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When to quote, who to quote, how to quote

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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by oakchas View Post
    NO... But taken out of context, it can appear to be a truth that was never intended.
    Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by sigs View Post
    The most misquoted, taken out context written word is the Holy Bible. Too many instances to start listing here but an easy one is, "God helps those who help themselves."
    I believe that was Benjamin Franklin
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    "The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that you can never tell if they are genuine."

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittypat21 View Post
    "The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that you can never tell if they are genuine."

    -Abraham Lincoln
    +1. Clearly Lincoln was referring to internet FORUMS, not the entire internet.

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    If you quote, you should also reference!
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    Originally Posted by mlr1m
    If a man says something that is true does the character of the man somehow make it less true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oakchas View Post
    NO... But taken out of context, it can appear to be a truth that was never intended.
    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.

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    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.
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    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NC Bullseye View Post
    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.
    I'm not sure what you're referring to, are you implying that politicians lie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAm_Not_Lost View Post
    I'm not sure what you're referring to, are you implying that politicians lie?
    Absolutely. If not outright lying, then fudging the numbers, lifting the portion of other quotes/facts that most suit the point they're trying to make ... aka, spin. It's the season of the sound byte, particularly ones taken out of context. Sadly, it's largely what politicking has become.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RKflorida View Post
    That's not out of context, it is a fabrication. A classic example of the Bible being taken out of context is, "Judge not, lest ye be judged." The sinners all know this one, but the context applies to hypocrisy.
    I agree it is not out of context, it is a misquote (i.e. fabrication).

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