History Quotes / ArtisticLicenseHistory

22nd Jun '16 12:00:23 PM JulianLapostat
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->''The ‘historical novel’ is, for me, condemned...to a fatal cheapness, for the simple reason that the difficulty of the job is inordinate...You may multiply the little facts that may be got from pictures and documents, relics and prints, as much as you like -– the real thing is almost impossible to do, and in its essence the whole effect is as naught: I mean the invention, the representation of the old CONSCIOUSNESS, the soul, the sense, the horizon, the vision of individuals in whose mind half the things that make ours, that make the modern world, were non-existent. You have to think with your modern apparatus a man, a woman or rather fifty – whose own thinking was intensely otherwise conditioned, you have to simplify back by an amazing tour de force – and even then it’s all humbug.''
-->-- '''Creator/HenryJames''', ''Letter to Sarah Orne Jewett'', about her historical novel, ''The Tory Lover''.
31st May '16 6:45:03 AM Doug86
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->'''Jeremy''': Can't we just play a football match. Like how England beat Germany for the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne First World War]].

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->'''Jeremy''': Can't we just play a football match. Like how England beat Germany for the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI First World War]].
13th Jul '15 5:35:42 AM LahmacunKebab
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--> -- '''Music/JonLajoie''', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbAJivTHPoQ WTF Collective 2]]

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--> -- '''Music/JonLajoie''', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbAJivTHPoQ WTF Collective 2]]
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6th Jun '15 4:10:05 AM harryhenry
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-->-- '''Frank Heffley''', ''DiaryOfAWimpyKid''

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-->-- '''Frank Heffley''', ''DiaryOfAWimpyKid''
''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid''
14th May '15 4:25:21 AM Pinokio
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--> -- '''Music/JonLajoie''', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbAJivTHPoQ WTF Collective 2]]

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--> -- '''Music/JonLajoie''', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbAJivTHPoQ WTF Collective 2]]2]]

-> Our Historical Accuracy Policy
-> We don't have one. This game is not intended to teach the history of our country nor its possible future. Please don't get into an argument at school or at a party and say, "Well, LucasArts says that John Hancock wrote his name big because it impressed girls." We're both going to look silly.
--> -- ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'', [[http://www.lucasstyle.com/maniaczombies/images/dottmanual.jpg Manual]]
21st Sep '14 11:02:40 PM LucaEarlgrey
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->"VideoGame/{{Genji}} 2 ''is an action game which is based on Japanese history. Being based on history, the stages of the game will also be based on famous battles which actually took place in ancient Japan. So, here's this GiantEnemyCrab...''"

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->"VideoGame/{{Genji}} 2 ''is an action game which is based on Japanese history. Being based on history, the stages of the game will also be based on famous battles which actually took place in ancient Japan. ''[...]'' So, here's this GiantEnemyCrab...''"
17th Jul '14 12:47:13 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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-->-- '''RogerEbert'''

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-->-- '''RogerEbert'''
'''Creator/RogerEbert'''



->''"The 18th century was a time of rapid innovation; in the space of a single year, the two-storey building, the stage play, America, and the rocket launcher were all invented by the same man: Shakespearicles, the strongest writer who ever lived. Despite his powerful grasp of language and the ability to bench press 700 British pounds, several inventions eluded his iron grip—most tragically among them, stairs. For the next three hundred years, people who needed to get to the second floor used the only method available to them: shooting a rocket launcher at their feet. Yes, it was ridiculous, crippling, and awful, but what are you going to do? Not go to the second floor? That’s where your bed is.''
->''Luckily, in 1857, a young bearded inventor named President Abraham Lincoln stumbled upon the answer: stairs. Unluckily, he never grasped the full import of his own invention, and died attempting to rocket jump up the world’s first staircase in his laboratory at Ford’s Theater. Horrified by this tragedy, mankind agreed never to invent anything again, turning its many scientists and scholars to that most noble endeavor, astrology.''
->''It would not be until 1921 when hotheaded Pisces Franklin D Roosevelt, languishing in a hospital after losing both of his legs in a rocket-jumping accident, stumbled upon Lincoln’s notes and perfected the modern staircase, freeing people from the tyranny of the second floor as Lincoln intended."''

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->''"The 18th century was a time of rapid innovation; in the space of a single year, the two-storey building, the stage play, America, and the rocket launcher were all invented by the same man: Shakespearicles, the strongest writer who ever lived. Despite his powerful grasp of language and the ability to bench press 700 British pounds, several inventions eluded his iron grip—most grip - most tragically among them, stairs. For the next three hundred years, people who needed to get to the second floor used the only method available to them: shooting a rocket launcher at their feet. Yes, it was ridiculous, crippling, and awful, but what are you going to do? Not go to the second floor? That’s That's where your bed is.''
->''Luckily, in 1857, a young bearded inventor named President Abraham Lincoln stumbled upon the answer: stairs. Unluckily, he never grasped the full import of his own invention, and died attempting to rocket jump up the world’s world's first staircase in his laboratory at Ford’s Ford's Theater. Horrified by this tragedy, mankind agreed never to invent anything again, turning its many scientists and scholars to that most noble endeavor, astrology.''
->''It would not be until 1921 when hotheaded Pisces Franklin D Roosevelt, languishing in a hospital after losing both of his legs in a rocket-jumping accident, stumbled upon Lincoln’s Lincoln's notes and perfected the modern staircase, freeing people from the tyranny of the second floor as Lincoln intended."''
1st Jul '14 11:10:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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--> -- '''JonLajoie''', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbAJivTHPoQ WTF Collective 2]]

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--> -- '''JonLajoie''', '''Music/JonLajoie''', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbAJivTHPoQ WTF Collective 2]]
17th Jan '14 12:28:19 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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->''"Did that stop AbrahamLincoln when he was outnumbered by the Redcoats on the D-Day? No. And when [[Music/LedZeppelin John Paul Jones]] and [[Music/TheBeatles Ringo]] ran out of tea in Boston, did that stop them from throwing their party? Of course not. Yes, my friends. I, [[TheJeffersons like]] UsefulNotes/{{George|Washington}} [[UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson Jefferson]] before me, cannot tell a lie."''

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->''"Did that stop AbrahamLincoln UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln when he was outnumbered by the Redcoats on the D-Day? No. And when [[Music/LedZeppelin John Paul Jones]] and [[Music/TheBeatles Ringo]] ran out of tea in Boston, did that stop them from throwing their party? Of course not. Yes, my friends. I, [[TheJeffersons like]] UsefulNotes/{{George|Washington}} [[UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson Jefferson]] before me, cannot tell a lie."''
11th Jan '14 12:46:54 PM LongLiveHumour
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->'''Jeremy''': Can't we just play a football match. Like how England beat Germany for the [[WorldWarOne First World War]].

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->'''Jeremy''': Can't we just play a football match. Like how England beat Germany for the [[WorldWarOne [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne First World War]].
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