Misquote a famous line

“I’ve flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I’ve seen things a jailhouse mattress hasn’t seen.”

I’m trying to think of one.
I’ll return later.

Does an actually oft-misquoted famous line count, or does that violate the spirit of the game?

“Money is the root of all evil.”

Arrrghh. Tell that to someone trying to scrape up their monthly rent or mortgage payment.

The actual line, from 1 Timothy 6:10, KJV is:

"For the love of money is the root of all evil."

But tasty, what toppings on yonder pizza lie? It is a feast, and pepperoni is the star.

You can get plenty of these from the Incorrect Quote Generator.

I put in “George Washington” and got

George Washington: I like to play this game called nap roulette. I take a nap and don’t set an alarm. Will it be 20 min or 4 hours? Nobody knows. It’s risky and I like it.

May the forks be with you. Always.

Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes right to the bone.

“Speak softly and carry a big donut.”
― Theodore Roosevelt

“God help those who I catch helping themselves!” – Benj. Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac


“weeny, weedy, weaky” - Sellar and Yeatman in 1066 and all that

“Veni, Vidi, Visa” – “I came, I saw, I charged it”


Ego Pluribus Unum - the motto on Trump’s money

That’s one small step for man, one giant bleep for mankind.

“Use the fork, Luce!”

“A man’s reach should exceed his grasp, oh what the heaven for?”

Apologies to Robert Browning. The friend who coined that one also came up with:

“Hail to thee, Bysshe spirit, by Percy Blithe Shelley.”

A very funny book about British history called 1066 & All That has a section about getting the Alfreds and the Arthurs of UK history all mixed up, thus “The Morte d’Alfred by Arthur Lord Tennyson.”

“I won’t join any club”

— Woody Allen

Frankly, my dear, I’m gonna build a damn.

The Latin is Radix malorum est cupiditas or “Cupid eats radishes and apples.”

Does a misquote – that was actually a quote – count?

If so, I offer this one, attributed to Mae West:

"A hard man is good to find."


Friends, Romans, countrymen, send me your eats.

Carpe mañana!