Quotes About Rewriting History

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George Orwell
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
George Orwell

Napoléon Bonaparte
“History is a set of lies agreed upon.”
Napoléon Bonaparte

Arthur Conan Doyle
“What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is what can you make people believe you have done.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

Margaret Thatcher
“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”
Margaret Thatcher

Dan Brown
“By its very nature, history is always a one-sided account.”
Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code

Cherise Sinclair
“No matter what historians claimed, BC really stood for "Before Coffee.”
Cherise Sinclair, Master of the Mountain

Walt Whitman
“The real war will never get in the books.”
Walt Whitman

Alexandre Dumas
“True, I have raped history, but it has produced some beautiful offspring.”
Alexandre Dumas

Tim Tharp
“That's how it is with legends. The greater they sound, the more must've got left out.”
Tim Tharp, Knights of the Hill Country

David Mitchell
“(both circumvented the handicap of deafness by answering only those questions they believed had been asked & accepting only those answers they believed had been uttered - a stratagem embraced by many an American advocate)”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Anne Fortier
“He always says that those who control the present can rewrite the past.”
Anne Fortier, The Lost Sisterhood

Shannon L. Alder
“Don’t be so caught up in the noble cause of responsibility that you lose your passion for who you are living for.”
Shannon L. Alder

“There was a little girl
Who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good, she was very, very good.
And when she was “bad”,
Her Papa loved her anyway.”
Kristen McKee, Nursery Rhymes for the Unconditional and Unschooled

“There was an old woman
Who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children
And she still kept her cool.”
Kristen McKee, Nursery Rhymes for the Unconditional and Unschooled

“Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater,
Had a wife and couldn't keep her.
Of course you cannot keep a wife-
Everyone's got to live their life!”
Kristen McKee, Nursery Rhymes for the Unconditional and Unschooled

“Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
To get her dear dog a bone.
Though the cupboard was bare,
When she focused elsewhere
Her heart overflowed with fun!”
Kristen McKee, Nursery Rhymes for the Unconditional and Unschooled

Sandra Dallas
“Sophie Kruger had worked in a house herself, up in Middle Swan. But now she pretended she was quality. There were none so self-righteous as those who rewrote their past.”
Sandra Dallas, The Last Midwife

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