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Joseph Campbell quote?Edit

"Myth is much more important and true than history. History is just journalism and you know how reliable that is." ~ Joseph Campbell - https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7smvO_XoAE0zf5.jpg ~ JasonCarswell (talk) 11:25, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

Did you mean to post this on this page? If so, why? Butwhatdoiknow (talk) 17:11, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
Yes, sorry, I forgot to ask for help verifying it. (I moved this section from the Village Pump here to be more correct and more current.) ~ JasonCarswell (talk) 04:47, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

Søren Kierkegaard quote?Edit

I'd also like help verifying this quote:

"People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use." ― Søren Kierkegaard

It's been touched on, but not verified: Talk:Søren_Kierkegaard#Widely_attributed_quote

Before I repeat quotes, even if popular, as the above two are, I try to verify them on Wikiquote first as sadly far too often they are misquotes. ~ JasonCarswell (talk) 04:52, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

Otto Von BismarckEdit

I found this quote in Tolstoy's Calendar of Wisdom, but I can't find any origin for it.

I'm wondering does anyone know of the source? I feel a little skeptical that it is a real quote.

"I feel sick at heart. During the entire course of my long life I have never made anyone happy – neither any of my friends, nor my family, nor even myself. I have committed so much evil.... I have been responsible for three large-scale wars. Because of me, more than 800,000 people have perished on the field of battle, they are now being mourned by their mothers brothers and widows... And all this stands between me and God"

https://books.google.ie/books?id=Mn5jDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA230&lpg=PA230&dq=%22all+this+stands+between+me+and+god%22+bismarck&source=bl&ots=Nu5JDm5URO&sig=ACfU3U3X7ci5PuHGuLrylycrTjlEFUv8mg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwitmMDuwpbkAhWLWhUIHZcuAV0Q6AEwAHoECAAQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22all%20this%20stands%20between%20me%20and%20god%22%20bismarck&f=false —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 109.79.97.79 (talk) 09:52, 6 September 2019‎

Arsenic & Old Lace - DialogueEdit

(Correction) Man in window seat’s name is Spinoza. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2604:6000:1111:4049:5d1:8511:f015:13f8 (talk) 15:51, 11 October 2019‎

Copying Edit Request in Censorship in China pageEdit

I have translated a quote in a document published by Chinese government. But the translation is not good enough and I need someone to copy edit the translation.Mariogoods (talk) 23:34, 2 November 2019 (UTC)