Misquote Quotes

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Maya Angelou
“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.

(Popular misquote of "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.")”
Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter

Benjamin Franklin
“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

[misquote of a letter about wine, see quotes/831031]”
Benjamin Franklin

Alexander Pope
“A little Learning is a dangerous Thing.”
Alexander Pope

George Orwell
“The only good human being is a dead one.”
George Orwell, Animal Farm

Edgar Allan Poe
“To elevate the soul, poetry is necessary.”
Edgar Allan Poe

William Penn
“They have a Right to censure, that have a Heart to help: The rest is Cruelty, not Justice.

(Frequently misquoted as "He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.")”
William Penn

L.J. Smith
“Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn about anyone else”
L.J. Smith, The Fury / Dark Reunion

“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”
John Philpot Curran

Jon   Stewart
“Thomas Jefferson once said: 'Of course the people don't want war. But the people can be brought to the bidding of their leader. All you have to do is tell them they're being attacked and denounce the pacifists for somehow a lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.' I think that was Jefferson. Oh wait. That was Hermann Goering. Shoot."

[Hosting the Peabody Awards for broadcasting excellence at the New York Waldorf-Astoria, June 6, 2006]”
Jon Stewart

Maurice Switzer
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”
Maurice Switzer

Richelle Mead
“We all stared at the scoreboard in stunned silence. Only Carter was able to get anything out.
"That," he told Robert exuberantly, "is how a bird in the hand gets up before the early worm."
"That doesn't make any sense," said Roger.
Carter pointed at the scoreboard. "Neither does that, but there you have it.”
Richelle Mead, Succubus Revealed

Niels Bohr
“An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.”
Niels Bohr

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”
attributed to Maya Aangelou

Antonin Scalia
“Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry
out a death sentence properly reached.”
Antonin Scalia

Augustine of Hippo
“When I then turned toward the scriptures, they appeared to me to be quite unworthy to be compared with the dignity of Tully. For my inflated pride was repelled by their style, nor could the sharpness of my wit penetrate their inner meaning. Truly they were of a sort to aid the growth of little ones, but I scorned to be a little one and, swollen with pride, I looked upon myself as fully grown.”
Saint Augustine

Bryan Way
“How do you get to Carnegie Hall?”
Bryan Way, Life After: The Void

Paul Ritchey
“The privilege of the living is to misquote the dead.”
Paul Ritchey

Stewart Stafford
“Words don't get lost in translation, they get remixed. Just watch what happens to this quote.”
Stewart Stafford

Emma Thompson
“To love is to burn, to be on fire.”
Emma Thompson, Sense and Sensibility: The Screenplay

“Misquoting is the art of futures past...”
Ancient Chinese Proverb

Nghịch Tử
“So, um… why… did you tried so hard to save me anyway, even after… I made life harder for the both of us?”

Điền Mục’s reply took on a rare serious tone:

“Huh? Oh, because there is a superhero in all of us. We just need the guts to… eh, actually, speaking of ‘guts’…”

He suddenly started rummaging through his backpack, took out an enema pill, pushed it into Vũ Thanh’s palm, and grinned from ear to ear with excitement:

“Hey, so how did the food of the dead taste to you these past few days anyway? Was there any trace of earthworms or dirt in them? Did they taste like they were rotting or decaying in any way? I’ve always wondered but never got a taste myself!”
Nghịch Tử, Eyes