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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1250
AUTHOR: Mark Twain (1835–1910)
QUOTATION: So I became a newspaperman. I hated to do it but I couldn’t find honest employment.
ATTRIBUTION: Attributed to MARK TWAIN (Samuel L. Clemens). Unverified. Never found by Twain authorities or the Twain Papers staff.
SUBJECTS: Newspapers