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What is that famous quote about the mosquito in the tent?

Asked by occ (4083points) September 6th, 2007

there is a famous quotation that is something like, “if you think you’re too small to be effective, you’ve obviously never been in a tent with a mosquito.” Does anyone know who said it and/or what the exact quote is? When i google it, I get tons of ads for mosquito netting, etc, and nothing that leads me to the quote…

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"If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito."
Anita Roddick

samkusnetz's avatar

i found three attributions:

If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.
Anita Roddick

Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference has never tried to fall asleep with a mosquito in the room.
Christie Todd Whitman

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.
Betty Reese

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