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Malraux’s Prison

“The greatest mystery is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of matter and of the stars, but that within this prison we can draw from ourselves images powerful enough to deny our nothingness.” –Andre Malraux



The Origin of Mark Twain

The minimum safe depth for paddle steamers on the Mississippi River in the nineteenth century was 2 fathoms, or 12 feet, which was called out as “mark twain”—which Samuel Clemens took as his pen name!