Mark Twain was a man who become famous for a number of things, most of all his writing. Mark Twain quotes show that he was a man with a vivid imagination and a strong grasp of writing, and his stories enchanted and delighted almost everyone who read them. Some have called Mark Twain the father of American literature, but today some of his topics and the words used in his stories could be considered slightly offensive by today's standards. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn is a popular tale for kids that was written by Mark Twain and it talks about the joys and pain of growing up. The author was also well known for his sense of humor and his quick wit, and many were astounded by the speaking ability of Mark Twain as well as his writing.