quote by Mark Twain

It{California} is the land where the fabled Aladdin's Lamp lies buried-and she {San Francisco} is the new Aladdin who shall seize it from its obscurity and summon the genie and command him to crown her with power and greatness and bring to her feet the hoarded treasures of the earth.

— Mark Twain

Most Powerful Aladdin's Lamp quotations

Each of us has an Aladdin's Lamp which psychologists call creative imagination.

Aladdin's lamp quote I never saw any lamp shining more brilliantly than the lamp of silence.
I never saw any lamp shining more brilliantly than the lamp of silence.

If I had Aladdin's lamp and the usual three wishes, the first would always be, 'Give me the first day of June.

Palaeontology is the Aladdin's lamp of the most deserted and lifeless regions of the earth; it touches the rocks and there spring forth in orderly succession the monarchs of the past and the ancient river streams and savannahs wherein they flourished. The rocks usually hide their story in the most difficult and inaccessible places.

We would liken music to Aladdin's lamp — worthless in itself, not so for the spirits which obey its call. We love it for the buried hopes, the garnered memories, the tender feelings, it can summon with a touch.

Yes! Ready money is Aladdin's lamp.

Aladdin, who said to his wife, I know it's not a lamp, keep rubbing! Never got a dinner!

Aladdin's lamp is mine.

It never fails - you get in the bath and there's a rub at the lamp

When I was a beggarly boy, And lived in a cellar damp, I had not a friend nor a toy, But I had Aladdin's lamp.