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I Hate Incorrect Quotes

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    The Exception Proves The Rule

    People QUOTE this correctly, but totally misunderstand the meaning these days. They use it as if something that breaks a rule proves that the rule exists. Just the opposite -- the exception DISPROVES the rule. The confusion comes because the quote uses the word "prove"...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M Nov 18, 2009

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    "music Hath Charms..."

    I love this one -- even a couple of the internet quote sites have it wrong. People tend to say "Music hath charms to sooth the savage BEAST" -- worked well in the Bugs Bunny cartoon anyway. But the original is... "Music hath charms to sooth the savage BREAST, to...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M Oct 29, 2009

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    Better To Reign In Hell, Than To Serve In Heaven.

    This is often quoted correctly, but misused terribly.When cast from Heaven to Hell, Lucifer goes on a in a speech talking to himself.Farewel happy FieldsWhere Joy for ever dwells: Hail horrours, hail Infernal world, and thou profoundest HellReceive thy new Possessor: One who...
    DarknessCalls DarknessCalls 41-45, T 2 Responses Jun 8, 2011

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    "gilding The Lily"

    No, you can't gild a lily -- the flower tends to wither. LOL The quote actually refers to the redundancy of gilding gold and PAINTING the lily. From KING JOHN To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M Oct 29, 2009

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    The Carrot And The Stick

    I don't think people misquote this so much as misunderstand it. Today's usage seems mainly to be, "I'll offer you the carrot, but if you don't take it I'll use the stick to whomp you into agreement." But I think the original fable deals with a man trying to get a...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 6 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    Everyone says no cutting. No self mutilation. No hurting yourself. They say it hurts them so much. Well I haven't cut and now I am getting more tired of all of this. My head hurts...
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    My 14 year old is mean. He has been mean since he was a tot. I have given him the world. He has had a life most kids dont get. He has had a better life then me or his mom. He hates...
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    This is maybe one of my favourite quotes ever! I used to be so scared of getting hurt, I suppose I still am but I guess that's the price you pay for living your life! If you don't...
    Sunshineandshowers89 Sunshineandshowers89 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    When surrounded by people, I feel suffocated, uncomfortable. I have never really been good at social events, I try to avoid them as well as possible; however, sometimes life calls...
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    My mom is so ******* rude she won't stop making comments about my body. I'm not unhealthy but she says things that make me feel fat. I'm 15, 5'3" and 120... That's actually...
    Brokentobits Brokentobits 13-15, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I grew up in a noisy family. I hated when my parents argued with each other, with my siblings. Since I hated the fighting so much I appointed myself as the peacemaker in the family...
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I just get the dreadful feeling that everyone hates me, I feel like they all are ignoring me or if they listen to me it's just them taking pity on me. I don't know why I feel this...
    ThePiggycorn ThePiggycorn 13-15, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I hate my boyfriend. I thought I would be able to love him again but I can't. He cheated and I can't forgive it. I wish I could hurt him the way he hurt me. I don't like being this...
    aquarius2383 aquarius2383 31-35, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I hate myself because I look like my dad, and most of the times and can't sleep at night because I worry too much that I end up being a worthless loser like he's always said, or...
    Elwreystingray Elwreystingray 22-25, M 15 hrs ago

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    lately the devil seems to be very busy in my life! it seems the closer I get to my goal the busier he gets! or is this my God telling me this is not for me? I'm so confused I...
    LadyHeyward LadyHeyward 41-45, F 15 hrs ago

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    I look exactly like my father to the point were people think we are twins, and I hate it so much. My father is a terrible person and has been my whole life. He emotionally and...
    Elwreystingray Elwreystingray 22-25, M 15 hrs ago

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    I hate clingy people anywhere. I have this 54 year old man trying to be up my *** and I can't stand it. I go outside he goes outside. I go inside he goes inside. Like he trying to...
    ladyblue33 ladyblue33 36-40, F 15 hrs ago

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    I hate having to do everything on my own. I hate having to ask friends to help me move. I hate never having a plus one to weddings or a date to the company Christmas party. I...
    kitkat0216 kitkat0216 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    It makes me feel so good to know that the guy I'm dating's daughter thinks of him as a Racist/ Bigot. It's just appalling to hear someone say such bad things to your face; just to...
    Am3917 Am3917 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    "CERTAIN WORDS YOU UTTER TO OTHERS FROM YOUR MOUTH ARE THE PEBBLES THAT GATHER. OVER TIME, YOU WILL REALIZE THAT AS THIS WORD OR SECRET IS PASSED ON, IT BECOMES A SEDIMENTED ROCK...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    "Music Can Tell A Story, Listen To It". "Haters Actually Love You So EVERYONE Loves Me" "Live Your Life". "When Your On One Mountain and There's No Bridge To The Next One, Spread...
    Swagonfleek Swagonfleek 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Hello Everyone -- I came across this site when I googled "I hate my family" so I figured I'd give it a shot to hopefully find other people who can relate. I am so sad lately...
    hifuckedupworld hifuckedupworld 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    words, words, words... to mashup the bard...and mangle a few good quotes... 'sound and fury signifying nothing' i want to write how i feel. and i do so.....endlessly. the never...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    I love finding out complete quotes people have cut off or altered for their own purposes, when the original often have the complete opposite (and better imo) meaning. "Curiosity...
    Atmosfaerie Atmosfaerie 22-25, T 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hate the words you spoke I hate the way you hold yourself I hate your scent of cigarette smoke I hate how you acted you never helped I hope bad karma comes your way I hope...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    In some of the hardest times in life, I love to find quotes that give me a little reassurance and hope to get through the day! A few positive words can make all the difference!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    "I reject your reality & substitute my own!" Adam Savage,Mythbusters,from the "Chicken Gun episode.1 of the best quotes ever.Mythbusters have the best job ever,LOL.
    AllGhostsToastToast AllGhostsToastToast 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    To err is human, to forgive, divine. Humans aren't machines... they have souls, feelings. They live, they die, they love, they hate... And yes, they even make mistakes
    kite0404 kite0404 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Five quotes from the movie The Thin Red Line [1998] based on the novel by James Jones. Private Edward P. Train: What's this war in the heart of nature? Why does nature vie with...
    BlueWerewolf BlueWerewolf 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I hate everything about her, i never experienced this feeling of extreme loathing towards someone but i do. I hate how ****** she treats me, i hate how ******* ridiculous she is, i...
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's one of these nights again.I hate myself.I hate everything about myself, everything that is in my life and everything that is not.I hate perfect people and those lucky enough...
    yeniC yeniC 18-21, F a week ago

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    I hate the way my shirt clings to every protruding lump, I hate the way my *** strains to get free from the confines of my ever shrinking jeans, I hate the way I have to avert my...
    greeneyedmomma greeneyedmomma 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    It's just so upsetting. Especially when you're in the middle of an argument, and you have this amazing point to make, and you feel good about what you've written; so you press send...
    waywardgirl98 waywardgirl98 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    "I hate men who smell like beer and bean dip... and makin' love in the back of recreational vehicles!"
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F Aug 21

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    I am the oldest, and my family hates me. I have 2 younger brothers, and 1 younger siblings. My parents hate all of us, and all my siblings hate each other. Our family is basically...
    LolaTavir98 LolaTavir98 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    It is very important that you understand the true innocence of all feelings, for each of them, if left alone and followed, will lead you back to the reality of love . -In their...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I hate myself. I hate the way I look. I hate my shy personality. I hate that I can never speak my mind. I hate the way my life is turning out. I hate how I'm constantly thinking...
    Hammer2222 Hammer2222 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I just hate hate hate hate Summer Breeze by Seals and Croft. Wanna torture me? Play that f'ing song - HATE IT!!!
    MsAnnieMack MsAnnieMack 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Love...Love until you hate. Then learn to hate your love. Then forgive you hate for loving it. "Adult World"
    kiki2016 kiki2016 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I never admitted this to myself. I'm afraid of being abandoned. I'm super sensitive to ridicule and humiliation. I hate my parents. I wrote mom a letter when I was about 6-7...
    MentAl69noMAD MentAl69noMAD 18-21 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Now before anyone starts saying how I should be lucky that I have a father, hold up because there's a lot of valid reasons why I particularly hate him so much. When I was a...
    thatinnxcentgirl thatinnxcentgirl 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 16