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Famous non-quotation

A famous non-quotation is a well-known phrase attributed to someone who, in fact, did not say it.

It may not be known how these phrases came about, but when possible their type of origin is noted in this way:

A detailed explanation of each of these would be desirable, but it should go on the speaker's page, rather than on this page. That is, information about a mis-quote of Al Gore should be found under Al Gore.

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