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Mark Twain Forum <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 14 Feb 2011 19:54:03 +0000
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I think you're right about that, Ben. 
It's certainly in the style of 20th century homespun vernacular wordplay (how's that for a technical category?) 

Twain it ain't, that's for sure. 
(and I'm not even an expert!) 

Ben (the other one) 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Benjamin A Click" <[log in to unmask]> 
To: [log in to unmask] 
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 7:48:39 AM 
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: 
> =20 
> 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