[Ads-l] Quote: Nothing is impossible in this world. Even the word impossible says I'm possible

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 22 16:45:29 EDT 2017


Thanks, JL. Here are the results of a quick search for the saying
attributed to Audrey Hepburn. An anonymous instance appeared in the
signature block of a Usenet message in August 1998.

Usenet discussion system
Date: August 3, 1998
Newsgroup: comp.lang.c++
From: "Sriraman.R" <rsr... at cisco.com>
Subject: Re: Passing member function pointer

https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.lang.c++/Wp-PVOZFbVQ/UY79WKt-GJcJ

[Begin excerpt]
With regards
Sriraman.R
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Nothing is impossible in this world
Even the word impossible says I'm possible.
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[End excerpt]

In 2001 an anonymous instance appeared in a book:

Date: 2001 Copyright
Title: If Cubicles Could Talk: Conversation for the Female New Hire in
Corporate America
Author: Kim Beamon
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Quote Page 10

[Begin excerpt]
"IMPOSSIBLE itself says, 'I'M POSSIBLE.'"
Author Unknown
[End excerpt]

The saying was assigned to Audrey Hepburn by March 2009 on Twitter.

Twitter
Timestamp: 11:53 PM - 30 Mar 2009
From: Kelly Olexa‏ @KellyOlexa

https://twitter.com/KellyOlexa/status/1422322903

[Begin excerpt]
RT @screamingeagle1: "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm
possible'!"— Audrey Hepburn #quote (via @wellnessforyou)
[End excerpt]

Garson

On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 12:27 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Garson will be justifiably dismayed to learn that the "Twain" quote he
> scrutinized and discredited some years ago here
>
> http://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/09/29/you-did/
>
> figured prominently in my granddaughter's high-school graduation ceremony
> yesterday, with attribution to Mark Twain.
>
> Another was "Nothing is Impossible. The word itself says, 'I'm Possible'!"
> This was attributed to Audrey Hepburn, who I suspect would have been too
> intelligent to say it. (Earliest GB ex.: 2011.)
>
> JL
> --
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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