goodreads Quotation (mis)Attribution Quiz

The folks at goodreads love to pollute the Internet with dubiously-sourced quotes from various people. I looked into 21 of their top quotes to see if the person the quote is ascribed to actually said it or was the first to say it. Click below to see if you know who said what and when.

Lincoln

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

“So many books, so little time.”

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”

“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend”

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

Dr. Seuss, Marilyn Monroe, Oscar Wilde, Albert Einstein, Bernard M. Baruch, William W. Purkey, Dr. Seuss, Marcus Tullius Cicero, Frank Zappa, Mae West, Mahatma Gandhi, Robert Frost, Albert Camus, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Elbert Hubbard, Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King Jr.

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