Coincidentally, I was given a magnet with this quote on it and
wondered the same thing: did Mark Twain actually say this? I think
not. It conflicts with some of the views I've read in which he
respects the ballot box, if not those who win the vote. I was glad to
see the inquiry and hope someone can say with confidence whether or
not it is an accurate quote.
On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 5:04 AM, Shapiro, Fred <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm not sure whether Judith Lee is referring to Scott Holmes's response, or=
> my response, or both. But for my part, I'm probably the person in the wor=
> ld best able to answer the original question. I was just trying to figure =
> out what exactly the original questioner was looking for, so I could then h=
> elp him.
> Fred Shapiro
> From: Mark Twain Forum <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Lee, Judith <leej@OH=
> Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 7:48 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: an authentic quote?
> Is this the best we can do for a colleague who asks a question?
> Judith Yaross Lee, Ph.D.
> Distinguished Professor of Communication Studies
> Charles E. Zumkehr Professor, Rhetoric & Culture Program
> Director of COMS Honors Tutorials
> Director, Central Region Humanities Center
> School of Communication Studies
> Ohio University
> Lasher Hall
> Athens, Ohio 45701
> T: 740-593-4888
> F: 740-593-4810
> My newest book: _Twain's Brand: Humor in Contemporary American Culture_ <h=
> On Oct 24, 2016, at 10:43 PM, Scott Holmes <[log in to unmask]<mailto:s=
> [log in to unmask]>> wrote:
> I once saw a display, in a shopping mall, entitled Genuine Replica of
> the Liberty Bell.
> On Tue, 2016-10-25 at 02:03 +0000, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
> What do you mean exactly by "authentic quote"? Do you mean was it
> said by =3D3D
> Mark Twain?
> Fred Shapiro
> From: Mark Twain Forum <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> on behal=
> f of James Caron <
> iQ_N8m2t3xhI6gwr1EPn-bNBVXDECI&e=3D >>
> Sent: Monday, October 24, 2016 9:41 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: an authentic quote?
> "If voting made a difference they wouldn't let us do it."
> Inquiring minds would like to know.
> There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of
> in your philosophy.
Arianne Laidlaw A '58