Dear Helen Keller, From Mark Twain

…and as a remembrance of an affectionate friendship which has subsisted between us for nine years without a break, and without a single act of violence that I can call to mind.

via Letters of Note: The bulk of all human utterances is plagiarism.

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On Seeing and Hearing

What did I “see and hear” from the Empire Tower? As I stood there twixt earth and sky, I saw a romantic structure wrought by human brains and hands that is to the burning eye of the sun a rival luminary.

via Helen KellerLetters of Note: The Empire State Building.