Posted by ESC on November 13, 2010 at 13:26
In Reply to: You can't trust anyone over thirty posted by ESC on November 13, 2010 at 13:18:
: : : What is the origin of the phrase "you can't trust anyone over thirty"? Andy Warhol?
: : Whatever the origin, it's patently untrue.
: : James Briggs (aged 77)!
: "We have a saying in the movement that you can't trust anybody over thirty." Jack Weinberg. U.S. political activist. Quoted in S.F. Chronicle, 15 Nov 1964.
: How about, you can't trust anyone over 80?
Bartlett's says Mr. Weinburg made this statement during an "Interview on Free Speech movement at University of California, Berkeley (1964)." He was born in 1940 so he was 24. So he could be trusted.