You’re probably very familiar with the majority of the well known quotes below, but the problem is you’ve been saying them wrong all along. Everyone has, really. Take a look at all these quotes and see which ones you’ve gotten wrong all these years. Try not to be too hard on yourself.
This quote is never said in the movie “Dracula.” It is only written in that zombie screenplay I never finished.
The actual quote states “The journey of 400 miles begins beneath one’s feet.” And it wasn’t Confucius who said this, it was Lao Tzu. Regardless, I don’t want to walk anywhere.
Neil Armstrong actually claimed many times that what he said was, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Take that, Russia.
Good old Theodore said, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” Just be sure you’re carrying a big stick, because no one messes with someone holding a big stick.
This is simply a liberal interpretation of the actual Niccolo Machiavelli quote: “One must consider the final result.” I consider that to be one sweet robe, Niccolo.
Sorry, Marilyn Monroe never said this. It was a University of New Hampshire student who coined it. I wish I knew this before I got Marilyn’s face and the quote tattooed on me.
Creepy Hannibal Lector actually says, “Good Evening, Clarice.” Still polite.
The quote that is said in Shakespeare’s play “The Merchant of Venice” is “All that glisters is not gold.” Glisters was a 17th century synonym for “glitters.” As long as there is glitter involved. Gotta keep it fabulous.
This is just a shortened version of the William Congreve quote, “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned/Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.” The lesson here is not to piss off women.
While a fantastic writer, Mark Twain didn’t say this. People thought to have said this range from Benjamin Franklin to Edward Bullock to the IRS when they knocked on my door.
You wrong. Tarzan never said this to Jane. This just sounds like me on a first date.
Darth actually says, “No, I am your father.” Maury should get on this.
The closes thing Gandhi to this was “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.” Ask Ben Kingsley.
While you may have heard this in the film “Apollo 13,” no one on the actual crew said it. My personal trainer once said this to me before I blacked out.
Hey nerds, while Captain Kirk said different variations of this, he never says those exact words.
There is no record of Marie Antoinette ever saying these words, and it was actually French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rosseau who said it, saying “Let them eat brioche.” Brioche is bread. As long as someone is talking about food it’s all good.
WE’VE BEEN SAYING THESE QUOTES WRONG THE WHOLE TIME