back of Book Quote by Samuel Clemens regarding Hypocricy (page 5) from http://www.quotegarden.com/hypocrisy.html Quotes from pages 6 and 7 and cover from "the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain Audio: PBS Scrapbook of Mark Twain http://media.pbs.org/ramgen/media4/marktwain/realmedia_scrapbook/real_audio/tsd_2.rm
9: Illustrations from: http://etext.virginia.edu/railton/huckfinn/huchompg.html http://etext.virginia.edu/railton/huckfinn/hucillhp.html http://etext.virginia.edu/railton/huckfinn/huckpix/hfm20hp.html http://etext.virginia.edu/railton/huckfinn/jiminpix.html http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Huck_and_jim_on_raft.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mark_Twain_by_GH_Jones,_1850_-_retouched.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Nth8QgvmEAk/SYHtcpJOHKI/AAAAAAAAFuw/A8SXL9zSAKs/s400/collagebooks.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Sawyer http://etext.virginia.edu/railton/tomsawye/tomhompg.html http://etext.virginia.edu/railton/tomsawye/tomillhp.html http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://sites.arnold.k12.ne.us/academics/stories/storyReader%24287 http://www.sonoma.edu/users/e/estess/courses/southernhistory.htm http://donaldcorrell.com/twain/huck/c5.html