[Ads-l] Is my memory truly the only source of this saying?!

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 5 19:58:12 EDT 2017


Here's a citation.

Date: March 1, 1977
Newspaper: Dixon Evening Telegraph
Newspaper Location: Dixon, Illinois
Article: Sport editor's notebook: To host or not to host
Author: Abie Abrahams (Telegraph Sports Editor)
Quote Page 10, Column 1
Database: Newspapers.com

https://www.newspapers.com/image/80229277/?terms=%22mistake%22

[Begin excerpt]
Not that I haven't been wrong before ... I have been wrong. One time.
I thought I had made a mistake, but I was wrong.
[End excerpt]

Garson

On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 7:18 PM, David Daniel <dad at coarsecourses.com> wrote:
> I have said that on many occasions, starting probably 40 years ago or more.
> I don't claim authorship, I know that I heard/read it somewhere and adopted
> it.
> DAD
>
> Poster:       Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject:      Is my memory truly the only source of this saying?!
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> "I've made only one mistake in my life, and that was thinking that I had
> made a mistake."
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> -Wilson
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> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to come
> from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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