Re: Ellison quote

Subject: Re: Ellison quote
From: Steve Fouts <stefou -at- ESKIMO -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 1997 07:52:19 -0800

Thanks to all of you who have pointed out that it was Whitman, not
Ellison. I lifted it from a transcript of a lecture (and apparently
lifted it incorrectly). He was replying to someone who asked if
what he was saying in the lecture didn't contradict something that
he wrote in 1967.

Perhaps he spoke it unattributed expecting that the audience would
know it, as one might if one were to say, "Whether 'tis nobler in
the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune..."

I know not. Neither do I care. alt.quotations and alt.sigs.and.quotes
exist for further discussion.

At 03:20 PM 4/2/97 +0100, Geoff -dot- King -at- NA -dot- NWMARKETS -dot- COM wrote:
> I am large. I contain multitudes (rather than "many").
>
> Harlan Ellison tends to be disingenuous in more ways than one.
>
>
>"If I contradict myself, I contradict myself.
>I am large. I contain many."
> -- Harlan Ellison
>
> ** He certainly contains Walt Whitman, as you'll find if
> you check out that quotation.
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