[Mark Twain] is still the rough, awkward, good-natured boy who swore at the deck hands when he was three years old. Thoroughly lik...eable as a good fellow, but impossible as a man of letters.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
A boy not beautiful, nor good, nor clever, A black cloud full of storms too hot for keeping,... A sword beneath his mother's heart-- yet never Woman bewept her babe as this is weeping.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Of thee (kind boy) I ask no red and white to make up my delight,... no odd becoming graces, Black eyes, or little know-not-whats, in faces; Make me but mad enough, give me good store Of Love, for her I Court I ask no more, 'Tis love in love that makes the sport.
The American ideal ... of sexuality appears to be rooted in the American ideal of masculinity. This idea has created cowboys and I...ndians, good guys and bad guys, punks and studs, tough guys and softies, butch and faggot, black and white. It is an ideal so paralytically infantile that it is virtually forbidden--as an unpatriotic act--that the American boy evolve into the complexity of manhood.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
We have two kinds of "conference." One is that to which the office boy refers when he tells the applicant for a job that Mr. Blevi...tch is "in conference." This means that Mr. Blevitch is in good health and reading the paper, but otherwise unoccupied. The other type of "conference" is bona fide in so far as it implies that three or four men are talking together in one room, and don't want to be disturbed.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
And the Angel told Tom if he'd be a good boy, He'd have God for his father & never want joy....
And so Tom awoke and we rose in the dark And got with our bags & our brushes to work. Tho' the morning was cold, Tom was happy & warm, So if all do their duty, they need not fear harm.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
...you don't have to be as good as white people, you have to be better or the best. When Negroes are average, they fail, unless th...ey are very, very lucky. Now, if you're average and white, honey, you can go far. Just look at Dan Quayle. If that boy was colored he'd be washing dishes somewhere.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »