‘The Father of American Literature’, Mark Twain was a prodigious author and noted for the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
But he was also quick off the cuff with a number of memorable one liners, particularly his response to a newspaper article stating he had slipped off this mortal coil.
“The report of my death is an exaggeration”
But there was also:
“Go to Heaven for the climate. Hell for the company”
“Not all horses were born equal. A few were born to win”
And, of course:
“Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt”