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Famous Quotes – Wrong people

December 7, 2012

I wanted to share a very clever and funny practise of taking famous quotes/lyrics etc and attributing it to another famous person that would suit it. I first read this on the aggregate website,  from which I selected those that I thought were the most interesting. Here is an example

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Lee Harvey Oswald (sniper who assassinated John F Kennedy)

Actually said by Wayne Gretzky, Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach.

Here are some more

“Children are the world’s most valuable resource.” – Kony (The Ugandan warlord who infamously recruited child soldiers)

Originally said by John F. Kennedy the 35th president of The United States.

“I’ll be back” – Jesus

A movie line from the movie Terminator spoken by the actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Adolf Hitler

Spoken by Mahatma Gandhi the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism who was employing non-violent civil disobedience

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Osama Bin Laden

Originally said by Margaret Meadan American cultural anthropologist.

“Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country” – Kim Jong Ill

John F Kennedy’s famous line in his inaugural speech.

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Josef Mengele (a German SS officer and a physician in the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz)

Originally said by Ralph Waldo Emerson, an American essayist, lecturer, and poet

8 Comments leave one →
  1. December 7, 2012 11:38 am

    Clever idea, I like it.

  2. December 7, 2012 4:14 pm

    Made me laugh! 🙂

  3. Roger Sumners permalink
    January 19, 2013 8:26 pm

    The final quote should have been attributed to Josef Mengele, who actually PERFORMED the experiments.

    Otherwise, this is great!

  4. Kingo Bingo permalink
    January 12, 2018 5:54 am

    And you really think that attributing a quotation about experimentation to Josef Mengele is funny.

  5. Kingo Bingo permalink
    January 12, 2018 5:55 am

    “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Josef Mengele

    You sound like an asshole.

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