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What’s Your Quotation Quotient #445

Published October 11, 2015 at (Interactive version)


1. “We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.”


A. Dorothy Day

B. Dorothy Parker

C. Dorothy Gale


2. “Nothing is impossible. ‘Impossible’ just takes a few more phone calls.”


A. Benjamin Franklin

B. Tom Cruise

C. Michael J. Fox


3. “An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight… the truly wise person is colorblind.”


A. Captain Kangaroo

B. Albert Schweitzer

C. Ho Chi Minh


4. “Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others.”


A. Hillary Clinton

B. Sally Struthers

C. Amelia Earhart


5. “Oh, the wild joys of living! the leaping from rock up to rock,/          The strong rending of boughs from the fir-tree, the cool silver shock/ Of the plunge in a pool’s living water.”


A. Robert Browning

B. John Steinbeck

C. George Washington


6. “A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.”


A. Jimmy Fallon

B. Bob Barker

C. Oscar Wilde


7. “I was in group analysis when I was younger, ’cause I couldn’t afford private…I was captain of the latent paranoid softball team. We used to play all the neurotics on Sunday morning. Nailbiters against the bedwetters.”


A. Jesse Ventura

B. Woody Allen

C. Carl Jung


8. “The bigger the information media, the less courage and freedom they allow. Bigness means weakness.”


A. Rupert Murdoch

B. Eric Sevareid

C. Lester Holt


9. “I want nothing to do with any religion concerned with keeping the masses satisfied to live in hunger, filth, and ignorance.”


A. Jawaharlal Nehru

B. Kim Jong-un

C. Richard Nixon


10. “There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.”


A. Bill O’Reilly

B. Alexander Graham Bell

C. Hippocrates



Answers: 1-A, 2-C , 3-B , 4-C , 5-A , 6-C , 7-B , 8-B , 9-A , 10-C


Scoring:               10–QQQQ = Quote-Master   

(number correct)        8-9–QQQ = Scholar                       

                                   6-7–QQ = Literate

                                  4-5–Q = Semi-Literate

                                 0-3–No Q = Quote-Dunce




“When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what.’”

 – Sydney J. Harris, 1917-1986, was an American journalist who wrote a syndicated column for two Chicago newspapers.









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What’s Your Quotation Quotient? #443

Published September 27, 2015 at (Interactive version)


1. “There never was a good war or a bad peace.”

A. Arnold Schwarzenegger

B. Benjamin Franklin

C. Ivan Pavlov

2. “The night/ Hath been to me a more familiar face/ Than that of man; and in her starry shade/ Of dim and solitary loveliness/ I learned the language of another world.”

A. Shel Silverstein

B. Colin Kaepernick

C. Lord Byron

3. “I put things down on sheets of paper and stuff them in my pockets. When I have enough, I have a book.”

A. John Lennon

B. Leo Tolstoy

C. Arnold Palmer

4. “Early to rise and early to bed makes a male healthy, wealthy, and dead. ”

A. James Thurber

B. James Taylor

C. James Madison

5. “Jury — A group of twelve men who, having lied to the judge about their hearing, health and business engagements, have failed to fool him.”

A. Socrates

B. Nancy Grace

C. H. L. Mencken

6. “This was the most unkindest cut of all.”

A. Scott Walker

B. William Shakespeare

C. Jackie Collins

7. “A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.”

A. St. Francis of Assisi

B. Sarah Silverman

C. Bernie Sanders

8. “The history of human opinion is scarcely anything more than the history of human errors.”

A. Pelé

B. Eminem

C. Voltaire

9. “My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.”

A. Errol Flynn

B. Gerald Ford

C. George Washington Carver

10. “Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.”

A. Yogi Bear

B. Yogi Berra

C. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi


Answers: 1-B, 2-C , 3-A , 4-A , 5-C , 6-B , 7-A , 8-C , 9-A , 10-B

Scoring:               10–QQQQ = Quote-Master   

(number correct)        8-9–QQQ = Scholar                       

                                   6-7–QQ = Literate

                                  4-5–Q = Semi-Literate

                                 0-3–No Q = Quote-Dunce


“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

~ Howard Thurman, 1899-1981, was an American theologian, educator, author, and civil rights leader.

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What’s Your Quotation Quotient? #442

Published September 20, 2015 at (Interactive version)


1. “The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.”


A. Oscar Wilde

B. Ross Perot

C. James Dean


2. “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.”


A. Henry David Thoreau

B. Mick Jagger

C. Davy Crockett


3. “Poetry is the opening and closing of the door, leaving those who look through to guess about what was seen during a moment.”


A. Carl Sagan

B. Carl Jung

C. Carl Sandburg


4. “Football combines the two worst features of American life: violence and committee meetings.”


A. Joe Namath

B. George Will

C. James Naismith


5. “If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.”


A. Confucius

B. Ted Cruz

C. Ulysses S. Grant


6. “Wise people, though all laws were abolished, would lead the same life.”


A. Chris Christie

B. Aristophanes

C. Sir Edmund Hillary


7. “I feel so much the continual death of everything and everybody, and have so learned to reconcile myself to it, that the final and official end loses most of its impressiveness.”


A. George Santayana

B. Bruce Springsteen

C. Gerald Ford


8. “You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, ‘My God, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!'”


A. Chiang Kai-shek

B. Dennis Mitchell

C. Dave Barry


9. “When the creative urge seizes one – at least, such is my experience – one become creative in all directions at once.”


A. Henry Ford

B. Henry Miller

C. Henry Cowell


10. “There are no facts, only interpretations.”


A. Roger Goodell

B. Friedrich Nietzsche

C. Gene Autry





Answers: 1-A, 2-A , 3-C , 4-B , 5-A , 6-B , 7-A , 8-C , 9-B , 10-B


Scoring:               10–QQQQ = Quote-Master   

(number correct)        8-9–QQQ = Scholar                       

                                   6-7–QQ = Literate

                                  4-5–Q = Semi-Literate

                                 0-3–No Q = Quote-Dunce




“Action without study is fatal. Study without action is futile.”

~ Mary Ritter Beard, 1876-1958 was an American historian and women’s rights advocate.










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What’s Your Quotation Quotient? #441

Published September 13, 2015 at (Interactive version)



1. “Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.”


A. Cher

B. Cleopatra

C. Twiggy


2. “Dentopedology is the science of opening your mouth and putting your foot in it. I’ve been practicing it for years.”


A. Yogi Berra

B. Rudyard Kipling

C. Prince Philip


3. “How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy.”


A. Marcus Aurelius

B. Ward Cleaver

C. Lisa Lampanelli


4. “It doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little people doesn’t add up to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you’ll understand that. Now, now… Here’s looking at you kid.”


A. Jimmy Stewart

B. Humphrey Bogart

C. John Belushi


5. “Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can’t have too many friends because then you’re just not really friends.”


A. Thomas Edison

B. Bruno Hauptmann

C. Truman Capote


6. “History is more or less bunk. It’s tradition. We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker’s damn is the history we make today.”


A. Henry Ford

B. Henry VIII

C. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


7. “The audience was swell. They were so polite they covered their mouths when they yawned.”


A. Bashar al-Assad

B. Bob Hope

C. Mike Huckabee


8. “The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism.”


A. Leonardo da Vinci

B. Albert Camus

C. Jessica Simpson


9. “We’ve begun to long for the pitter-patter of little feet – so we bought a dog. Well, it’s cheaper, and you get more feet.”


A. Michelle Duggar

B. Ralph Waldo Emerson

C. Rita Rudner


10. “A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.”


A. Benjamin Franklin

B. Nicolaus Copernicus

C. Lamont Cranston



Answers: 1-A, 2-C , 3-A , 4-B , 5-C , 6-A , 7-B , 8-B , 9-C , 10-C


Scoring:               10–QQQQ = Quote-Master   

(number correct)        8-9–QQQ = Scholar                       

                                   6-7–QQ = Literate

                                  4-5–Q = Semi-Literate

                                 0-3–No Q = Quote-Dunce




“If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others.”

–Francois de La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, was a French writer of moralistic maxims.








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