Carl Van Doren Quote

The most familiar quotations are the most likely to be misquoted. Some misquotations are still variable, some have settled down to false versions that have obscured the true ones. They have passed over from literature into speech.


As quoted in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (1941) by Alice Mary Smyth, p. vii

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The most familiar quotations are the most likely to be misquoted. Some misquotations are still variable, some have settled down to false versions...

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The most familiar quotations are the most likely to be misquoted. Some misquotations are still variable, some have settled down to false versions...

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The most familiar quotations are the most likely to be misquoted. Some misquotations are still variable, some have settled down to false versions...

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The most familiar quotations are the most likely to be misquoted. Some misquotations are still variable, some have settled down to false versions...