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Misquotations are the only quotations that are never misquoted. - Virginia Woolf


A rose by any other name smells just as sweet
Correct quote: 'What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet.' [Romeo and Juliet] - William Shakespeare


Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him well
Correct quote: 'Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.' [Hamlet] - William Shakespeare


Beam me up, Scotty!
Closest correct quote: 'Beam me up, Mr. Scott.' - Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, 1986 Movie


Et tu, Brutus?
Correct quote: 'La., Et tu, Brute?' You too, Brutus? [Julius Caesar] - William Shakespeare


Excuse me while I kiss this guy
Correct quote: 'Excuse me while I kiss the sky.' [Purple Haze] - Jimi Hendrix


Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend me your ears [Julius Caesar] - William Shakespeare
Attributed to Julius Caesar, was actually said by Marc Antony.


Greed is good
Correct quote: 'The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works.' [Wall Street, 1987 Movie] - Michael Douglas


Hubble bubble, toil and trouble
Correct quote: 'Double double, toil and trouble.' [Macbeth] - William Shakespeare


I am not a crook
Correct quote: 'People have a right to know whether their President is a crook. Well, I'm NOT a crook.' [Watergate] - Richard Milhous Nixon


Just the facts, ma'am
Correct quotes: 'All we want are the facts, ma'am' and 'All we know are the facts, ma'am.' - Dragnet [Radio and Television Series]


Lead on, Macduff
Correct quote: 'Lay on, Macduff, and damned be him who first cries 'Hold! enough!' [Macbeth] - William Shakespeare


Luke, I am your father
Correct quote: 'No. I am your father.' [The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode V, 1980 Movie] - Darth Vader


Methinks the lady doth protest too much
Correct quote: 'The lady does protest too much, methinks.' [Hamlet] - William Shakespeare


Play it again, Sam
Correct quotes: 'You played it for her, you can play it for me. If she can stand it, I can! Play it!' [Casablanca, 1942 Movie] - Humphrey Bogart

and 'Play it once, Sam. For old times sake. Play As Time Goes By.' [Casablanca, 1942 Movie] - Ingrid Bergman


Religion is the opiate of the masses
Correct quote: 'Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.' - Karl Marx


The rest is science
Correct quote: 'The rest is silence.' [Hamlet] - William Shakespeare


To gild the lily
Correct quote: 'To gild refined gold, to paint the lily.' [The Life and Death of King John] - William Shakespeare


Why don't you come up and see me sometime?
Correct quote: 'Why don't you come up sometime and see me? [She Done Him Wrong, 1933 Movie] - Mae West