As Google reminded us this morning with this nifty Tom Sawyer Doodle, today is Mark Twain’s 176th birthday! The man who provided us with some of the best quips ever is also one of the most misquoted men of all time. Here are 10 quotes Mark Twain likely never uttered, despite popular belief.
this is great, and most of the fake quotes sound way too stupid to have come from him.
Ignoring my work for my morning class, I finished the paper for my afternoon class, except I didn't, so I cut my morning class to finish the paper, but the mail didn't arrive in time with new ink cartridges for my printer so I figured if I can't print it then why go to my afternoon class either, so I just grabbed lunch with my roommate.
After which, on the way home, I ran into my friend on his way to see his thesis advisor and he offered me a swig from his flask of bourbon.
“Cynthia Plastercaster, nee Cynthia Albritton, has earned a place for herself among the world’s most famous groupies, if not THE most famous groupie. A product of the sexual revolution, she began making plaster casts of famous rock stars’ penises in the mid-1960’s, counting Jimi Hendrix and Jello Biafra among her collection of “babies.” An iconic and legendary figure in Chicago, she has never told the story of her intimate encounters with the rock gods who populate her collection…until now.”