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  • Paul Revere set up a gun powder manufacturing facility to support the American Revolution.
  • He turns up in Toronto to give a lecture, at a conference, notifying me in advance with a postcard of a statue of Paul Revere, from Boston: Arrive Sun.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  --  Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
  • Regular Paul Revere, eh?
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind

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  • Paul Revere’s ride is perhaps the most famous historical example of a word-of-mouth epidemic.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • But he was running along the docks, like Paul Revere, bringing the news, and didn’t have time to explain.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • "So here comes our local Paul Revere," he greeted Randy.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • (If you read my first book, The Tipping Point, you’ll remember that the discussion of Paul Revere was drawn from Fischer’s Paul Revere’s Ride.) In Albion’s Seed, Fischer argues that there were four distinct British migrations to America in its first 150 years: first the Puritans, in the 1630s, who came from East Anglia to Massachusetts; then the Cavaliers and indentured in America rest of the country.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • There is a white steepled Congregational church, a stone courthouse with an adjoining jail, a cupolaed public library, a wooden well from which Paul Revere is rumored to have drunk.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • During the War, the Red Coats and Paul Revere was throwing balls over stone walls.
    Richard Lederer  --  A Brief History of the World

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  • Mr. Schiller, they saw, was religiously impressed, like Patrick Henry, George Washington, and Paul Revere, with the beauties of Liberty.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • A handsome young physician and leading patriot allied with Samuel Adams and Paul Revere, Warren had been one of the worthiest men of the province.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • And because of Walker’s recent participation in Operation Midnight Ride, a Paul Revere–like barnstorming tour to warn Americans about the scourge of communism.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • "If Paul Revere had written a limerick, you’d think it was wonderful, poetic, inspirational.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • to the home of a silversmith named Paul Revere.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • In the case of Paul Revere’s ride, the answer to this seems easy.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • The news spread like a virus as those informed by Paul Revere sent out riders of their own, until alarms were going off throughout the entire region.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Here, then, is the explanation for why Paul Revere’s midnight ride started a word-of-mouth epidemic and William Dawes’s ride did not.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • He was carrying the identical message, through just as many towns over just as many miles as Paul Revere.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • If it were only the news itself that mattered in a word-of-mouth epidemic, Dawes would now be as famous as Paul Revere.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • This is surely part of the explanation for why Paul Revere’s message was so powerful on the night of his midnight ride.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • This chapter is about the people critical to social epidemics and what makes someone like Paul Revere different from someone like William Dawes.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Paul Revere was the Roger Horchow or the Lois Weisberg of his day.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Fischer writes: When Boston imported its first streetlights in 1774, Paul Revere was asked to serve on the committee that made the arrangement.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • When the Boston market required regulation, Paul Revere was appointed its clerk.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • When the community of Boston was shattered by the most sensational murder trial of his generation, Paul Revere was chosen foreman of the jury.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • But Paul Revere quickly emerged as a link between all those far-flung revolutionary dots.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Only two men were members of as many as five of the groups: Paul Revere was one of those two.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Paul Revere was a Connector.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Paul Revere started a word-of-mouth epidemic with the phrase "The British are coming."
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Part of the particular power of Paul Revere, for example, was that he wasn’t just a networker; he wasn’t just the man with the biggest Rolodex in colonial Boston.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Similarly, after Paul Revere had passed on his news, you can imagine that all of the men in the militia movement gathered around and made plans to confront the British the following morning.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Meanwhile, impatient to mount and ride, Booted and spurred, with a heavy stride On the opposite shore walked Paul Revere.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  --  Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
  • Samuel Adams was quick to callthe killings a "bloody butchery" and to distribute a print published by Paul Revere vividly portraying the scene as a slaughter of the innocent, an image of British tyranny, the Boston Massacre, that would become fixed in the public mind.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • It could even be argued that the success of Paul Revere’s ride — in some way — owed itself to the fact that it was made at night.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • One can only imagine how "Paul Revere’s afternoon ride" might have compared.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • He was a super Paul Revere.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • We talk about "epidemics of violence" or crime waves, but it’s not clear that we really believe that crime follows the same rules of epidemics as, say, Hush Puppies did, or Paul Revere’s ride.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • All discussion of Paul Revere comes from the remarkable book by David Hackctt Fischer, Paul Revere’s Ride (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994).
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • The experiences of Paul Revere and Sesame Street and crime in New York City and Gore Associates each illustrate one of the rules of Tipping Points.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • But telling Paul Revere ultimately meant the difference between defeat and victory.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • All discussion of Paul Revere comes from the remarkable book by David Hackctt Fischer, Paul Revere’s Ride (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994).
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • So through the night rode Paul Revere; And so through the night went his cry of alarm To every Middlesex village and farm, — A cry of defiance and not of fear, A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door, And a word that shall echo forevermore!
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  --  Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
  • For, borne on the night-wind of the Past, Through all our history, to the last, In the hour of darkness and peril and need, The people will waken and listen to hear The hurrying hoof-beats of that steed, And the midnight message of Paul Revere.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  --  Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
  • (If you read my first book, The Tipping Point, you’ll remember that the discussion of Paul Revere was drawn from Fischer’s Paul Revere’s Ride.) In Albion’s Seed, Fischer argues that there were four distinct British migrations to America in its first 150 years: first the Puritans, in the 1630s, who came from East Anglia to Massachusetts; then the Cavaliers and indentured in America rest of the country.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • But if you add up the examples of Salesmen and Connectors, of Paul Revere’s ride and Blue’s Clues, and the Rule of 150 and the New York subway cleanup and the Fundamental Attribution Error, they amount to a very different conclusion about what it means to be human.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Along Paul Revere’s northern route, the town leaders and company captains instantly triggered the alarm," Fischer writes.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • He was also a doer, a man blessed — as David Hackett Fischer recounts in his brilliant book Paul Revere’s Ride — with an "uncanny genius for being at the center of events.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
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