Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see. -C. S. Lewis
Question #49107 posted on 12/11/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I once heard a quote by Gordon B. Hinckley that went something like this:

"God may once have been a man, but he was not a miserable man like me."

I have searched several sites trying to locate the original quote, but can't seem to find it.

Where does this quote come from and what is the original wording?


- Rubbersharkman

A: Dear Rubbersharkman,

We have searched for multiple combinations of multiple variations on the keywords of your quote, searched for multiple authors of the quote, and trudged through some unpleasant sites looking for clues. To no avail.

Perhaps a reader can help. But honestly, this doesn't sound like a very President Hinckley (or any other prophet) thing to say. We don't hear them talk about their misery very often.

If you can't find a GA quote on lds.org, there's a good chance you either misheard the quote or it's bunk. "Quotes" always need citations. When in doubt, throw it out.

Waldorf and Sauron