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Why It’s Easy to Confuse Eleanor Roosevelt and Jimmy Buffett

Trump press secretary and SMU grad Hope Hicks apparently misattributed an Eleanor Roosevelt quote to Jimmy Buffett in her senior yearbook. The quote: “The future belongs to those who believe in the power of their dreams.” I won't judge. I have witnessed many reputable journalists fall prey to the limitless multiplication of false Mark Twain posts on the internet. See if you can tell who said the following.
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GQ's Olivia Nuzzi sits down with Donald Trump to talk about Hope Hicks. In front of Hicks.
GQ’s Olivia Nuzzi sat down with Donald Trump to talk about Hope Hicks. In front of Hicks.

Trump press secretary and SMU grad Hope Hicks apparently misattributed an Eleanor Roosevelt quote to Jimmy Buffett in her senior yearbook. The quote: “The future belongs to those who believe in the power of their dreams.” I won’t judge. I have witnessed many reputable journalists fall prey to the limitless multiplication of false Mark Twain posts on the internet. See if you can figure out which one said the following.

1) “If we weren’t all crazy, we’d just go insane.”

2) “Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.”

3) “It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.”

4) “Indecision may or may not be my problem.”

5) “If life gives you limes, make margaritas.”

6) “We are the people our parents warned us about.”

7) “Women are like teabags. You don’t know how strong they are until you put them in hot water.”

8) “Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don’t know and I don’t care.”

Answer key: Eleanor, 2, 3, 7; Jimmy, 1, 4, 5, 6, 8

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