Categories quotes Henry David Thoreau on Belief Post author By Brent Logan Post date February 25, 2013 2 Comments on Henry David Thoreau on Belief Everyone must believe in something. I believe I’ll go canoeing. Commonly misattributed to Henry David Thoreau Tags belief, canoing, henry david thoreau By Brent Logan Engineer. Lawyer. WordPress geek. Longboarder. Blood donor. Photographer. Ally. More about Brent. View Archive → ← Circle Park → John Scalzi on “Straight White Male” 2 replies on “Henry David Thoreau on Belief” Sorry to tell you but Thoreau never wrote: “Everyone must believe in something. I believe I’ll go canoeing.” It is a mis-attribution circulating on the Internet. Great quotation, just not Thoreau’s.– Jeffrey S. Cramer, editor of THE QUOTABLE THOREAU. Well, shoot! Everyone on the Internet attributes this quote to Thoreau and Snopes doesn’t disagree, but who am I to disagree with you? I have noted the misattribution in the cite. I also deleted my tweet of the quote in my attempt to make the Internet just a little smarter. I guess Abraham Lincoln said it best: “The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that you can never know if they are genuine.” ;-) Thanks for stopping by. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.