Douglas Bailey (trystero) wrote,
Douglas Bailey

No cake?

Interesting article in The Times today on famous quotations which were made up or misattributed — including Marie Antoinette's "Let them eat cake" (Qu'ils mangent de la brioche).

I knew that Hermann Göring never actually said, "When I hear the word 'culture', I reach for my revolver." But most of the others are news to me.
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