You know that feeling when you see a quote, and you're just 100 percent certain about who said it? Well, you won't find that here.
It's important to recognize that the way people are represented in the media, and the way their views are supposed to be fully concrete, isn't usually completely and wholly accurate. To prove it, we've compiled 10 quotes where the source of that quote will be an absolute surprise. Share any others you have with us in the comments!
"I wasn't 100% sober."
Who is that? Justin Bieber? Your 16-year-old son? An intoxicated driver conversing with a police officer? Nope, it's Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, talking about her experience at this year's State of the Union address.
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."
These must be the wise words of one of our most esteemed comedians. Steve Martin? Kevin Hart? Aziz Ansari? Or... Mahatma Gandhi.
"If somebody's gonna smoke a joint in their house and not do anybody else any harm, then perhaps there are other things that our cops should be looking at."
"I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races…I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race."
Which white supremacist said this? Was it Hitler? Or Tom Metzger? Or a leader of the KKK? Or... Was it the man who ended slavery: Abraham Lincoln.
"I love you as one loves another person whom one simply cannot do without. You give my life purpose, and maybe that's enough. Because that's just about the greatest gift one friend can give another."
Shakespeare. Or Stewie Griffin.
"If you admire somebody you should go ahead and tell them."
Only a loving, selfless person would say something like this. Yes, it was Kanye West!
"What the news is feeding us is so different from what is happening."
A true political critic the likes of Michael Moore or Jon Stewart could only offer such a poignant and concise thought. Or, the porn star Jenna Jameson.
"I keep hearing this thing that guns don't kill people, but people kill people. If that's the case, why do we give people guns when they go to war? Why not just send the people?"
A profound statement from a wise political veteran of — oh, no, that was just Ozzy Osbourne.
“What I believe is that marriage is between a man and a woman. What I believe, in my faith, is that a man and a woman, when they get married, are performing something before God, and it’s not simply the two persons who are meeting."
Which right-wing, religious political candidate made this homophobic comment? In 2015, he is one of the LGBT community's best friends: Barack Obama.
"Hey, listen. You try concentrating with Mitt Romney smiling at you. That is one handsome dude."
Surely this must have come from Mrs. Romney, or Sarah Palin, or even a die-hard Republican who has no shame admitting their attraction to Mitt Romney. Right? Nope. It was actually the extremely religious, anti-gay marriage soon-to-be-Presidential candidate Rick Perry.
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