The images were being used to comically illustrate the following quotation credited to Albert Einstein: I was suspicious of this attribution and when I searched the internet I found another similar saying credited to Einstein in a web forum. The people were ignoring one another and were oblivious to their surroundings.This statement was also illustrated with an image of people staring at cell phone screens. I fear the day that individuals will believe that Einstein actually made one of these inane statements. Quote Investigator: There is no substantive evidence that Einstein made either of these statements.Neither appears in the comprehensive collection of quotations “The Ultimate Quotable Einstein” from Princeton University Press.Auctions can occur sporadically and only periodically, often leaving people confused and frustrated with wasted time and efforts compiling viable information from various sources on when and where these auctions are taking place.Additionally, there is always a slight variation on additional specified information you need to know simply to attend.Both versions given by the questioner were in circulation in 2012.For example, in the past, a website called presented a version of the saying in a message with an attached date of October 21, 2012: Dates on websites are sometimes inaccurate because the retroactive alteration of text and dates is easy to accomplish.
Also, in the past, a website called displayed a composite image post dated November 3, 2012 with the title: “The day that Albert Einstein feared may have finally arrived”. The important reference work “The Yale Book of Quotations” has an entry ascribing the lyrics to Clark and Leigh. Additional information about the attribution to William Purkey is given further below. This little fella is going to be a little mascot for a new project we are about to launch called Webcomic Avenue. We can't share too much information right now but please keep an eye out for it in the near future - it will be EPIC!