The Big List of Famous Misquotes. Famous Quotes, False Quotes, Misquotes, and Mis-attributed quotes This post is inspired by a skit John Oliver did recently on his show, Last Week Tonight about famous quotes. I have been meaning to write this for months and I could not find enough famous quotes to fill the post. In my search for accuracy in writing my posts, I have found a number of famous quotes that I thought were accurate, but when I looked them up, there was no record of the person ever saying it. To make matters worse, the internet is rife with errors, that anyone can find a picture of a famous person and add words to it and make it seem real to any reader.
When it comes to famous quotes, there are many types of errors that appear all over the internet. Most of these quotes fall into three categories: False Quotes – Famous quotes that were not actually said by the person being quoted. The obvious problem is the internet is both a place for people to have fun as well as a place for people to do research. Buddha Jesus.