These 8 Minutes Will Make You Forever Skeptical of Commonly Shared Quotes

by Andrea Stopa

Brace yourself. 

Gandhi never said, “be the change you want to see in the world.”  

I’ll give you a few minutes while you go peel the bumper sticker off of your car. 

That is just one of 50 commonly misused and misattributed quotes that author John Green forever ruins by telling us all the hard truth. For some, it might not matter exactly where the quotes came from because the words are still inspiring and provide us with mantras to live by, regardless of their exact origin or direct wording. But if you’re writing a speech, an article, or you just want to sound smart and be kind of a jerk to your friends (or enemies?) when they wrongly use these quotes, go ahead and watch this very informative vid: 

While you’re at it, you might also want to see if your grammar is lacking: 

You can also make sure you’re on your shit about accurate history: 

The smarts are just rushing in! BRB while I  go apply to be on Jeopardy. 

Thanks to Mental Floss website and YouTube 

Image via Mental Floss YouTube 


You may also like

Get the print magazine.

The best of BUST in your inbox!

Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter


About Us

Founded in 1993, BUST is the inclusive feminist lifestyle trailblazer offering a unique mix of humor, female-focused entertainment, uncensored personal stories, and candid reporting that tells the truth about women’s lives.

©2023 Street Media LLC.  All Right Reserved.