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Old 10-28-2008, 01:16 AM
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Thought I'd jump in with another unattributed quote.

'Jam tomorrow and jam yesterday - but never jam today' is a Lewis Carroll quote from Through the Looking Glass.

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`The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday -- but never jam
today.'
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:56 AM
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Question What the

That seems to be quite a contradiction, since yesterday's jam was today's jam yesterday, and tomorrow's jam will be today's jam tomorrow. But such contradiction seemed to be the rule for many of the characters of Wonderland, and the intention of Lewis Carroll. Here's a quote that I've encountered on this site that seems to contradict:

"Love conquers all, but if love doesn't do it, try hard work "
Unattributed

If love conquers all, then naturally there would be no instances where "love doesn't do it." Unlike Lewis Carroll, this quote seems to be poorly said unintentionally. That's probably why it's unattributed--s/he doesn't seem to have been a great thinker. Can anyone else contribute to this thread a contradictory quote they have seen on this site?

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Old 11-10-2008, 12:35 AM
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Question Huh

Take a look at this misattribution I just found:

"Source: Pope John Paul XXIII"



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Old 11-13-2008, 04:13 AM
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Question Misquote

And how about this one:

"Whoever said Marriage is a 5-5 proposition laid the foundation for more divorce fees than any other short sentence in our language."
— Austin Elliot



No wonder there are so many divorces. People are really slacking off if all they give is 5 instead of 50.



I definitely don't want a spouse who will just give me five.
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:30 PM
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"Dream the impossible dream, Fight the unbeatable foe, Strive with your last ounce of courage To reach the unreachable star. "

This was listed as unattributed, isn't it by Cervantes or is it lyrics from Man of La Mancha? Then it should be attributed to Joe Darion. Just wondering...
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This seems to be a paraphrase of the actual lyrics to the song from "Man of La Mancha." I found two sites that that actually have the same wording as does Stephen's quote. One is someone's myspace personal page and the other is a quote site that does attribute it to Joe Darion, but makes no reference to the musical and no mention that it's from a song.

http://quotationsbook.com/quote/11539/

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Old 01-01-2009, 03:22 AM
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It says right on the picture, "lyrics by Joe Darion." Implying a song. Thanks for finding it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Darion
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:26 AM
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Default Unattributed

When in charge ponder. When in trouble delegate. When in doubt mumble.

At least two sites attribute this to James H. Boren.
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Here's one that hits all the bases - it's a sentence fragment, "unattributed" although written by F Scott Fitzgerald, and it has several interesting letter patterns (millimeter isn't in the terrific word list cited by maradnu at http://fiziwig.com/crypto/pword.txt)

Quote:
"Her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower. "
— Unattributed
It's from Tender Is the Night:
Quote:
It took him a moment to respond to the unguarded sweetness of her smile, her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower.
I find the quotes to be thought-provoking sometimes, and it can be educational to know who wrote them. I was motivated to look up Eric Hoffer (who I had never heard of) after seeing a quote from him. It was a sentence or two from this (I don't remember exactly):

Quote:
There is in us a tendency to locate the shaping forces of our existence outside ourselves. Success and failure are unavoidably related in our minds with the state of things around us. Hence it is that people with a sense of fulfillment think it a good world and would like to conserve it as it is, while the frustrated favor radical change. The tendency to look for all causes outside ourselves persists even when it is clear that our state of being is the product of personal qualities such as ability, character, appearance, health and so on.
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