For wheresoe'er I turn my ravished eyes, Gay gilded scenes and shining prospects rise, Poetic fields encompass me around, And still I seem to tread on classic ground. Joseph Addison
A Letter from Italy.
No classic resembles any previous classic, so do not be discouraged. Ernest Millar Hemingway
Advice to young writers, in McCall's, May.
A classicsomething that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read. Mark pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens TwainSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Speech on'The Disappearance of Literature'at the Nineteenth Century Club, 20 Nov. Quoted in Albert Bigelow Paine (ed) MarkTwain's Speeches (1910).
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