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Issues with Quotes > Origin of Quote: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

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Jodo | 3 comments Can anyone verify the origin/publication for this quote?

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/show/...

Disputed sources online list the following:
- Hilary Cooper
- Maya Angelou
- George Carlin
- a Carleton greeting card in the 1970′s.


Keith (kgf0) | 164 comments Google Books shows no sources prior to about 2005, and the most common attribution is "Unknown" so I have added it to Anonymous with a misattributed tag. (The alleged Carlin quote that included that text—actually from a spam forwarded email—should not have included it; the rest I have corrected and linked to the real author, Bob Moorehead)


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