Paige may have said it; I think he said, "Don't [Never?] look back, somebody
may be gaining on you." The mind-over-matter quote doesn't sound like
Twain. Not deep enough? Not didactic enough? Not precise enough? Not
funny enough, maybe?
From: Mark Twain Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Click,
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 9:49 AM
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Subject: Re: Mind over Matter
Always thought that was baseball great, Satchel Paige.
On 2/13/11 6:46 PM, "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I have often read this quote as being by Mark Twain.
> I'm convinced, however, that's not the case. Barb Schmidt would have
> included it on _www.twainquotes_ (http://www.twainquotes) . And it's no=
> there. Or if it's there, I'm blind
> and haven't seen it.
> Should anyone have any convincing evidence otherwise, I'm pretty
> sure it will surface here on the List.
> Roger Durrett
> Charlotte, NC
> In a message dated 2/13/2011 4:46:45 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> I have seen this attributed to Mark Twain: "Age is an issue of mind ove=
> matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." My questions are: Did M=
> originate this quote? Or, at the very
> least, did he at some time say or write it? If not, is the source known=