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Who Said That?: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

The popular phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words,” meaning a single image can convey a complex idea or story, was introduced in...

Who Said That? Elwood Edwards: The Voice Of “You’ve Got Mail!”

Twenty years ago, Elwood Edwards sat in his living room and recorded four simple phrases on a cassette recorder: “welcome,” “file’s done,” “goodbye” and,...

Misquoted: “Let Them Eat Cake”

“Let them eat cake” is common translation of the French phrase “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche“, and commonly attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette upon learning that the...

Who Said That?: Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick

The well known phrase “Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick; you will go far” was first stated by publicly U.S. Vice President Theodore...

Who Said That?: Fifteen Minutes of Fame

The well known saying “15 Minutes of Fame” was coined by Andy Warhol. The expression is a paraphrase of a line in Warhol’s exhibition catalog...

Who Said That: I Think Therefore I Am

Cogito ergo sum (French: Je pense donc je suis; English: I think, therefore I am) is a Latin statement French philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650) used to illustrate a philosophical...