THE MARK TWAIN QUOTE PERTAINING TO FAVRE
FROM DAYBREAK THIS MORNING
I mentioned a quote by Mark Twain this morning on Live at Daybreak, yet never found time later to reveal what it was.
We were discussing Brett Favre's comments about how he used to get bawled out by Coach Mike Holmgren all the time. Favre said he used to "hate that guy." Favre acknowledged that as he grew, he came to understand that Holmgren made him better, and he thanks him for it today.
Susan compared it to a father-son relationship, where the son learns to appreciate his father and his teachings one day.
That caused me to think of the following from Mark Twain:
"When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant, I could barely stand to have the old man around. By the time I'd reached the age of 21, I was astonished at how much he'd learned in just 7 years."
Let me share also, I discovered upon searching for the exact wording, that there appears to be some argument over whether it was indeed Twain who made that statement at all. Further revealing the transient nature of the internet, I found several differently worded versions online, some attributed to Twain, but who's to know for certain.
All I know is somebody said something like that once, and it's pretty good stuff. Until I learn otherwise for sure, I'll give it to Twain.