Famous Quotes You've Been Getting All Wrong

Sage advice tends to become distorted as it's passed down from greeting card to greeting card. People exaggerate, quotes are misattributed, historical context is lost. When you add your favorite quote to your Tinder profile, you may be expressing the exact opposite of what the source intended.

That doesn't mean you have to stop living by your favorite mantras - no one has the right to keep you from living, laughing, nor loving - but it's important to honor their original sources and intentions.

Here are a few famous quotes that are worth a second look:


Wear sunscreen. Kurt Vonnegut We all know the Vonnegut commencement speech that inspired the Baz Luhrman song, right? It was actually a 1997 column bySource


I vant to suck your blood! Dracula In the 1931 movie, Dracula just straight-up never says it! The closest he comes and - it's also unnecessarily creepSource


OW Those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter. Dr. Seuss Sometimes attributed to Sir Mark Young, sometimes to Bernard Baruch. In botSource


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Lucy! You got some 'splainin' to do!! Ricky Ricardo Ricky asked Lucy to 'splain plenty of things, but he never actually said this particular catchphraSource


What's the deal with airline food?? Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld never earnestly began a joke that way. The two times he said it once on an SNL gameshow skSource


I PITY THE FOOL B. A. Baracus Sure, Mr. T said it all the time but I never in an episode of The A-Team. CRACKED.COM Source


May the Force be with you. Obi-Wan Kenobi It's actually first said by General Jan Dodonna before the mission to destroy the Death Star, and later popuSource