[Ads-l] Appeal for Author Quotations

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Oct 27 19:29:13 UTC 2014


Then, given the election season upon us, there's always collections of misquotations from politicians et al.  Within the last week, I came across two famous sayings of Eleanor Roosevelt that she never said:

“Don't call a woman a bitch. Call her an asshole. It still gets your point across and it's not sexist.”
"I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered until I read the description in the catalogue: 'no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall'."

From the point of view of sexism, I suppose it's refreshing that women can be quote magnets too, and not just Twain, Churchill, Wilde, et al.

LH

On Oct 27, 2014, at 2:14 PM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:

> I should have noted in my appeal that I already know about whatever quotations by these authors are in the Yale Book of Quotations, Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, or Wikiquote.  
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> Fred Shapiro
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> From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on behalf of Mark Mandel [thnidu at GMAIL.COM]
> Sent: Saturday, October 25, 2014 5:53 PM
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> Subject: Re: Appeal for Author Quotations
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> Search on Wikiquote <https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Main_Page>.
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> Mark Mandel
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> On Sat, Oct 25, 2014 at 9:43 AM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
> wrote:
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>> I apologize for the OT-ness of this request (although I have to say that
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>> ere are others on this list who go far beyond me in OT-ness of their
>> postin=
>> gs).
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>> I am looking for famous quotations from the following authors, and would
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>> lcome any suggestions:
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>> Petrarch
>> Boccaccio
>> Robert Musil
>> Theodore Dreiser
>> Rabindranath Tagore
>> Gunter Grass
>> Isaac Bashevis Singer
>> Du Fu
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>> Fred Shapiro
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