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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2002 1:34 pm 
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I'd really love citation info for the following:

"My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed."
-Christopher Morley

Anyone have a clue? :?:

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That's a tough one. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if it was accurate - Morley wrote quite a few books, articles, and essays - but it's hard to pinpoint where he wrote that.

The quotation is sited all over the Web but always in exactly the same words and with no source listed... which leads me to believe it's been working its way around the net for years and the original source is long lost.

I'll see if it shows up in any books, though.

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Found it in "The 21st Century Dictionary of Quotations" (Princeton), not the most authoritative book by any means. The wording is identical and the source is absent - I suspect this is where all of those Web pages got the quotation.

No luck with Oxford, Bartlett, or a couple other more trustworthy books. Sorry I can't be of more help.

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