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

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
Fri May 13 17:18:12 PDT 2016

Great thanks to Jeff Graf this request has been satisfied, and I will
create an entry for the Quote Investigator website in the coming

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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