| Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.|
|AUTHOR:||Mark Twain (1835–1910)|
|QUOTATION:||When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.|
|ATTRIBUTION:||Attributed to MARK TWAIN (Samuel L. Clemens).—The Reader’s Digest, September 1939, p. 22. Unverified.|
This has been widely reprinted and attributed to Twain, but has never been found in his works, though various Twain groups and the Twain Papers staff have searched for it.
|WORKS:||Mark (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) Twain Collection|