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Need help Google+ citizens. My kid wants to use a quote for his entry in his high school yearbook. All over the web, the quote is attributed to James Dean. But nowhere can I find an original citation. Does anyone know who actually said or wrote the following quote and, more important, where it originally appeared?

“Remember: Life is short, break the rules (they were made to be broken). Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly, laugh uncontrollably. And never regret anything that makes you smile. The clouds are lined with silver and the glass is half full (though the answers won't be found at the bottom). Don't sweat the small stuff. You are who you are meant to be. Dance as if no one's watching. Love as if it's all you know. Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.”
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But sadly, Simon, none of those have original citations. They seem to parrot other citations on the Web. That's what makes it so dubious to me. I'd like to know where Dean originally said this, if in fact he did. I am inclined to believe he did NOT say it, and the Web has perpetuated this myth. But I'm not certain.
I appreciate the effort. Keep digging. :-)
 
A good point +Jay Greene.  On a related note, I am surprised at the sheer volume of Einstein quotes.  I am sure only a fraction of which he ever said.
 
There's a note in here - http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Talk:Life - that suggests Dean didn't say or write it: "Probably a hoax. Dean died in 1955; the earliest reference in print to this quote is in 1999." But if that's the case, who did?
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