[Ads-l] Quote: If the people don't want to come out to the park, nobody's gonna stop em.

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 30 04:36:06 UTC 2014

The Yale Book of Quotations has a 1967 citation for the quotation in
the subject line with an attribution to Yogi Berra. Other reference
works have later citations or simply state "attributed". There is a
similar statement attributed to the prominent impresario Sol Hurok:

When people don't want to come, nothing will stop them.

Some progress on this topic is reported at the Quote Investigator
website with a 1952 attribution for Hurok and a 1962 attribution for

If People Don't Want to Come, Nothing Will Stop Them

Further progress would be welcomed.

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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