Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) Painter, scientist, engineer, inventor, etc.

Original quote

“Nessuna cosa ci inganna più del nostro giudizio.”

“There is nothing which deceives us as much as our own judgement.”

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga (1986 – ) Singer, songwriter, dancer and actress

Original quote

“Prejudice is a disease.”

Einstein
Einstein (1879 – 1955) Albert Einstein ➜ Father of motto E=mc²

Original quote

“What a funny time when it's easier to smash an atom than a prejudice!”

“Es ist schwieriger eine vorgefasste Meinung zu zertrümmern als ein Atom.”

 Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg (2003 –) Student who loves facts

Original quote

“I care about climate justice and the living planet. (...) In the year 2078, I will celebrate my 75th birthday. If I have children maybe they will spend that day with me. Maybe they will ask me about you. Maybe they will ask why you didn't do anything while there still was time to act. You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes.”

Hubert Reeves
Hubert Reeves (1932 – ) Peaceful astrophysicist

Original quote

“Tout se passe comme si nous menions une guerre contre la Nature... et nous savons que si nous gagnons, nous sommes perdus. Alors la question se pose: l'intelligence est-elle un cadeau empoisonné? Est-ce que c'était une bonne idée, pour la Nature, de nous avoir donné l'intelligence si cette intelligence devait nous éliminer?”

“Everything happens as if we were waging a war against Nature... and we know that if we win, we are lost. So the question arises: is intelligence a poisoned gift? Was it a good idea for Nature to have given us the intelligence if that intelligence would eliminate us?”

 Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford (1942 – ) 42nd President of the United States ➜ in a movie

Original quote

“Simply put: if we don't protect Nature, we can't protect ourselves.”

 Donald J. Trump
Donald J. Trump (1946 – ) 45th President of the United States

Original quote

“Sometimes you have to view things from a distance in order to see the real truth. It is America’s destiny to be at the forefront of humanity’s eternal quest for knowledge and to be the leader amongst nations on our adventure into the great unknown. And I could say the great and very beautiful unknown. Nothing more beautiful.”

 Barack Obama
Barack Obama (1961 - ) 44th President of the United States

Original quote

“That’s how America’s Founders intended our system to work – that through the testing of ideas and the application of reason and proof it would be possible to arrive at a basis for common ground. And I should add for this to work, we have to actually believe in an objective reality. (...) You have to believe in facts. Without facts, there is no basis for cooperation. If I say this is a podium and you say this is an elephant, it’s going to be hard for us to cooperate.”

Chris Hadfield
Chris Hadfield (1959 – ) A real "fact-checking player" floating in the real space

Original quote

“For here am I sitting in a tin can. Far above the world, planet Earth is round, and right now, I’ve no further doubt ♫.”

 Cohen
Cohen (1934 – 2016) Author, composer, singer, novelist and painter

Original quote

“There is a fact, a fact in everything, that's how the light gets in... ♫”

 Gouri Glogenflobish
 Gouri Glogenflobish (1960 - ) Famous musician from Eastern Europe

Original quote

“Lalala Güccigücci Güccigücci Päf Brelebeshre Heyhey ♫.”

“The Love of facts is the light of the heart to better divide the true from the true false ♫.”

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Theoretical physicist and father of the equation E=mc²

Original quote

“Eine neue Art von Denken ist notwendig, wenn die Menschheit weiterleben will.”

“A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move toward higher levels.”

Arnold H. Glasgow
Arnold H. Glasgow (1905 – 1998) Humor writer for Reader's Digest

Original quote

“The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.”

 Cook
Cook (1960 – ) Tim Cook ➜ CEO of Apple

Original quote

“We are going through this period of time right here where unfortunately some of the people that are winning on the internet are the people that spend their time trying to get the most clicks, not tell the most truth. It’s killing people’s minds in a way.”

 Orwell
Orwell (1903 – 1950) George Orwell ➜ Author of the global success "1984"

Original quote

“To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle.”

 Confucius
Confucius (-551 - -479) Chinese philosopher

Original quote

“Se peut-il qu’un homme soit moins sage qu'un oiseau ?”

“Could humans be less wise than birds?”

 Barack Obama
Barack Obama (1961 – ) 44th President of the United States

Original quote

“Yes we can! Yes we can! Yes we can!”

 Trololo
Trololo (1934 – 2012) Eduard Khil ➜ Baritone singer and whistler

Original quote

“♩♬ ♪ ♪ ♪♬ 🎶 ♪♪♪♪♪...♩🎶♫”

 McLuhan
McLuhan (1911 – 1980) Marshall McLuhan ➜ Father of the term "Global Village"

Original quote

“There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.”

 Suzuki
Suzuki (1936 – ) David Suzuki ➜ Geneticist and Nature activist

Original quote

“We must reinvent a future free of blinders so that we can choose from real options.”

 Chirac
Chirac (1932 – 2019) JACQUES CHIRAC ➜ President of France (1995 - 2007)

Original quote

“OUR HOUSE IS BURNING AND WE LOOK ELSEWHERE. Nature, mutilated and over-exploited, is no longer able to recover and we refuse to admit it. Humanity suffers. It suffers from underdevelopment, in both North and South, and we are indifferent. The earth and humanity are in peril and we are all responsible for it. It is time, I think, to open our eyes. → (Johannesburg, 2002)”

“NOTRE MAISON BRÛLE ET NOUS REGARDONS AILLEURS. La nature, mutilée, surexploitée, ne parvient plus à se reconstituer et nous refusons de l'admettre. L'humanité souffre. Elle souffre de mal-développement, au Nord comme au Sud, et nous sommes indifférents. La terre et l'humanité sont en péril et nous en sommes tous responsables. Il est temps, je crois, d'ouvrir les yeux. → (Johannesburg, 2002)”

 Lennon
Lennon (1940 – 1980) John Lennon wrote "Give Peace A Chance" in Montréal

Original quote

“Give Facts a Chance ? ♫”

 Berners-Lee
Berners-Lee (1955 - ) TIM BERNERS-LEE ➜ INVENTOR OF THE WEB IN 1989

Original quote

“THE WEB DOES NOT JUST CONNECT MACHINES, IT CONNECTS PEOPLE.”

 Annan
Annan (1938 – 2018) Kofi Annan → 2001 Nobel Peace Prize

Original quote

“It is ignorance, not knowledge, that makes enemies of men.”

 Averroes
Averroes (1126 – 1198) Philosopher, theologian, lawyer and doctor

Original quote

“Ignorance leads to fear, fear leads to hate, and hate leads to violence. This is the equation.”

 JFK
JFK (1917 – 1963) John F. Kennedy ➜ 35th President of the United States

Original quote

“Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”

 Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton (1642 – 1727) Author of the theory of universal gravitation

Original quote

“Ne tenez pour certain que ce qui est démontré.”

 Euripides
Euripides (-480 – -406) Tragedian

Original quote

“Aucun de nous ne sait ce que nous savons tous, ensemble.”

 Mandela
Mandela (1918 – 2013) Nelson Mandela ➜ 1993 Nobel Peace Prize

Original quote

“May our choices reflect our hopes, not our fears.”

 GSP
GSP (1981 – ) Georges St-Pierre ➜ Poet of mixed martial arts

Original quote

“A guy that has more knowledge has the advantage. With discipline belief, and the right knowledge, we become the best we can be.”

 Shakespeare
Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) William Shakespeare ➜ Poet, playwright and writer

Original quote

“To be, or not to be, that is the question.”

 Reeves
Reeves (1932 – ) Hubert Reeves ➜ Peaceful astrophysicist

Original quote

“A fundamental question is becoming more and more pressing: will the contemporary planetary crisis end as a result of the determined action of Earthlings... or because Earthlings have become extinct?”

“Une question fondamentale se pose d’une façon de plus en plus pressante: la crise planétaire contemporaine prendra-t-elle fin grâce à l'action déterminée des Terriens ou par leur disparition ?”

 Man
Man ( -500 000 → ?) Earthling

Original quote

“♩♬ ♪ ♪ ♪♬ 🎶 ♪♪♪♪♪...♩🎶♫”

 Austin
Austin (1835 – 1913) Victorian poet

Original quote

“Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think.”

 Jobs
Jobs (1955 – 2011) Steve Jobs ➜ Inventor and co-founder of Apple

Original quote

“Think different.”

Gary Mark Gilmore
Gary Mark Gilmore (1940 – 1977) Convicted, shot in an American prison

Original quote

“Let’s do it !”

 Boris
Boris (1920 – 1959) Boris Vian ➜ Writer, poet, lyricist, singer and musician

Original quote

“If everyone had been against evolution, Man would still be in the caves busy suckling domestic grizzlies.”

“Si tout le monde avait été contre l'évolution, l'Homme serait encore dans les cavernes à téter les grizzlys domestiques.”

 Shaw
Shaw (1856 - 1950) George Bernard Shaw → 1925 Nobel Prize in Literature

Original quote

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”

WKC
WKC (1845 – 1879) William Kingdon Clifford ➜ Mathematician

Original quote

“It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.”

 Dr King
Dr King (1929 – 1968) Martin Luther King ➜ Minister and peace activist

Original quote

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only LIGHT can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only LOVE can do that.”

 Dawkins
Dawkins (1941 – ) Richard Dawkins ➜ Evolutionary biologist

Original quote

“Science replaces private prejudice with publicly verifiable evidence.”

 Pasteur
Pasteur (1822 – 1895) Louis Pasteur ➜ Inventor of the rabies vaccine

Original quote

“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity: it's the little LED which illuminates the Global Village.”

“La science n’a pas de patrie car le savoir est le patrimoine de l’humanité, la petite LED qui éclaire le Village Global.”

45 Greta Thunberg
45 Greta Thunberg (2003 – ) Student and climate activist

Original quote

“Unite behind the science, that is our demand. Talk to the scientists, listen to them.”

 Félix
Félix (1914 – 1988) Félix Leclerc ➜ Poet from Île d'Orléans

Original quote

“Punches on the table, eye rolling, foot-stamping, proofs without proof, are the arguments of those who do not have any.”

“Coups de poing sur la table, roulement d'yeux, tapages de pieds, preuves sans preuve, sont les arguments de ceux qui n'en n'ont pas.”

 Arendt
Arendt (1906 – 1975) HANNAH ARENDT ➜ « The Origins of Totalitarianism »

Original quote

“FREEDOM OF OPINION IS A FARCE UNLESS FACTUAL INFORMATION IS GUARANTEED AND THE FACTS THEMSELVES ARE NOT IN DISPUTE.”

 Lebowski
Lebowski (1942 – ) Jeffrey Lebowski ➜ Star of "The Big Lebowski"

Original quote

“Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.”

 Dr Patch
Dr Patch (1945 – ) Patch Adams ➜ Father of laughter therapy

Original quote

“I'm looking for a world where LOVE OF FACTS will no longer be extraordinary.”

 Turing
Turing (1912 – 1954) Alan Turing ➜ Expert in decrypting Nazi codes

Original quote

“Sometimes it’s the very people who no one imagines anything of, who do the things that no one can imagine.”

 McLuhan
McLuhan (1911 – 1980) Marshall McLuhan ➜ Father of the term "Global Village"

Original quote

“I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.”

 René Char
René Char (1907 – 1988) Poet and member of the French Resistance

Original quote

“L'essentiel est sans cesse menacé par l'insignifiant.”

 Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo (1802 – 1885) Poet, dramatist and novelist

Original quote

“La liberté commence où l'ignorance finit.”

 Armstrong
Armstrong (1930 – 2012) Astronaut and first Earthling on the Moon

Original quote

“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

 Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall (1934 – ) Mother of modern primatology

Original quote

“The greatest danger to our future is apathy.”

 Glogenflobish
Glogenflobish (1960 – ) GOURI GLOGENFLOBISH ➜ Famous Syldavian musician

Original quote

“THE LOVE OF FACTS IS THE LIGHT FROM THE HEART TO BETTER DIVIDE THE TRUTH FROM THE FALSE ♫”

“Arëvën ader igün ti shnöüch ti böni köüshniëtzchë ti krützh nöm ä nik öün titch tö litz ♫.”

 Leonardo da Vinci
 Leonardo da Vinci

Original quote

“There is nothing which deceives us as much as our own judgement.”

  Lady Gaga
  Lady Gaga

Original quote

“Prejudice is a desease.”

  Lady Gaga, citant Greta Thunberg
  Lady Gaga, citant Greta Thunberg

Original quote

“”

 Harrison Ford, avec deux doigts
 Harrison Ford, avec deux doigts

Original quote

“”

Harrisson Ford, with two fingers
Harrisson Ford, with two fingers

Original quote

“Fact: Greta Thunberg's two quotes are modified in this letter of opinion.”

 Harrison Ford, con dos dedos
 Harrison Ford, con dos dedos

Original quote

“”

 Jane Goodall
 Jane Goodall

Original quote

“We have to get together and take action now.”

 Chris Hadfield, chanteur de l'espace
 Chris Hadfield, chanteur de l'espace

Original quote

“”

↳ Expérience Web créée à Montréal
↳ Expérience Web créée à Montréal

Original quote

“”

↳ Web experience created in Montreal
↳ Web experience created in Montreal

Original quote

“This letter of Opinion plays with the quotes of twelve world celebrities and several are modified.”

“Check out our sources by clicking the links in each celebrity's card..”

↳ Experiencia Web creada en Montreal
↳ Experiencia Web creada en Montreal

Original quote

“”

 Un colibri albinos
 Un colibri albinos

Original quote

“”

 An albino hummingbird
 An albino hummingbird

Original quote

“♪ Viva the Love of Facts”

 Un colibrí albino
 Un colibrí albino

Original quote

“”

 Barack Obama
 Barack Obama

Original quote

“For our social debates to work, we have to actually believe in an objective reality. We have to believe in facts. Without the facts, there’s no basis for cooperation.”

 Donald J. Trump
 Donald J. Trump

Original quote

“Sometimes you have to view things from a distance in order to see the real truth.”

 Greta Thunberg
 Greta Thunberg

Original quote

“Unite behind the science!”

 Albert Einstein
 Albert Einstein

Original quote

“A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive...”

 Marylin Monroe
 Marylin Monroe

Original quote

“The fewer the facts, the more explosive the opinions!”

 Harrison Ford
 Harrison Ford

Original quote

“Simply put: if we don't protect Nature, we can't protect ourselves.”

 Brenda Moon
 Brenda Moon

Original quote

“What if playing fact-checking becomes a sport, a pleasure and even a reflex?”

 Mona Lisa
 Mona Lisa

Original quote

“Fact: Marilyn Monroe is doubly misquoted in this little fact-checking game.”

 Greta Thunberg
 Greta Thunberg

Original quote

“I care about climate justice and the living planet.”

 David Bowie, cité par Chris Hadfield
 David Bowie, cité par Chris Hadfield

Original quote

“”

David Bowie, quoted by Chris Hadfield
David Bowie, quoted by Chris Hadfield

Original quote

“For here am I sitting in a tin can. Far above the world, planet Earth is round, and right now, I’ve no further doubt ♫.”

 Bowie, citado por Chris Hadfield
 Bowie, citado por Chris Hadfield

Original quote

“”

 David Bowie, avec moustache
 David Bowie, avec moustache

Original quote

“”

 David Bowie, with mustache
 David Bowie, with mustache

Original quote

“''''”

 David Bowie, con bigote
 David Bowie, con bigote

Original quote

“”

 Marilyn Monroe
 Marilyn Monroe

Original quote

“Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.”

Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg (2003 –) Student who loves facts

Original quote

“Many people think that climate change is an opinion, but it's not an opinion, it's a fact. You can't say "i don't think that the heart is pumping blood", it's a fact.”

 Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall (1934 – ) Mother of modern primatology

Original quote

“We have to get together and take action now.”

Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg (2003 – ) Student who loves scientific facts

Original quote

“I am submitting this report (the IPCC report) as my testimony because I don’t want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists. And I want you to unite behind the science. And then, I want you to take real action.”

  Lady Gaga, quoting Greta Thunberg
  Lady Gaga, quoting Greta Thunberg

Original quote

“Many people think that climate change is an opinion, but it's not an opinion, it's a fact. You can't say "i don't think that the heart is pumping blood", it's a fact.”

  Lady Gaga, citando Greta Thunberg
  Lady Gaga, citando Greta Thunberg

Original quote

“”

 Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe (1926 – 1962) Actress and singer → Doubly misquoted

Original quote

“Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.”

 Huxley
Huxley (1894 – 1963) Aldous Huxley ➜ Author of "Brave new world"

Original quote

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

 Gates
Gates (1955 – ) Bill Gates ➜ Co-founder of Microsoft

Original quote

“One thing that’s new that is a little concerning is people seeking out things that are really not giving them the facts, and then staying in there.”

 Mao
Mao (1893 – 1976) Mao Zedong ➜ Chinese President from 1943 to 1976

Original quote

“A single spark can start a prairie fire.”

“星星之火,可以燎原”

 Yoda
Yoda (-896 – +4 BY) Jedi master

Original quote

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.”

 MLK
MLK (1929 - 1968) Martin Luther King ➜ Nobel Peace Prize 1964

Original quote

“We must learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools.”

 Gandhi
Gandhi (1869 - 1948) Mahatma Gandhi ➜ Nobel Peace Prize nominee (five times)

Original quote

“EVERY ONE IS RIGHT FROM HIS OWN STANDPOINT, BUT IT IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE THAT EVERY ONE IS WRONG.”

Spock
Spock (2230 – 2363) Science Officer

Original quote

“Fascinating”

Picasso
Picasso (1881 – 1973) Pablo Picasso ➜ Author of 120,000 works of art

Original quote

“Everything that can be imagined is real.”

“Todo lo que puede ser imaginado es real.”

 HAL9000
HAL9000 (1917 – 2008) ARTHUR C. CLARKE ➜ Writer and futorologist

Original quote

“I DON'T BELIEVE IN ASTROLOGY; I'M A SAGITTARIUS AND WE'RE SKEPTICAL.”

Marx
Marx (1890 - 1977) Groucho Marx ➜ Marilyn Monroe's friend

Original quote

“Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.”

 HAL9000
HAL9000 (1917 – 2008) Arthur C. Clarke ➜ Futurologist and father of HAL 9000

Original quote

“1974 ! → In the future, WE WILL LIVE out in the country or wherever we please, and still carry on complete interactions with other human beings as well as computers. → 1974 !”

 Bowie
Bowie (1947-2016) David Bowie ➜ Misquoted in space

Original quote

“”

“For here am I sitting in a tin can. Far above the world, planet Earth is round, and right now, I'm no longer skeptical ♫.”

Lightyear
Lightyear (1995-) Buzz Lightyear ➜ Well quoted by Woody and the Baby

Original quote

“To infinity, and beyond!”

 Give facts a chance?
Give facts a chance? ♥ → Idea for the Love of facts

Nature needs the help of fact lovers!

➜ What if humanity invented the FACTUAL INTELLIGENCE?

➜ What if we formed teams to PLAY FACT-CHECKING online?

➜ What if verifying facts becomes a SPORT, a PLEASURE and even a REFLEX easy to get?

↳ Let's give facts a chance? ♫

Hubert Reeves, astrophysicien pacifique
Hubert Reeves, astrophysicien pacifique

Original quote

“We are waging a WAR against Nature. If we win, we are lost...”

Hubert Reeves, peacefull astrophysicist
Hubert Reeves, peacefull astrophysicist

Original quote

“We are waging a WAR against Nature. If we win, we are lost...”

Hubert Reeves, astrofísico pacífico
Hubert Reeves, astrofísico pacífico

Original quote

“”

 Hawking
Hawking (1942 - 2018) Stephen Hawking ➜ Theoretical physicist and cosmologist

Original quote

“Me, I'm skeptical: it is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.”

➜ What do religious cultures have in common?

Original quote

“Do not treat others in ways that you would not like to be treated.”

 Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin (1889 - 1977) World-renowned comedic genius

Original quote

“What is there to fight for? LIFE is a beautiful magnificent thing, even to a jelly fish.”

Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin

Original quote

“LIFE is a beautiful magnificent thing, even to a jelly fish.”

Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin

Original quote

“LIFE is a beautiful magnificent thing, even to my right foot.”

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein

Original quote

“What a funny time when it's easier to smash an atom than a prejudice!”

Chris Hadfield, space singer
Chris Hadfield, space singer

Original quote

“What if we play fact-checking to better sort out the true from the false?”

Chris Hadfield, cantante espacial
Chris Hadfield, cantante espacial

Original quote

“”

Washington
Washington (1954 - ) Denzel Washington ➜ Actor, director and producer.

Original quote

“What is the long term effect of too much information? One of the effects is the need to be first, not even to be true anymore. So what is the responsibility we all have? To tell the truth, not to just be first, but to tell the truth.”

 Churchill
Churchill (1874 - 1965) Winston Churchill ➜ Former UK Prime Minister

Original quote

“What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?”

 McCartney
McCartney (1942 - 1966?!) Paul McCartney ➜ Co-founder of The Beatles

Original quote

“Yeah. I wasn’t really dead...”

Simone
Simone (1908 - 1986) Simone de Beauvoir ➜ Writer, philosopher and feminist

Original quote

“The main scourge of humanity is not ignorance, but the refusal to know.”

“Le principal fléau de l'humanité n'est pas l'ignorance, mais le refus de savoir.”

 Curie
Curie (1867-1934) Marie Curie ➜ Nobel Prize in 1903 and 1911

Original quote

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

“Dans la vie rien n'est à craindre, tout est à comprendre. Le moment est venu de mieux comprendre, pour que nous ayons moins peur.”

↳ Fake News (Wikipedia)
↳ Fake News (Wikipedia)

Original quote

“”

Elvis
Elvis (1935 - 1977) Elvis Presley ➜ Marilyn Monroe's friend

Original quote

“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.”

 Rowling
Rowling (1965 - ) J.K. Rowling ➜ Author and Harry Potter' mother

Original quote

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.”

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Gracias / Thank you / Merci

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 John Lennon
 John Lennon

Original quote

“Give Facts a Chance ? ♫”

 Buzz Lightyear
 Buzz Lightyear

Original quote

“To infinity, and beyond!”

 Rose Power, friend of Jane Goodall
 Rose Power, friend of Jane Goodall

Original quote

“LIFE is a beautiful magnificent thing, even to a woody perennial flowering plant of the genus Rosa, in the family Rosaceae, like a rose.”

 Rose Picasso, amiga de Jane Goodall
 Rose Picasso, amiga de Jane Goodall

Original quote

“”

 N'importe qui, n'importe où
 N'importe qui, n'importe où

Original quote

“”

 Anyone, anywhere, anytime
 Anyone, anywhere, anytime

Original quote

“Viva Fact-Checking! ♫”

 Cualquiera y en cualquier lugar
 Cualquiera y en cualquier lugar

Original quote

“”

 Félix
Félix (1914 – 1988) Félix Leclerc ➜ Poet from Île d'Orléans

Original quote

“The moon is looking like an open eye.”

“La lune regarde comme un oeil ouvert.”

 Leonardo da Vinci

“Nessuna cosa ci inganna più del nostro giudizio.”

“There is nothing which deceives us as much as our own judgement.”

- Leonardo da Vinci

Lady Gaga

“Prejudice is a disease.”

-Lady Gaga

Einstein

“What a funny time when it's easier to smash an atom than a prejudice!”

“Es ist schwieriger eine vorgefasste Meinung zu zertrümmern als ein Atom.”

-Einstein

 Greta Thunberg

“I care about climate justice and the living planet. (...) In the year 2078, I will celebrate my 75th birthday. If I have children maybe they will spend that day with me. Maybe they will ask me about you. Maybe they will ask why you didn't do anything while there still was time to act. You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes.”

- Greta Thunberg

Hubert Reeves

“Tout se passe comme si nous menions une guerre contre la Nature... et nous savons que si nous gagnons, nous sommes perdus. Alors la question se pose: l'intelligence est-elle un cadeau empoisonné? Est-ce que c'était une bonne idée, pour la Nature, de nous avoir donné l'intelligence si cette intelligence devait nous éliminer?”

“Everything happens as if we were waging a war against Nature... and we know that if we win, we are lost. So the question arises: is intelligence a poisoned gift? Was it a good idea for Nature to have given us the intelligence if that intelligence would eliminate us?”

-Hubert Reeves

 Harrison Ford

“Simply put: if we don't protect Nature, we can't protect ourselves.”

- Harrison Ford

 Donald J. Trump

“Sometimes you have to view things from a distance in order to see the real truth. It is America’s destiny to be at the forefront of humanity’s eternal quest for knowledge and to be the leader amongst nations on our adventure into the great unknown. And I could say the great and very beautiful unknown. Nothing more beautiful.”

- Donald J. Trump

 Barack Obama

“That’s how America’s Founders intended our system to work – that through the testing of ideas and the application of reason and proof it would be possible to arrive at a basis for common ground. And I should add for this to work, we have to actually believe in an objective reality. (...) You have to believe in facts. Without facts, there is no basis for cooperation. If I say this is a podium and you say this is an elephant, it’s going to be hard for us to cooperate.”

- Barack Obama

Chris Hadfield

“For here am I sitting in a tin can. Far above the world, planet Earth is round, and right now, I’ve no further doubt ♫.”

-Chris Hadfield

 Cohen

“There is a fact, a fact in everything, that's how the light gets in... ♫”

- Cohen

 Gouri Glogenflobish

“Lalala Güccigücci Güccigücci Päf Brelebeshre Heyhey ♫.”

“The Love of facts is the light of the heart to better divide the true from the true false ♫.”

- Gouri Glogenflobish

Albert Einstein

“Eine neue Art von Denken ist notwendig, wenn die Menschheit weiterleben will.”

“A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move toward higher levels.”

-Albert Einstein

Arnold H. Glasgow

“The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.”

-Arnold H. Glasgow

 Cook

“We are going through this period of time right here where unfortunately some of the people that are winning on the internet are the people that spend their time trying to get the most clicks, not tell the most truth. It’s killing people’s minds in a way.”

- Cook

 Orwell

“To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle.”

- Orwell

 Confucius

“Se peut-il qu’un homme soit moins sage qu'un oiseau ?”

“Could humans be less wise than birds?”

- Confucius

 Barack Obama

“Yes we can! Yes we can! Yes we can!”

- Barack Obama

 Trololo

“♩♬ ♪ ♪ ♪♬ 🎶 ♪♪♪♪♪...♩🎶♫”

- Trololo

 McLuhan

“There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.”

- McLuhan

 Suzuki

“We must reinvent a future free of blinders so that we can choose from real options.”

- Suzuki

 Chirac

“OUR HOUSE IS BURNING AND WE LOOK ELSEWHERE. Nature, mutilated and over-exploited, is no longer able to recover and we refuse to admit it. Humanity suffers. It suffers from underdevelopment, in both North and South, and we are indifferent. The earth and humanity are in peril and we are all responsible for it. It is time, I think, to open our eyes. → (Johannesburg, 2002)”

“NOTRE MAISON BRÛLE ET NOUS REGARDONS AILLEURS. La nature, mutilée, surexploitée, ne parvient plus à se reconstituer et nous refusons de l'admettre. L'humanité souffre. Elle souffre de mal-développement, au Nord comme au Sud, et nous sommes indifférents. La terre et l'humanité sont en péril et nous en sommes tous responsables. Il est temps, je crois, d'ouvrir les yeux. → (Johannesburg, 2002)”

- Chirac

 Lennon

“Give Facts a Chance ? ♫”

- Lennon

 Berners-Lee

“THE WEB DOES NOT JUST CONNECT MACHINES, IT CONNECTS PEOPLE.”

- Berners-Lee

 Annan

“It is ignorance, not knowledge, that makes enemies of men.”

- Annan

 Averroes

“Ignorance leads to fear, fear leads to hate, and hate leads to violence. This is the equation.”

- Averroes

 JFK

“Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”

- JFK

 Isaac Newton

“Ne tenez pour certain que ce qui est démontré.”

- Isaac Newton

 Euripides

“Aucun de nous ne sait ce que nous savons tous, ensemble.”

- Euripides

 Mandela

“May our choices reflect our hopes, not our fears.”

- Mandela

 GSP

“A guy that has more knowledge has the advantage. With discipline belief, and the right knowledge, we become the best we can be.”

- GSP

 Shakespeare

“To be, or not to be, that is the question.”

- Shakespeare

 Reeves

“A fundamental question is becoming more and more pressing: will the contemporary planetary crisis end as a result of the determined action of Earthlings... or because Earthlings have become extinct?”

“Une question fondamentale se pose d’une façon de plus en plus pressante: la crise planétaire contemporaine prendra-t-elle fin grâce à l'action déterminée des Terriens ou par leur disparition ?”

- Reeves

 Man

“♩♬ ♪ ♪ ♪♬ 🎶 ♪♪♪♪♪...♩🎶♫”

- Man

 Austin

“Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think.”

- Austin

 Jobs

“Think different.”

- Jobs

Gary Mark Gilmore

“Let’s do it !”

-Gary Mark Gilmore

 Boris

“If everyone had been against evolution, Man would still be in the caves busy suckling domestic grizzlies.”

“Si tout le monde avait été contre l'évolution, l'Homme serait encore dans les cavernes à téter les grizzlys domestiques.”

- Boris

 Shaw

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”

- Shaw

WKC

“It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.”

-WKC

 Dr King

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only LIGHT can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only LOVE can do that.”

- Dr King

 Dawkins

“Science replaces private prejudice with publicly verifiable evidence.”

- Dawkins

 Pasteur

“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity: it's the little LED which illuminates the Global Village.”

“La science n’a pas de patrie car le savoir est le patrimoine de l’humanité, la petite LED qui éclaire le Village Global.”

- Pasteur

45 Greta Thunberg

“Unite behind the science, that is our demand. Talk to the scientists, listen to them.”

-45 Greta Thunberg

 Félix

“Punches on the table, eye rolling, foot-stamping, proofs without proof, are the arguments of those who do not have any.”

“Coups de poing sur la table, roulement d'yeux, tapages de pieds, preuves sans preuve, sont les arguments de ceux qui n'en n'ont pas.”

- Félix

 Arendt

“FREEDOM OF OPINION IS A FARCE UNLESS FACTUAL INFORMATION IS GUARANTEED AND THE FACTS THEMSELVES ARE NOT IN DISPUTE.”

- Arendt

 Lebowski

“Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.”

- Lebowski

 Dr Patch

“I'm looking for a world where LOVE OF FACTS will no longer be extraordinary.”

- Dr Patch

 Turing

“Sometimes it’s the very people who no one imagines anything of, who do the things that no one can imagine.”

- Turing

 McLuhan

“I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.”

- McLuhan

 René Char

“L'essentiel est sans cesse menacé par l'insignifiant.”

- René Char

 Victor Hugo

“La liberté commence où l'ignorance finit.”

- Victor Hugo

 Armstrong

“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

- Armstrong

 Jane Goodall

“The greatest danger to our future is apathy.”

- Jane Goodall

 Glogenflobish

“THE LOVE OF FACTS IS THE LIGHT FROM THE HEART TO BETTER DIVIDE THE TRUTH FROM THE FALSE ♫”

“Arëvën ader igün ti shnöüch ti böni köüshniëtzchë ti krützh nöm ä nik öün titch tö litz ♫.”

- Glogenflobish

 Leonardo da Vinci

“There is nothing which deceives us as much as our own judgement.”

- Leonardo da Vinci

  Lady Gaga

“Prejudice is a desease.”

-  Lady Gaga

  Lady Gaga, citant Greta Thunberg

“”

-  Lady Gaga, citant Greta Thunberg

 Harrison Ford, avec deux doigts

“”

- Harrison Ford, avec deux doigts

Harrisson Ford, with two fingers

“Fact: Greta Thunberg's two quotes are modified in this letter of opinion.”

-Harrisson Ford, with two fingers

 Harrison Ford, con dos dedos

“”

- Harrison Ford, con dos dedos

 Jane Goodall

“We have to get together and take action now.”

- Jane Goodall

 Chris Hadfield, chanteur de l'espace

“”

- Chris Hadfield, chanteur de l'espace

↳ Expérience Web créée à Montréal

↳ Expérience Web créée à Montréal

↳ Web experience created in Montreal

This letter of Opinion plays with the quotes of twelve world celebrities and several are modified.

Check out our sources by clicking the links in each celebrity's card..

↳ Web experience created in Montreal

↳ Experiencia Web creada en Montreal

↳ Experiencia Web creada en Montreal

 Un colibri albinos

“”

- Un colibri albinos

 An albino hummingbird

“♪ Viva the Love of Facts”

- An albino hummingbird

 Un colibrí albino

“”

- Un colibrí albino

 Barack Obama

“For our social debates to work, we have to actually believe in an objective reality. We have to believe in facts. Without the facts, there’s no basis for cooperation.”

- Barack Obama

 Donald J. Trump

“Sometimes you have to view things from a distance in order to see the real truth.”

- Donald J. Trump

 Greta Thunberg

“Unite behind the science!”

- Greta Thunberg

 Albert Einstein

“A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive...”

- Albert Einstein

 Marylin Monroe

“The fewer the facts, the more explosive the opinions!”

- Marylin Monroe

 Harrison Ford

“Simply put: if we don't protect Nature, we can't protect ourselves.”

- Harrison Ford

 Brenda Moon

“What if playing fact-checking becomes a sport, a pleasure and even a reflex?”

- Brenda Moon

 Mona Lisa

“Fact: Marilyn Monroe is doubly misquoted in this little fact-checking game.”

- Mona Lisa

 Greta Thunberg

“I care about climate justice and the living planet.”

- Greta Thunberg

 David Bowie, cité par Chris Hadfield

“”

- David Bowie, cité par Chris Hadfield

David Bowie, quoted by Chris Hadfield

“For here am I sitting in a tin can. Far above the world, planet Earth is round, and right now, I’ve no further doubt ♫.”

-David Bowie, quoted by Chris Hadfield

 Bowie, citado por Chris Hadfield

“”

- Bowie, citado por Chris Hadfield

 David Bowie, avec moustache

“”

- David Bowie, avec moustache

 David Bowie, with mustache

“''''”

- David Bowie, with mustache

 David Bowie, con bigote

“”

- David Bowie, con bigote

 Marilyn Monroe

“Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.”

- Marilyn Monroe

Greta Thunberg

“Many people think that climate change is an opinion, but it's not an opinion, it's a fact. You can't say "i don't think that the heart is pumping blood", it's a fact.”

-Greta Thunberg

 Jane Goodall

“We have to get together and take action now.”

- Jane Goodall

Greta Thunberg

“I am submitting this report (the IPCC report) as my testimony because I don’t want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists. And I want you to unite behind the science. And then, I want you to take real action.”

-Greta Thunberg

  Lady Gaga, quoting Greta Thunberg

“Many people think that climate change is an opinion, but it's not an opinion, it's a fact. You can't say "i don't think that the heart is pumping blood", it's a fact.”

-  Lady Gaga, quoting Greta Thunberg

  Lady Gaga, citando Greta Thunberg

“”

-  Lady Gaga, citando Greta Thunberg

 Marilyn Monroe

“Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.”

- Marilyn Monroe

 Huxley

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

- Huxley

 Gates

“One thing that’s new that is a little concerning is people seeking out things that are really not giving them the facts, and then staying in there.”

- Gates

 Mao

“A single spark can start a prairie fire.”

“星星之火,可以燎原”

- Mao

 Yoda

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.”

- Yoda

 MLK

“We must learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools.”

- MLK

 Gandhi

“EVERY ONE IS RIGHT FROM HIS OWN STANDPOINT, BUT IT IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE THAT EVERY ONE IS WRONG.”

- Gandhi

Spock

“Fascinating”

-Spock

Picasso

“Everything that can be imagined is real.”

“Todo lo que puede ser imaginado es real.”

-Picasso

 HAL9000

“I DON'T BELIEVE IN ASTROLOGY; I'M A SAGITTARIUS AND WE'RE SKEPTICAL.”

- HAL9000

Marx

“Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.”

-Marx

 HAL9000

“1974 ! → In the future, WE WILL LIVE out in the country or wherever we please, and still carry on complete interactions with other human beings as well as computers. → 1974 !”

- HAL9000

 Bowie

“”

“For here am I sitting in a tin can. Far above the world, planet Earth is round, and right now, I'm no longer skeptical ♫.”

- Bowie

Lightyear

“To infinity, and beyond!”

-Lightyear

 Give facts a chance?

“Nature needs the help of fact lovers!”

“➜ What if humanity invented the FACTUAL INTELLIGENCE?”

“➜ What if we formed teams to PLAY FACT-CHECKING online?”

“➜ What if verifying facts becomes a SPORT, a PLEASURE and even a REFLEX easy to get?”

“↳ Let's give facts a chance? ♫”

- Give facts a chance?

Hubert Reeves, astrophysicien pacifique

“We are waging a WAR against Nature. If we win, we are lost...”

-Hubert Reeves, astrophysicien pacifique

Hubert Reeves, peacefull astrophysicist

“We are waging a WAR against Nature. If we win, we are lost...”

-Hubert Reeves, peacefull astrophysicist

Hubert Reeves, astrofísico pacífico

“”

-Hubert Reeves, astrofísico pacífico

 Hawking

“Me, I'm skeptical: it is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.”

- Hawking

“Do not treat others in ways that you would not like to be treated.”

-

 Charlie Chaplin

“What is there to fight for? LIFE is a beautiful magnificent thing, even to a jelly fish.”

- Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

“LIFE is a beautiful magnificent thing, even to a jelly fish.”

-Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

“LIFE is a beautiful magnificent thing, even to my right foot.”

-Charlie Chaplin

Albert Einstein

“What a funny time when it's easier to smash an atom than a prejudice!”

-Albert Einstein

Chris Hadfield, space singer

“What if we play fact-checking to better sort out the true from the false?”

-Chris Hadfield, space singer

Chris Hadfield, cantante espacial

“”

-Chris Hadfield, cantante espacial

Washington

“What is the long term effect of too much information? One of the effects is the need to be first, not even to be true anymore. So what is the responsibility we all have? To tell the truth, not to just be first, but to tell the truth.”

-Washington

 Churchill

“What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?”

- Churchill

 McCartney

“Yeah. I wasn’t really dead...”

- McCartney

Simone

“The main scourge of humanity is not ignorance, but the refusal to know.”

“Le principal fléau de l'humanité n'est pas l'ignorance, mais le refus de savoir.”

-Simone

 Curie

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

“Dans la vie rien n'est à craindre, tout est à comprendre. Le moment est venu de mieux comprendre, pour que nous ayons moins peur.”

- Curie

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Elvis

“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.”

-Elvis

 Rowling

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.”

- Rowling

 Gracias / Thank you / Merci

“Our citizen initiative is non-partisan and non-profit.”

“Our little team in Montreal thanks the exceptional artists behind the images used on this site, including:”

- Gracias / Thank you / Merci

 John Lennon

“Give Facts a Chance ? ♫”

- John Lennon

 Buzz Lightyear

“To infinity, and beyond!”

- Buzz Lightyear

 Rose Power, friend of Jane Goodall

“LIFE is a beautiful magnificent thing, even to a woody perennial flowering plant of the genus Rosa, in the family Rosaceae, like a rose.”

- Rose Power, friend of Jane Goodall

 Rose Picasso, amiga de Jane Goodall

“”

- Rose Picasso, amiga de Jane Goodall

 N'importe qui, n'importe où

“”

- N'importe qui, n'importe où

 Anyone, anywhere, anytime

“Viva Fact-Checking! ♫”

- Anyone, anywhere, anytime

 Cualquiera y en cualquier lugar

“”

- Cualquiera y en cualquier lugar

 Félix

“The moon is looking like an open eye.”

“La lune regarde comme un oeil ouvert.”

- Félix