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message 1: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42444 comments Mod
New thread.


message 2: by Allen (new)

Allen Wright I & Worst (Audiovore) | 11 comments Hey, so this quote: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/22116...

Is a misattribution to Confucius, it never even appeared in Chinese. http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Confuciu...

So it should be changed to Unknown I think.


message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42444 comments Mod
No. Quotes from Unknown get deleted.


message 4: by Banjomike (last edited Jan 02, 2013 01:27PM) (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Allen wrote: "Hey, so this quote: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/22116...

Is a misattribution to Confucius, it never even appeared in Chinese. http://en.wikiquote.org/..."


Yay, first fix of the new thread.

Several versions combined and now attributed to Atwood H. Townsend.
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/22116...


message 5: by Dimitri (new)

Dimitri | 3 comments Could a kind librarian please remove this for me it was a wrong copy : http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/69689...

Thanks.


message 6: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42444 comments Mod
Gone.


message 7: by Banjomike (last edited Jan 04, 2013 12:51PM) (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments I notice that two of the top quotes have been given to Mark Twain.

Previously "H. Jackson Brown Jr."
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/2340-...

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you ..."

and previously "Maya Angelou"
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/5934-...

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Anyone know why? Both of these quotes were, as far I know, in the category of 'Twain didn't say' it especially the first one. Wikiquote, Twainquotes, and Quote Investigator don't give it to Twain. Twainquotes says "the attribution cannot be verified. The quote should not be regarded as authentic". QI can't find it in print before 1990 (H. Jackson Brown Jr.)

I looked at the second one some months ago because I didn't believe the Maya Angelou atribution but it did seem to be correct or at least as correct as many of these quotes. Wikiquote agrees with the Maya atribution.


message 8: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42444 comments Mod
I looked into it, and both have been restored.


message 9: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (havan) | 333 comments Can a super add the tag paradox to this quote? It is a good example of a paradox but has over the 500 like limit.

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/22264...


message 10: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Stephen wrote: "Can a super add the tag paradox to this quote? It is a good example of a paradox but has over the 500 like limit.

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/22264......"


done


message 11: by ♥ Rebecca ♥ (last edited Jan 05, 2013 12:23PM) (new)

 ♥ Rebecca ♥ | 183 comments Typo in the first line.

"I am sorry that I hurt you. I don't have the words to tell you how sorry I am about that"...

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/46098...


Another typo.

"No, I dont party; no, I don't dress in black leather and chains; that's not my style. That's how I was raised. I worry about getting good grades and I go to church and I watch sci-fi movies and I generally follow the rules. Most people would call me a geek or a nerd. You've called me that many times. But that isn't everything that defines me. I mean, look at me, sitting here in a rainstorm under a tree that's probably going to kill us when the lightning hits it, holding the hand of a pretty cool girl who really is the opposite of me, a girl that I happen to be in love with. A girl I couldn't have imagined would want to be with me. But here she is, letting me hold her hand, trying to tell me why she isn't good enough for me. That's crazy."

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/62286...


message 12: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments done


message 13: by E.M. (new)

E.M. Tippetts (emtippetts) | 28 comments Can you please delete all quotes by me?

http://www.goodreads.com/author/quote...

My browser had issues while I tried inputting some, and they're not formatted very well. I would like to re-enter them, the right way, with the book properly linked.


message 14: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Emily wrote: "Can you please delete all quotes by me?

http://www.goodreads.com/author/quote...

My browser had issues while I tried inputting some, and they're not formatted very well. I would like to re-enter them, the right way, with the book properly linked. "


The first one has been liked by a member (in August) so that one will have to stay. You can post your corrections here and we will fix it. The other two are gone because no one had added them (and they were oddly formatted).


message 15: by E.M. (new)

E.M. Tippetts (emtippetts) | 28 comments Okay, actually that one is the least problematic of the group. It's from a blogpost, so I'm not sure if there is any changes you'd need to make to the format. The others I'll redo. Thank you so much!


 ♥ Rebecca ♥ | 183 comments Obviously this isnt formatted how it was in the book, but I cant find the quote to give you the exact cuz I read a hardcopy. But can fix the names. Obviously, it wasnt Syn talking to himself.

Okay, I’ll drop the subject. But if you ever do that to me again, I’ll stab you in the penis, which I’m sure will hurt. (Vik)
Yeah, it would. (Syn)
Good. Now I’m powering down for a bit to conserve my power. (Vik)

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/27775...


message 17: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Rebecca ♥ Ash, Kishan, Aiden ♥ wrote: "Obviously this isnt formatted how it was in the book, but I cant find the quote to give you the exact cuz I read a hardcopy. But can fix the names. Obviously, it wasnt Syn talking to himself.

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/27775..."


Reformatted from ebook.


 ♥ Rebecca ♥ | 183 comments Banjomike wrote: "Rebecca ♥ Ash, Kishan, Aiden ♥ wrote: "Obviously this isnt formatted how it was in the book, but I cant find the quote to give you the exact cuz I read a hardcopy. But can fix the names. Obviously,..."

This isnt right. Vik is the robot, not Syn.


message 19: by Banjomike (last edited Jan 08, 2013 11:05AM) (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Rebecca ♥ Ash, Kishan, Aiden ♥ wrote: "This isnt right. Vik is the robot, not Syn."

I misread the previous sentence in the book:

Those words made him ache. “I am really sorry, Vik. If I’d known how much it would hurt you, I swear I wouldn’t have done it.”

“Okay, I’ll drop the subject. But if you ever do that to me again, I’ll stab you in the penis, which I’m sure will hurt.”

“Yeah, it would.”

“Good. Now I’m powering down for a bit to conserve my power.”


How is it now?


message 20: by Simon (new)

Simon Hargreaves | 1 comments Can you please remove this quote by Einstein or provide a citation.

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/57119...

Quote investigator has done a lot of leg work on this and only found miss-attribution or a quote by a psychic.
http://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/05/...


message 21: by Banjomike (last edited Jan 08, 2013 12:38PM) (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Simon wrote: "Can you please remove this quote by Einstein or provide a citation.

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/57119...

Quote investigator has done a lot of ..."


Nice one. Attributed to Darryl Anka.

This is him:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...


message 22: by Stephen (new)

Stephen (havan) | 333 comments http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/21723...

Please correct the spelling of the quote tag "Euphemism" on this quote


message 23: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Stephen wrote: "http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/21723...

Please correct the spelling of the quote tag "Euphemism" on this quote"


Done.


 ♥ Rebecca ♥ | 183 comments Banjomike wrote: "Rebecca ♥ Ash, Kishan, Aiden ♥ wrote: "This isnt right. Vik is the robot, not Syn."

I misread the previous sentence in the book:

Those words made him ache. “I am really sorry, Vik. If I’d known h..."


Good, thanks.


message 25: by Alex (new)

Alex http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/70116...

Edit:
Quote is from The Epic of Gilgamesh and attributed to Anonymous. From N.K. Sandars' translation.


message 26: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42444 comments Mod
Fixed 25.


message 27: by Carrie (new)

Carrie (carrieabutler) | 4 comments Could someone please help me? Copying and pasting from my ebook left the formatting a little wonky. I'd like to have the space after "with" eliminated. :) Thank you!

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/70372...


message 28: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Carrie wrote: "Could someone please help me? Copying and pasting from my ebook left the formatting a little wonky. I'd like to have the space after "with" eliminated. :) Thank you!

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/70372..."


done


message 29: by Carrie (new)

Carrie (carrieabutler) | 4 comments Banjomike wrote: done

Thank you! I appreciate it.


message 30: by Michael (new)

Michael | 262 comments Could a Super please add this book: The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics: as a source to this quote: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/42035...

The present attribution of the quote to Paul McCartney is correct.


message 31: by lafon حمزة (new)

lafon حمزة نوفل (lafon) | 3557 comments Done.


message 32: by Fey (new)

Fey (sathtastic) | 24 comments This quote by C S Lewis is not in fact actually by him:
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/10682...
Although often incorrectly attributed to him, its very popular and has 19,137 likes!

The origins of this quote is actually from Walter M. Miller Jr. which is this one:
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/47630...

Heres a little article on the topic if you want more to back it up than just my say-so:
http://thurman.org.uk/thomas/body.html


message 33: by Michael (new)

Michael | 262 comments lafon حمزة wrote: "Done."

Thanks


message 34: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Sath wrote: "This quote by C S Lewis is not in fact actually by him:
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/10682...
Although often incorrectly attributed to him, its very popular and has 19,137 likes!

The origins of this quote is actually from Walter M. Miller Jr"


Done. I took the formatting from my ebook version. It makes the reading easier.
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/10682...


message 35: by Michael (new)

Michael | 262 comments Could a Super please add Meditations as the source book for the top four quotes of author Marcus Aurelius:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/quote...


message 36: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Michael wrote: "Could a Super please add Meditations as the source book for the top four quotes of author Marcus Aurelius:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/quote..."


Done.


message 37: by Jay (new)

Jay | 21 comments Can a Super-librarian remove the comma at the end of this quote?

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/14511...


message 38: by Vicky (new)

Vicky (librovert) | 2459 comments Jay wrote: "Can a Super-librarian remove the comma at the end of this quote?

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/14511..."


Fixed


message 39: by Michael (new)

Michael | 262 comments Banjomike wrote: "Michael wrote: "Could a Super please add Meditations as the source book for the top four quotes of author Marcus Aurelius:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/quote..."

Done."


Thanks


message 40: by Jay (new)

Jay | 21 comments Vicky wrote: "Jay wrote: "Can a Super-librarian remove the comma at the end of this quote?

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/14511..."

Fixed"


Thank you.


message 41: by lavinia (new)

lavinia (laviniapetrache) | 3 comments Can someone please translate this quote here? http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/... I doubt she said it in German, and even more, I'm not ever sure she did say it.


message 42: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Lavinia wrote: "Can someone please translate this quote here? http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/... I doubt she said it in German, and even more, I'm not ever sure she did say it."

Google translates is as:
"Anyone who makes a plan today for tomorrow, tomorrow may be limited to the possibilities of today"

The original version could be:
"The reason I don't have a plan is because if I have a plan I'm limited to today's options" which does seem to be by Sheryl Sandberg.


message 44: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42444 comments Mod
Gone.


message 46: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42444 comments Mod
poof!


message 47: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Morgan (elizabethmorgan) | 6 comments Hi there!

I'm afraid I made a few mistakes while I was adding quotes from my books. I would really appreciate if someone was able to edit my silly errors.

First Quote - http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/59792... - I said that the quote was taken from the book "The Collector," it isn't. Could you possibly change the book to "Cranberry Blood?"

And the second quote - http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/70490... - I pasted the page number in like a fool. Could you possibly remove the number "37" for me?

Thank you in advance!


message 48: by Banjomike (new)

Banjomike | 5530 comments Elizabeth wrote: "First Quote - http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/59792... - I said that the quote was taken from the book "The Collector," it isn't. Could you possibly change the book to "Cranberry Blood?"

And the second quote - http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/70490... - I pasted the page number in like a fool. Could you possibly remove the number "37" for me?"


done


message 49: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Morgan (elizabethmorgan) | 6 comments Thank you! :-)


message 50: by Lindsay (last edited Jan 19, 2013 12:58PM) (new)

Lindsay http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/33302...

This quote is commonly misattributed to Galileo, but is in fact from a poem by Sarah Williams.

Edit: There are actually multiple entries of the same quote on the Galileo quote page.

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/36090...

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/30394...

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/57056...

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/49471...


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