Actual Quote: Durcher later claimed that what he said, referring to crosstown rivals the New York Giants, was: “Take a look at them. They’re all nice guys, but they’ll finish last. Nice guys. Finish last.” Pictured: Durocher (center), Dolph Camilli, and Lyn Lary at Ebbets Field in 1939.
Here, in hopes of setting the proverbial record straight, LIFE offers other famous quotes — both written and spoken — that, in fact, were never written nor spoken.
“The trouble with fiction is that it makes too much sense. Reality never makes sense. […] Fiction has unity, fiction has style. Facts possess neither. In the raw, existence is always one damned thing after another…”—Aldous Huxley, The Genius and the Goddess (via itonaim)