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Mike Stone <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:19:57 -0600
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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?

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From: Mark Twain Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Click,
Benjamin A
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.
> =20
> 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.
> =20
> Should anyone have any convincing evidence otherwise, I'm pretty
> sure it will surface here on the List.
> =20
> Best,
> =20
> Roger Durrett
> Charlotte, NC
> In a message dated 2/13/2011 4:46:45 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
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> 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=
> =20