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[–]hennaojichan 7 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 3 fun -  (7 children)

Mark Twain

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    [–]JasonCarswell 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (4 children)

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    [–]hennaojichan 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

    I know you're a stickler for quotes but this time I beat you to it. :) Here's a quiz for you — who said, "I'd rather be the man who bought the Brooklyn Bridge than the man who sold it"?

    [–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

    You did beat me. :( I actually knew this one and quote it to people often, in person.

    I'm more interested in verifying the accuracy of quotes. Good or not, they shouldn't be misattributed.

    I'd rather be the man who bought the Brooklyn Bridge than the man who sold it

    I had no clue. It seems to be Will Rogers.

    [–]hennaojichan 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

    Yup.

    As for the quote in question, it is quite possibly misattributed, like so many other quotes. Here is one possible explanation: Twain kept a diary of his musings and asked that it not be published until a hundred years after his death in 1910 and his wishes were followed. That might explain the confusion. I have not read the book...yet.

    [–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

    I thought it was a trick question.

    [–]LarrySwinger2[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

    That's probably a misattribution. See here.

    [–]Intuit 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

    If you read it and believe it, you're misinformed.

    [–]wardrose 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

    That's a good quote, sharing cookie clicker here!

    [–]patrickrall 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

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