Wondering if anyone can help with this question: I was trying to find the origins of the saying, “Where there’s hysteria, there’s history,” i.e. if someone has an outsized reaction to something, it’s probably due to prior issues being triggered. I feel like this is such a common saying it’s getting into the realm of tired cliché, but when I tried to find its origins, I went down a rabbit hole of emptiness.
All of Google produced only three exact-word hits, all random blog entries just using the phrase.
Academic Search Complete produced nothing.
My school’s library catalog produced nothing.
The Gale reference library and power search produced nothing.
Does anybody know about the origins of this phrase or have an idea for how to track it down? Thanks!