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Directory of Mark Twain's maxims, quotations, and various opinions:

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AMBROSE BIERCE

Bierce has written some admirable things--fugitive pieces--but none of them are 'Nuggets.' There is humor in Dod Grile, but for every laugh that is in his book there are five blushes, ten shudders & a vomit. The laugh is too expensive.
- Letter to Chatto and Windus, April 8, 1874

 

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