RIP’ — Believe It or Not – Strength Magazine – March, 1928

“And now, ladies and gentlemen,” the master of ceremonies for the evening, was speaking, “I take great pleasure in introducing to you Mr. Robert L. Ripley, creator of ‘Believe It or Not,’ whom most of you already know through his famous cartoons.” The occasion was one of the numerous Strength Shows held in New York City, and the cartoonist stepped forward to preface a short but snappy and to-the-point speech with “It makes no difference what I say
You won’t believe me anyway.”

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas