[PW] Searching for a quote source

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 00:35:21 PST 2017


Here is a match for an expression that is similar to the one mentioned
by Phyllis.

Date: Jul 21, 1956
Periodical: Billboard
Article: Pipes for Pitchmen
Author: Bill Baker
Quote Page 70, Column 2
Database: Google Books Full View

[Begin excerpt]
PETE NITNEY SAYS . . .
that any one who remains CALM in the midst of all this CONFUSION just
doesn't UNDERSTAND the situation.
[End excerpt]

Garson

On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 11:12 AM, Bratton, Phyllis <pbratton at uj.edu> wrote:
> This is off the top of my head, because I don't have access to the source, but I believe that Jean Kerr in Please Don't Eat the Daisies did a parody of Kipling's IF poem, which expresses the same idea.  I am not sure that I have remembered her exact words, but here's the gist:
>
> Kipling: If you can keep your head when all about you
> Are losing theirs and blaming it on you
>
> Kerr: It's just possible that you have not entirely understood the situation
>
> For what it's worth ..
>
> Phyllis
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: Re: [PW] Searching for a quote source
>
> At 10:53 AM 2/2/2017, Fred wrote:
>
>>This is not your quote, but in my mind they are similar:
>>Anyone who isn't confused doesn't really understand the situation.
>>Edward R. Murrow, Quoted in Walter Bryan, The Improbable Irish (1969)
>
>
> Agreed, same idea. Might be what the bumper sticker was derived from.
> It's one of the many variations I've seen.
>
> Thanks!
>
> --CNH
>
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