This is a discussion on When to quote, who to quote, how to quote within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by oakchas NO... But taken out of context, it can appear to be a truth that was never intended. Thank you...
"The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that you can never tell if they are genuine."
"Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet."
-General James Mattis, USMC
If you quote, you should also reference!
Very true and we need be aware of that. On the other hand though we have people who will totally discount the content of a quote solely because of who it was that originally said it. Two extremes that reasonable folks have to watch out for.
I got into a HUGE argument with someone on FB, that really started out more as good natured ribbing on my end, over this Ghandi quote.
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
It gets thrown around about pets. It's not about pets, and was not an original thought by Ghandi either. IIRC, the original writing was by a guy that was a hard core Vegetarian and it was specifically referencing EATING animals. And to be perfectly honest, I had no idea until it got kind of heated and I started digging around about the quote. And I also did not know she was a vegetarian. It did not end well, lol.
I prefer to live dangerously free than safely caged!
"Our houses are protected by the good Lord and a gun. And you might meet 'em both if you show up here not welcome son." Josh Thompson "Way Out Here"
Taking a quote out of context?????
This IS the political season is it not?
I thought that was a prerequisite to writing a political ad was to take the opponents words and find the select few that make you sound better when uttered totally out of contexts.
Keep in mind, this is just the thought of one who's not sure what percent he is anymore.
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