[Ads-l] Dialog: "Winning isn't everything, is it, Red?" "No, it isn't everything; it's just the ONLY thing."

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Mar 8 15:41:50 EST 2017


Although this is just an eight-month pushing back, the quotation is such a celebrated one that I regard this as a significant discovery.  Thanks for posting it.

Fred Shapiro



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Subject: Dialog: "Winning isn't everything, is it, Red?" "No, it isn't everything; it's just the ONLY thing."

The Yale Book of Quotations has a citation for Henry R. 'Red' Sanders
dated October 18, 1950 for "Winning isn’t everything....It’s the only
thing!" Here is a citation from a bit earlier.

[ref] 1950 February 7, Tallahassee Democrat, In the Pressbox With Fred
Pettijohn, Quote Page 6, Column 1, Tallahassee, Florida.
(Newspapers_com)[/ref]

[Begin excerpt]
Tulane football Coach Henry Frnka recently asked UCLA mentor Red
Sanders. "Winning isn't everything, is it, Red?" To which Sanders
replied. "No, it isn't everything; it's just the ONLY thing."
[End except]

Garson

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