Accolades & Acknowledgments
“Best Opening Lines: Another Magnetic Mardy Grothe Project,” by John Busbee for The Culture Buzz (March 25, 2022): Read More >
“This Day in Quotes” website (Jan. 3, 2022): Read More >
GreatOpeningLines.com is pretty much the effort of a single individual—yours truly—and the contents of the site have resulted from many thousands of hours of reading and research on my part. The site would not exist, though, without the financial support of a number of generous individuals who have become Site Sponsors. Their names will remain unknown to the public, but each one of them has earned a special place in my heart. You should also know that it is because of the Sponsors that your visits to the site will never be marred by the appearance of annoying pop-up ads and other commercial distractions.
I also wish to acknowledge that my efforts have been aided by countless people who’ve nominated new entries, suggested new authors and books, provided invaluable research assistance, pointed out typos and other errors, and, in ways too numerous to detail here, encouraged and supported my efforts. Most are subscribers to my weekly e-newsletter (“Dr. Mardy’s Quotes of the Week”), and I hasten to add that I also consider them friends. They include:
Mark Alcamo, Esteban A. “Steve” Aguilar, Jack Altschuler, Karé Anderson, Wayne Applebaum, Steve Arbury, Nick Arden, Portia Asher, Herman Axelrod, David Bercik, Carl Bowers, Katherine Bowes, Susan Boyce, Mike Boyd, Jim Bursick, Arlene Carol, Beth Carpenter, Jacqueline Cathcart, Steve Claybeck, Blayney Claymore, Jack Cergol, Connie Clausen, Susan Cogley, Faye Cone, Anne Cook, Laura Davis, Bob Deis, Chris Deibert, Mary DeVerter, Stephen Doyle, Gail Dufresne, Linnda Durre, Barbara Dvorozniak, Ted Dyer, David Evans, Ron Fleisher, Susan Frank, Nancy Gates-Meyer, Elizabeth Girvan, Boris Glikman, Nancy Greer, Joe Grubb, Tasha Halpert, Marolyn Hamilton, Don Hanson, Kelly Hardy, Bernadette Harris, Dan Hart, David Hartson, Don Hauptman, Walter Hermans, Dave Hill, Ben Hinson, Coe Huddleston, Julayne Hughes, John O. Huston, Alison Ince, Elizabeth Jackson-D’Ambrisi, Jeff Jacoby, Gary Jaron, Ed Kant, Margaret Kendall, Derm Keohane, Kirby Kilpatrick, Ranganathan Kuppanna, Mike Lawson, Ethel Lee-Miller, Echo Lewis, Michaele, Lockhart, Becky Lower, Frank Madore, Rosalie Maggio (R.I.P.), Larry Maples, John Marquart, Marv Marshall, Tim McCarthy, Barbara McNichol, David Meggyesy, Peter Mehren, Stephen Blake Mettee, Sollace Mitchell, Randall Moore, Ken Mortara, Cherie Mulder, Sharon Mullins, John Nagy, Julie Harris Neiger, Lindsay F. Nielson, Mary Nelson, Richard Nordquist, Maria F. Nusbaum, Phillip Ogle, Peter Olsson, Karen Packard, Michael Paesler, Christopher Palmer, Ted Pease, Louis Phillips, Sherilyn Purtz, R. R. Raymond, William Readdy, Carolanne Reynolds, Wes Reynolds, Sheila Richards, Katherine Robinson, Stephen Rockower, Jonathan Rose, Jerry Rosenthal, Mark Rubinstein, Don Ruhl, Steve Selwyn, Laurence Shames, Felice Shilliaci, Barbara Shuman, Phil Silverman, Terry Smildsin, David Snapper, C. P. Sobelman, Keerthy Sunder, Shirlie Sweet, Kecia Talbot, Scott Talbot, Greg Tamblyn, Patrick Thomas, Karl Tischler, Mike Torch, Alta van Zyl, Dennis Vargo, Mike Wagner, Sam Walker, Bill Wallace, David Wallace, Glenn Waring, Cheryl Watsey, Bruce Watson, Art Wills, Irene Wittig, David Wogahn, Jerry Yanoff, and Scott Ziegler.
If you have provided me with some assistance in the past and your name is not on this list, please forgive me for the oversight, and please let me know so that I can properly acknowledge your contribution to my efforts.