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Thread #155848   Message #3670872
Posted By: Mr Red
20-Oct-14 - 04:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: who? vertical/perpendicular expression?
Subject: RE: BS: who? vertical/perpendicular expression?
Not heard it credited to Oscar. Definitely heard it credited to GBS as perpendicular.
I have seen (TV) John Betjamin deny that the quote was his, though he obviously used it.
Oscar did say, on one occasion, "My I wish I'd said that" to which James McNeil Whistler replied "Oh, you will Oscar, you will!"
Oscar said many things but then so did GBS
FWIW my favourite from GBS confirms my contention that the word "no" kills creativity:
"People who say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it"