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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:974
AUTHOR:Mark Twain (1835–1910)
QUOTATION:We have not the reverent feeling for the rainbow that a savage has, because we know how it is made. We have lost as much as we gained by prying into that matter.
ATTRIBUTION:MARK TWAIN (Samuel L. Clemens), A Tramp Abroad, vol. 2 (vol. 4 of The Writings of Mark Twain), chapter 14, p. 189 (1879, reprinted 1968).
SUBJECTS:Knowledge
WORKS:Mark (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) Twain Collection
 
 
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