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Basically, I don’t buy it. If Thatcher had actually uttered this howler in a public speech, the Labour Party and the likes of the Daily Mirror would have absolutely decimated her. There’s absolutely no way something so spectacularly snobbish and offensive would ever have passed without comment. 217.155.20.163 19:41, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

Further to the above, here’s a Guardian article questioning the veracity of the above quote. 217.155.20.163 20:16, 24 September 2006 (UTC) The Economist on 30 September this year remarked that "Margaret Thatcher is reputed to have said [it] in 1986". However, Mrs Thatcher is unusual in that all her public utterances have been transcribed and put on CD-Rom and I am fairly sure it is not on there. It is always possible that she said it at a private meeting (say, for example, meeting Conservative MPs worried about the policy of bus privatisation). Sometimes the age is set at 30, not 26. However, the fact that many people attribute this to her means it should not be removed from the article. Even Brian Souter, the Stagecoach boss, attributed it to her in 1998 ( Times reference available on request). Keep it in the ‘attributed’ section with a note that it is apocryphal and unverified, and may be made up. Fys. “ Ta fys aym”. 13:40, 19 October 2006 (UTC) Further to that, a letter to the Daily Telegraph draws attention to the likely source. Have explained on the page. Fys. “ Ta fys aym”. 11:19, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

There is an historian with the same name, so maybe it is him.– Johnbull 00:00, 15 March 2007 (UTC) The Alistair Cooke who wrote to the Daily Telegraph sometimes signed himself "Alistair B. Cooke" to make the distinction – he was at the Conservative Research Department for many years and is the party’s official historian, IIRC. He is no relation of the American epistolarian. Fys. “ Ta fys aym”. 00:06, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Margaret Thatcher, in a TV interview for Thames TV This Week [ [1]]on Feb. 5, 1976, Prime Minister Thatcher said, "…and Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They [socialists] always run out of other people’s money. It’s quite a characteristic of them."

Wikiquote no longer allows unsourced quotations, and they are in process of being removed from our pages (see Wikiquote:Limits on quotations); but if you can provide a reliable and precise source for any quote on this list please move it to Margaret Thatcher. — Antiquary 18:13, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

• One only gets to the top rung of the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you— suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I’ll have a go, too."

• The Prime Minister, shortly after she came into office, received the sobriquet as the "Iron Lady". It arose in the context of remarks which she made about defence against the Soviet Union and its allies; but there was no reason to suppose that the right hon. Lady did not welcome and, indeed, take pride in that description. In the next week or two in this House, the nation and the right hon. Lady herself will learn of what metal she is made.

What about the 1990 quote attributed to Mrs. Thatcher, who upon being told that Germany had defeated England at football, or soccer, (which they did, of course) had allegedly replied, "They may have beat us at our national game, but we beat them twice at their national game in the 20th century.? — Matthead 22:03, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

This is clearly paraphrasing if it is based on something Thatcher actually said. I’m not sure about this though, if it is true or not. I have not been able to locate her saying something like ‘Feminism did nothing for me’ and I am not sure where to begin looking for it.

I’m wondering if it’s worth posting the quote here, instead. It came from a lecture Thatcher gave at Hillsdale College in 1994, an edited version of which was published in Hillsdale’s Imprimus magazine: http://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/file/archives/pdf/1995_03_Imprimis.pdf

• The "Athens" quote is misattributed to Gibbon, and Thatcher was wrong if she attributed it to him. It’s actually a paraphrasing of something written by classicist and educator Edith Hamilton. A nice discussion of the matter is HERE. I agree that the quotation can be attributed to Thatcher, as long as it includes the information that she was misattributing the sense of it to Gibbon when it was really from Hamilton. – Embram ( talk) 12:35, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Is there any limitation on the kinds and sources of "Quotes about Thatcher" that are appropriate for the main page? If there is no limitation, there is also no limit to the amount of hate-filled invective in the "quotations about" section for any well-known controversial person that could end up in Wikiquote. See, for example, the quotation (added this month) comparing Thatcher and Reagan with Adolf Hitler, supposedly from the liner notes of a rock album. Furthermore, the source for this quotation is listed as the liner notes of a rock album published in 2007, but the rock album mentioned is Black Snake Diamond Role, which was actually released in May 1981. – Embram ( talk) 06:08, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

• There are limitations expressed at Wikiquote:Quotability. Yes, public figures are subject to gratuitous invective all the time. Most of it is too banal to be considered quoteworthy. Comparisons with Hitler are ubiquitous: there is nothing remotely original, witty, pithy, wise, eloquent, or poignant about it. Unremarkable remarks like this have no place in a compendium of notable quotations. (This is not about defending Thatcher from her detractors, of whom I am one, it is about defending Wikiquote from banality.) ~ Ningauble ( talk) 14:21, 21 June 2015 (UTC)