Anonymous said:
Sorry, the one saying, "Say what you want, and do what you feel. Because those who matter won't mind and those who mind don't matter," is by Dr. Suess.  

Hello Anon,

I’m dreadfully sorry to you (and others who have sent similar messages to us about this), but the source of the quote is, most likely, utterly anonymous.

A great tool that we use for checking quotes is the website Quote Investigator. The specific article on this quote (and its many variations, as evidenced by the differences between the option you just quoted and the version we posted) can be found here: http://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/12/04/those-who-mind/.

A quick summary: a version of this quote had likely already entered public use by the late 1930s, to the extent that the quote was common enough to be referenced in professional writing. Original credit has variously been given to Sir Mark Young, Bernard M. Baruch, George Ludcke, and yes, Theodor Geisel, better known by the pseudonym of Dr. Seuss. 

Unfortunately, Dr. Seuss is probably the least likely candidate for being the creator of this witticism, as it was not popular attributed to him until the early 21st century, and he himself passed away in 1991.

We have therefore made our post with the citation “Anonymous,” but tagged the post with “Dr Seuss” and “Bernard M Baruch,” two of the most popular false-citations for this quote, for organizational purposes and ease of search.

Cheers,
Fiona

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Anonymous said:
so what exactly is the procedure for submitting quotes?  

Please head over to our submissions page! Make sure to read the rules before you submit.

Thanks!

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Anonymous said:
Oh wait maybe I've messed it up, there has been two Mary Wollstonecraft, and one got married and because Mary Shelly.  

Yeah okay I have messed it up actually.

Mary Shelley is Mary Wollstonecraft’s daughter. Mary Shelley, as probably most people know, wrote Frankenstein.

Mary Wollstonecraft, the mother, wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

This is very unclear as both of their Wikipedia pages talk about A Vindication and that’s why I messed it up, I was skimming rather than reading.

I will change it all.

Sorry about that!

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Anonymous said:
Good afternoon! I'm sure you've gotten messages about it already, but I just wanted to let you know that the citation of the Mary Shelley quote isn't quite right- it's actually from A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft. Thank you so much for all the work you do, I'm sorry to bother you with the error!  

Hi,

Thank you for letting us know! I’ve left her name as Mary Shelley as people are less likely to look in the tags for Mary Wollstonecraft, but I’ve changed the rest.

And I take this as a good time to remind everyone to check your citations before submitting.

Thanks!

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Anonymous said:
Hi, don't know if there's a reason for it or anything but I just wanted to say you just posted the same ravenclaw quote twice. Love your work, xxx  

Thank you for letting us know! It has now been corrected to show the right quote. :)

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Anonymous said:
i would love to see more quotes revolving around creativity and originality for ravenclaw, rather than just the same old "ravenclaws are smart and brainy" quotes. there are other traits ravenclaws possess that could use some recognition too :)  

Hi,

If you would like to see more quotes of a certain type, we welcome you to submit them!

Thanks.

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Anonymous said:
When submitting a quote from a fan fiction work do we also cite the work the fiction is based on? If so how does this change the formatting?  

Hi,

Thanks for your question. Yes, please cite the original work as well.

You can see our formatting system here at the submissions page. Insert the original title as if you were citing an episode title, after the title of the fanfiction.

Thank you!

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Anonymous said:
I want to submit quotes from The Thick of It but the show doesn't have episode titles, do I just leave them out?  

Hi,

Thanks for the question! Yes, as long as all of your other information is correct, episode titles are no big deal.

Please go to the submissions page to submit. :)

Thanks!

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Anonymous said:
are you accepting slytherin quotes again yet?  

Yes! Sorry. Forgot to announce it.

Please go to the submissions page to submit.

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Anonymous said:
Please some lyrics of Nirvana and Green day? And more of Buffy the vampire slayer please!!!! Of more Percy Jackson :) ;)  

If you are looking for quotes by certain people, please submit some!

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Anonymous said:
When we submit a quote, do we have to tell you what house it goes with or are you willing to decide that?  

You decide! :)

Head to the submissions page to submit!

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Anonymous said:
I really like this blog! But may I ask something? Could you post more quotes from lyrics? I like music :)  

Hi,

If there are certain quotes that you would like to see, please submit them!

Thanks!

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Anonymous said:
Is it ok to submit lyrics to one part of a song and then submit another part of the same song if there is not enough space?  

Yes, but they will have to be made as two separate quotes. (If your submission doesn’t fit into one askbox, then it will also be too long to fit our quote template.)  :)

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Sorry for just posting this now, anon! I don’t even know when this got asked, but for some reason when Fiona replies to stuff, it sometimes ends up in our drafts folder which I pretty much never check…

Sorry about that!

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