[PW] Request help verifying quotation of polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 09:44:53 PDT 2015


The inquiry about the words spoken by Fridtjof Nansen in 1925 has now
been resolved, and the website entry has been updated. Great thanks to
Stephen Goranson and the Duke University library system. Stephen was
able to examine two of the citations.

Garson

> http://quoteinvestigator.com/2015/06/10/impossible-longer/
>
> Norwegian polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen used a version of the saying,
> and "The Yale Book of Quotations" has a 1939 attribution to him.  This
> message is a request for help in verifying the precise details and
> metadata for a remark made by Nansen circa 1925 to fellow delegates
> during an assembly of the League of Nations.


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