6 times Pinterest quotes just got it so wrong

Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.

Sometimes people lie, or have no clue what they’re talking about. Most of the time it’s the latter.



Nelson Mandela did not say this. The quote is from American author Marianne Williamson’s 1992 book, “A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles.” People said that that Mandela alluded to this quote in a speech but no evidence has been found.


There is no record that Drake ever said this in an interview or in any of his song lyrics.


Although C.S. Lewis did write this, it was a summary of an argument made by Christina theologian Saint Augustine. C.S. Lewis actually argued against it.



I’m not sure Marilyn Monroe would ever say things “live it up,” or “avoid the drama.” But it was 1960s, so ya know, anything goes, even anachronisms.


She also never said this.

This quote was actually in an article written by American historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich about puritan funerals. The quote became so famous she wrote a book titled after the quote.



William Shakespeare never wrote this.

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