There are many webpages that provide quotes that have been submitted by people, and sometimes their name gets associated with the quote.
quote:Sunday, May 19th: The results are just in! Tim Hortons raised over $4.5Million from their annual CAMP DAY on May 15th! WOW!!! A big "Thanks" to everyone who dropped by and bought a coffee or two to support this great cause!!! Over 9,000 kids will get a chance to go to camp during the summer. This week's quote is from Hilary Cooper traveling along the coast of California: "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away." If you have an interesting quote or know of one... http://www.rollingla.ca/ARCHIVES/ARC_2002.htm
I may be able to help in this case. The original quote was “Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by every moment that takes your breath away.” It was then changed by the Author to be “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” I have always preferd the former and have quoted it often. I am see it quoted so often it appears in print and in film. Of the quotes origin I am aware that it was first published in the mid 90’s at the Robert Luis Stevenson High School (RLS). A teacher at the lower Middle school requested of the author if the quote could be used. The author consented but requested he remain anonymous. I believe she knows who the author is and the circumstances of its creation. I have suspected, however, that she may have actually written it but there is no evidence of that. I hope this helps.
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The quote is . "Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but moreover by the number of breaths that take your life away" is the CORRECT quote. The Author wrote this in the mid to late 1970's for Carleton Cards, a Canadian card company. Back in the day, Carleton employed "contractors", were paid a pittance to write a ditty for a greeting card. The author sold it away for under a dollar, copyright included. It has been attributed as anon because Carleton never had a clue that millions would find this quote so important and... the university student who wrote it was just another kid trying to make some dollars. Today ,the author is well aware of the irony of his words.... thousands of dollars have been made off of this quote. He made a quarter.
Miss Manners, do you have a copy of the card? If not, what's your source? Your version of the quotation seems to have gotten garbled a bit (moreover?), but certainly the explanaton is plausible--only, it needs substantiation. WikiAnswers is not necessarily a reliable source--one of the dangers of the Internet is that often people will post as fact something they have merely heard, with no evidence to back it up.
Originally posted by Lexy61451: I have searched the internet and have not been able to find the author of this quote using keyworks or the entire quote. Can anyone help me? Thank you.
hi Lexy i hope this helps:
The author is a Canadian man who wrote the quote on a greeting card for Carleton Cards in the mid 1970's . In return for his quote he was remunerated and signed away the copyright to Carleton Cards. George Carlin Used it. Hilary Cooper USED it. Author Unknown
Attribution is important is some situations. Compensation is important in some contexts. But I think this quote is about our common experience of what can be called moments of deep meaning or emotion. An epiphany. "Unknown", "Anonymous" or the little tracts of folklore here don't do it justice. If I had written it, I would be happy if it were simply attributed to the human spirit. It certainly seems to strike a common chord.
A very good quote............... I don't know the author of this quote, nut liked it very much. It's the true fact about the life. Noone can assure the life how long you will be live.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Zendam,
It was also used in the movie Hitch as I recall. My favourite use of this quote though is this: "Life isn't about the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away. Like choking."
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865) US president, lawyer
Plagiarism is alive and well by those who refuse to check sources. Nothing like using other words to steal the original thought. Remember the phrase..."Ask not what your country can do for you......" how many times was that phrase changed and used for other things?