Monday, 2 May 2016

Helping the Quote Investigator

There are many quotes which are attributed to movie mogul, Samuel Goldman. They are usually oxymorons or very mixed metaphors. However, many of them are also apocryphal.

Some time ago I posted a response to a quote solution by the Quote Investigator, Garson O'Toole, about Samuel Goldwyn. Garson was trying to track down whether Samuel Goldwyn was indeed the originator of "include me out", and I thought that I knew of a supporting source.

I remembered having read that quote in a 1975 autobiography by David Niven, called "Bring on the Empty Horses", so I posted this provenance on Garson's Facebook page.

The Quote Investigator honoured my contribution in a post saying "Thanks to Sam Young who noted that David Niven had mentioned the saying attributed to Goldwyn".

Nice to be thanked!



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