[Ads-l] USA Today Fact Check article on Einstein attributed quotation

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 28 19:39:59 UTC 2021

Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> Cool!  What Einstein quote will they do next?

If USA Today decides to examine another quotation commonly attributed
to Einstein then the paper would find a wide choice. The article does
mention additional quotations that are discussed in my book.

Thanks to USA Today and journalist Nayeli Lomeli. The article contains
a link to the book (on Amazon) and to the QI website.

[Begin excerpt from USA Today]
In the book, O'Toole analyzes six quotes supposedly uttered by Einstein:

"Not everything that counts can be counted."

"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over
again and expecting different results."

"Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb
a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."

"Two things inspire me to awe – the starry heavens above and the moral
universe within."

"Education is that which remains, if one has forgotten everything he
learned in school."

"When you sit with a nice girl for two hours you think it’s only a
minute, but when you sit on a hot stove for a minute you think it’s
two hours. That’s relativity."
[End excerpt from USA Today]

The QI website has more examples:


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

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