[Ads-l] Request help verifying citation in "I Seem To Be a Verb" R. Buckminster Fuller et al

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 25 19:17:29 UTC 2020

The request below has now been satisfied. Your attention is
appreciated. The target text does appear upside down on page 96. This
citation helps to explain why the quotation has been misattributed to
Buckminster Fuller.

[Begin acknowledgement]
Considerable thanks to Austin Kleon who verified the presence of the
quotation in “I Seem To Be a Verb” by R. Buckminster Fuller and
provided scans to QI.
[End acknowledgement]


Garson O'Toole

On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 1:31 PM ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> Perhaps someone can help to verify the citation below. The quotation
> text is visible in a Google Books snippet, but the metadata provided
> by Google is sometimes inaccurate; therefore, citations must be
> verified with hardcopy or scans.
> Year: 1970
> Book Title: I Seem To Be a Verb
> Authors: R. Buckminster Fuller with ‎Jerome Agel and ‎Quentin Fiore,
> Quote Page 96 (Page number uncertain) (Text is upside down),
> Publisher: Bantam Books, New York.
> Database: Google Books Snippet Match; this citation has not yet been
> verified with hardcopy; quotation visible in snippet
> [Begin excerpt]
> "Sometimes I think we're alone, and sometimes I think we’re not. In
> either case, the idea is quite staggering."
> [End excerpt]

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