"Almost everything gets attributed to Oscar Wilde eventually."
— Antiquary, Literature Network Forums
"Twain never said it. The quote is actually ‘I have never killed any one, but I have read some obituary notices with great satisfaction.’ It was written by Clarence Darrow, attorney in the Scopes monkey trials, in his autobiography ‘The Story of My Life.’"
— Tweeting Twain Quotes That Never Were, regarding the recently popular pseudo-Twain quote “I’ve never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure.” (via nickdouglas)
"Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves."
— Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness