We can only assume he was indulging in a piece of literary speculation rather than historical documentation. My advice for telling someone else's story is to try not to consciously bend the story in any particular direction - to listen with an open mind, to include the good with the bad, to attempt to quell one's biases and allow the person you're writing about to emerge as wholly as possible, warts and all. That they are a part of us, and we have to live with them. The truth sets you free. The larger-than-life thing is definitely what I'm after. The first known citation in print of the actual phrase 'warts and all' is from a 'Chinese whisper' retelling of Walpole's story - an address given by an Alpheus Cary, in Massachusetts, in 1824: When Cromwell sat for I might do, but I'm certainly not going to auction them on the Internet. Despite the plausibility of the account, there doesn't appear to be any convincing evidence that Cromwell ever used the phrase 'warts and all'. John Forsythe. I want to be with someone who is in love with me, warts and all. Quotes tagged as "warts" Showing 1-3 of 3. The criterion is this: an extant mode of organization for which no superior feasible form of organization can be described and implemented with expected net gains is presumed to be efficient. It's warts and all in my songs, and I think that's why people can relate to them. I sometimes say things that get me in trouble. Look, I'm not a perfect person. I like 'em warts and all, and obsessive and weird. We have Cromwell's death mask as a reference. Instead of Lincoln's own language, that line was a mashup of phrases usually attributed to other historical figures: "Here I stand" (Martin Luther) and "warts and all" (Oliver Cromwell). For all of the lumps and warts of the Satmar community, there are also a lot of beautiful parts. It's amazing. There's something about Marxism that brings out warts; the only kind of growth this economic system encourages. You either like or don't like people warts and all. He was charming and funny and charismatic and brilliant, and he had really cool hair. If I had to go through it all again, I'd love to, warts and all. I've learned that, in many cases, people say, 'I want ground truth,' and they don't really mean it. I just think I'm living a good life, warts and all. Just like you, I'm messed up and I'm capable. I don't like all the aspects of what I do and am, or things I've done, but you've got to live with it. Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question. That actually shows his warts and his scars, and for some reason, I'm super drawn to him now because he shared that or she shared that with me.'. It emphasizes the shapely royal calves - a prized fashion feature at that time. Lely's painting of Charles II shows what was expected of a painting of a head of state in the 17th century. Lely's painting style was, as was usual at the time, intended to flatter the sitter. Anecdotes of Painting in England, with some account of the principal artists, 1764. A lot of the albums that I've been really into are like, 'Oh man. Dark witches focus on dark magic, black magic and all kinds of horrible things. It's a very liberating thing, when you say this is who I am warts and all and then you can just get on with life. Walpole included no evidence to support the attribution, nor any explanation of why no one else had mentioned the phrase in the preceding hundred years - this despite Cromwell's life being the subject of minutely detailed historical research and over 160 full-length biographies. BrainyQuote has been providing inspirational quotes since 2001 to our worldwide community. From that it is clear that Lely's portrait is an accurate record of Cromwell's actual appearance. See also: the last words of Oliver Cromwell. That doesn't make him look like a perfect human. I've never in my life categorized a year of my life as good or bad. I have my warts. That was published in 1764 - over a hundred years after Lely painted Cromwell. I'm this and that. warts and all With all one’s faults, blemishes, and shortcomings. The first record of a version of that phrase being attributed to him comes from Horace Walpole's I don't believe white witches have warts on them either, or pointy noses. To assume that all good leaders are good people is to be willfully blind to the reality of the human condition, and it severely limits our scope for becoming more effective at leadership.