[PW] Request help tracing Simone Signoret quotation in "The Daily Mail" (1978)

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 22:03:36 PDT 2016

This message is a follow-up to the request I sent to the list on May
13. The Quote Investigator website now has an entry on the Simone
Signoret quotation:

Chains Do Not Hold a Marriage Together. It Is Thread, Hundreds of Tiny
Threads which Sew People Together Through the Years

Thanks again to Jeff Graf.

On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 8:18 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> Great thanks to Jeff Graf this request has been satisfied, and I will
> create an entry for the Quote Investigator website in the coming
> weeks.
> Garson
> On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 2:57 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole
> <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Yesterday, I received a request to trace a quotation attributed to the
>> French actress Simone Signoret. The citation below is from a reference
>> that points to a 1978 issue of the UK newspaper "The Daily Mail".
>> "The Daily Mail" in 1978 has been digitized, and the archive is part
>> of the Gale NewsVault set of databases. I am hoping someone will be
>> able to help by retrieving scans that show the article and the
>> complete citation data.
>> Year: 1993
>> Title: The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations
>> Editor: Robert Andrews
>> Quote Page 561, Column 2
>> Publisher: Columbia University Press, New York
>> Database: Google Books Preview
>> https://books.google.com/books?id=4cl5c4T9LWkC&q=%22tiny+threads%22#v=snippet&
>> [Begin excerpt]
>> Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of
>> tiny threads which sew people together through the years. That is what
>> makes a marriage last—more than passion or even sex!
>> SIMONE SIGNORET (b. 1921), French film actor, Daily Mail
>> (London, 4 July 1978).
>> [End excerpt]
>> Here is a link to information about "The Daily Mail" database:
>> http://gdc.gale.com/products/daily-mail-historical-archive-1896-2004/
>> Of course, there may also be a French version of the quotation, and if
>> you discover pertinent information please share it.
>> Thanks for your help,
>> Garson O'Toole

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