Friday, March 13, 2009


"Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."

--from Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi


  1. Hahha, excellent quote.
    Have you seen BBC's "Sense and Sensibility"?
    Captain Margaret---"Piracy is our only option."
    My family calls me Capt. Margaret after her...hahah.

  2. Capt. Margaret, eh?--that's great! Yes, I like your piracy quote from S & S too. Jane Austen is so wry! She just cuts to the heart of things. I guess, in a way, her style is an Englishwoman's version of Mark Twain's style; they both capture the essence of people so well, don't you think? Thanks for the comment!