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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 22 18:02:21 EDT 2017


Thanks, Garson.

QI was never needed more than now.


JL

On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 2:45 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> ------------------------------------------
> Nothing is impossible in this world
> Even the word impossible says I'm possible.
> ------------------------------------------
> [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."
> >
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>
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