Misquoted or misattributed [ edit ] "A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. The phrase is an alteration of one made by Jonathan Swift : Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it. The demon Mephistopheles in Doctor Faustus does, however, imply a similar idea by saying that losing his place in heaven makes him experience hell, by comparison, wherever he is: "Why this is hell, nor am I out of it.
I remove the safety from my Browning! This misattribution may date from the famous Frank Capra documentaries Why We Fight shown to American troops before shipping out. In fact, it is a line uttered by the character Thiemann in Act 1, Scene 1 of the play Schlageter, written by Hanns Johst. The association with Nazism is appropriate, as the play was first performed in April , in honor of Hitler 's birthday. Baldur von Schirach, head of the Hitlerjugend, delivered this sentence in a public speech, circa Notes: It is possible that this is actually a rather more felicitous phrase in translation than it is in the original.
Both the original German and this English translation were juxtaposed by Howard Thomas in his review of an article by Nicholas H. Additionally it should be noted that a Browning most likely the M High-Power is not a revolver, but a magazine-fed semi-automatic pistol. However, at the time, the word "Browning" was used to refer to any pistol, much as "Colt" is used for any revolver in westerns. Luke Skywalker: He told me enough! He told me you killed him! Darth Vader: No. I am your father. Luke Skywalker: No That's impossible! Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink. Martin's book series 'A Song of Ice and Fire' , but never in the series does he say the two phrases sequentially.
This quote is a pastiche of the various lines delivered by villains. Some villains would come close to uttering the line but would substitute "meddlers" or "blasted kids" or some variation. Some villains would use the "meddling kids" part but only a part of the rest of the line. Many villains remained silent upon arrest. Frequent use of such a quote first began to appear in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo , where in almost every episode, the villains being arrested would say it, but refer to the gang as "pesky kids," rather than meddling.
The "meddling" variation did begin to get used and parodied frequently in newer productions such as the direct-to-video movies, What's New, Scooby-Doo? The phrase appears in Thich Nhat Hanh's writings; but it also appears in a volume of US Senate hearings from , when Thich Nhat Hanh had not yet been ordained as a monk. The Things We Call Home. The Road. On The Ropes. Blue Besides. Let those wings go to rust. Golden Child.
Not hard to talk to, is she? Yeah, she makes it easy she looks like what you wanna hear I used to need that from you to make me feel like something special standing back stage with a guitar and a beer. The Handbook. The Only Eyes. Back Row. Useless Memories. Holding onto broken dishes, birthday candles and their wishes gathering dust on the window sill Flowers dying on the front porch faded as the dress you once wore hanging in the closet still.
Does your key unlock the door? Like it did all those years when your foot steps kissed this floor Do your fingers know the chords to every song you wrote here? Piece of Heaven. Do you remember that oil man? Hallelujah Leonard Cohen. Well it goes like this: the fourth, the fifth The minor fall and the major lift The baffled king composing Hallelujah. Your faith was strong but you needed proof You saw her bathing on the roof Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you She tied you to her kitchen chair She broke your throne and she cut your hair And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah.
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But remember when I moved in you And the holy dove was moving too And every breath we drew was Hallelujah. I just wanna make you smile. Cause I fell just like all the rest. I was too broke down to fly. Take a chance on me Daddy, this may be all we got. The night be black and the road may be long. Your voice may crack and it all sounds wrong. Now taste those tears.
It seems your luck has all been shot. No use asking why. But sooner or later we all have to try. All You Ever. Everything you ever tried to be was just a fantasy.
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All you ever needed was someone to tell you you were right. And all you ever wanted was to put off some of your own light.
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There you are, singing Desperado in the car at night. There you are, with everybody looking up at you. Me Oh My. I had a baby but the good lord took her. She was an angel but her wings were crooked. I guess he figured he could love her better than me. Some girls marry and some girls wait. Some do better without that ball and chain…singing… Oh me, Oh my tell me it gets easier with time. With the way you drink and the brows you raise. You can bet they wonder how the bills get paid, when you dance all night and you sleep all day. Girl when you gonna settle down, and make your mama proud?
Oh no, not now. They say the good times go too fast. Edge of the Frame. And you make a scene, you get your picture in a magazine. Why you make a beggar out of your best friend. Oh heaven knows, you love to dress me up in ribbons and bows. I go to get myself a coffee and everybody stares at me. They know you treat me awful mean. When the mailman brings the letters he tries to talk some sense to me. I tell myself over and over I should be getting out of here. So listen Honey and believe me, cause this is all I got to say… Anyone would have to be a fool to love you like I do.
Hearts of Men. He was forty-six with the wife and the kids and the job with the suit and the tie.
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Oh but I, I wanna be your child again. I wanna remember when everything was new. The author wants to affect the way people think of her. The author wants to make people jealous of him or his life. The author is feeling lonely and wants Facebook to make it better. This is the least heinous of the five—but seeing a lonely person acting lonely on Facebook makes me and everyone else sad.
Facebook is infested with these five motivations—other than a few really saintly people, most people I know, myself certainly included, are guilty of at least some of this nonsense here and there. Bragging is such a staple of unfortunate Facebook behavior, it needs to be broken into three subsections:. Somewhere in the middle would be you calculatingly crafting your words as part of an unendearing and transparent campaign to make people see you in a certain way. On the other hand, they have the same exact core motivations as the blatant braggers and looking at these examples actually makes the first group seem almost lovable in comparison.
The image-crafting and jealousy-inducing motives here are transparent. But really? The fun part of these is watching the inevitable comments and then watching how the author responds to them, if at all.
This process slots the author into one of four sub-categories:. What are you looking for here? Off to the gym, then class reading. I really want to get to the bottom of this. At some point between leaving work and arriving at the gym, you had an impulse to take out your phone and type this status. Then you put your phone away. Tell me what was accomplished. A weird part of the life of a major celebrity is that people are obsessed with everything about them, even their blue territory. My grandmother aside, there is no good reason to ever do this.
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That kind of malice is so extreme it crosses over the far line and becomes awesome. I refuse to believe you feel a genuine outpouring of love for your Facebook friends. Hug me! I am one who knows the secrets of life—allow me to teach you so that you too can one day find enlightenment.