Friday, February 27, 2009

Quoth The Twain

People have co-opted this quote or quite possibly, have come to the exact same conclusion on their own. Yet Samuel Clemens apparently is the originator-

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.”

9 comments:

SkylersDad said...

I have never heard the second part of that quote.

Princess LadyBug said...

Truer words were never spoken.

Cormac Brown said...

Sky Dad,

I hadn't either and the quote The Missus provided me with that inspired this post was a distant cousin that shared only the meaning.

Princess,

Absolutely.

Gifted Typist said...

hey, just saw a twainism on Doc's blog

That is a brilliant quote and so, um, true?

Cormac Brown said...

Gifted,

In Cormac veritas?

Bubs said...

I like that quote.

Cormac Brown said...

Bubs,

It is especially true at your job.

Katie Schwartz said...

I will admit the only portion of the quote I knew from before your post was Truth is stranger than fiction. After reading the rest of the quote, I LOVE IT.

Cormac Brown said...

Katie-lah,

Isn't a trip how it evolved over the years?