Mark Twain

Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835–1910

Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)

"So, dear old family, don't ever worry about me! It isn't bad to be wounded: I know, because I've experienced it. And if I die, I'm lucky. Does all that sound like the crazy, wild kid you sent out to learn about the world a year ago? It is a great old world, though, and I've always had a good time and the odds are all in favor of coming back to the old place ... I love you all." Letter from Ernest Hemingway to his parents, 1918

"Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much" Oscar Wilde

«I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work» Picture: young Thomas Edison. Born in Milan Ohio

sylvia plath (c. 1957)

A young Johnny Cash

Mark Twain playing pool with his cat

Mark Twain - "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer "

Walt Whitman

Young Cary Grant

Last known photo of Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain, early April 1910

Mark Twain smoking a cigar. He smoked 20 a day. Cut back to 2 a day in his last few years.

John Steinbeck (American, 1902–1968), writer of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tom Selleck is such a Class Act. He is a nice person and superb actor. And God in heaven he is the best looking man I know of. I use to think Sean Connery was but he has some competition.

Louisa May Alcott: Louisa May Alcott is widely known as the writer of Little Women, a self reflective children's book published in 1868. The success of this book led to other books based on Alcott's life such as Little Men and Jo's Boys. Louisa's success as a writer allowed her to support her sisters and parents.

Shirley Temple

"Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me" - Sigmund Freud

Helen Keller and Patty Duke -- For those who do not get the significance of this meeting -- Patty Duke played Keller in both the play and the film The Miracle Worker, for which she won the Oscar at age 16. Two extraordinary women. Then when Patty Duke got older she played Anne sullivan as an adult, Anne Sullivan was Helen's teacher.