We don't know any more about pictures than a kangaroo does about metaphysics.... To us, the great uncultivated, it is the last thing in the world to call a picture. Brown said it looked like an old fire- board.
Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910), U.S. author. Daily Alta California (September 22, 1867). Traveling with the Innocents Abroad, ch. 9, ed. David Morley McKeithan, University of Oklahoma Press (1958).