Mark Twain was born on this day in 1835.
"There are times one would like to hang the whole human race," he wrote, "and finish the farce."
“He got bitter in his old age. Wanted to blow up the human race. Too bad. Maybe he was too smart. What do you think?”
“I think he went through a lot in his life. As famous as he was, maybe it was a disappointment to him.”
Coach Pickering nodded. “I like that.” He poked at his cobbler. “Be prepared. Expect disappointment, and you won’t be disappointed, right?” -- Chapter 22, The Misforgotten.