Quotation by Mark Twain

A classic—something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910), U.S. author. speech, Nov. 20, 1900, Nineteenth Century Club, New York City. Mark Twain's Speeches, ed. Albert Bigelow Paine (1923).

Here quoting Professor Caleb Winchester. Twain varied the epigram in Following the Equator (1897), ch. 25; "Classic—a book which people praise and don't read."
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