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What’s Your Quotation Quotient? #439

Published August 30, 2015 at Montereyherald.com/lifestyle (Interactive version)


 

1. “The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have.”

A. Leonard Maltin

B. Leonard Hofstadter

C. Leonard Nimoy

2. “Nine tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.”

A. Wilt Chamberlain

B. Mona Lisa

C. Theodore Roosevelt

3. “Wouldn’t this be a great world if insecurity and desperation made us more attractive?”

A. Albert Brooks

B. Vladimir Putin

C. Martha Graham

4. “A self-righteous country soon forgets its righteousness and remembers only the self.”

A. Edgar Allen Poe

B. George Bernard Shaw

C. Hans Christian Anderson

5. “I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.”

A. Jonathan Swift

B. A.A. Milne

C. Julius Caesar

6. “Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.”

A. Pelé

B. Liberace

C. Aristotle

7. “The entire history of mankind is, in any case, nothing but a prolonged fight to the death for the conquest of universal prestige and absolute power.”

A. Lorne Michaels

B. Albert Camus

C. John Hancock

8. “The cruelest lies are often told in silence.”

A. Robert Louis Stevenson

B. Marcel Marceau

C. Yoko Ono

9. “I love flying. I’ve been to almost as many places as my luggage.”

A. Fred Astaire

B. Benjamin Franklin

C. Bob Hope

10. “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

A. Holden Caulfield

B. Rhett Butler

C. Atticus Finch

 

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

BONUS QUOTE:

“A great idea is usually original to more than one discoverer. Great ideas come when the world needs them. Great ideas surround the world’s ignorance and press for admission.”

–Austin Phelps, 1820-1890, was an American Congregational minister and educator.

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What’s Your QQ*? #410

*QUOTATION QUOTIENT

(Interactive version published February 1, 2015 at Montereyherald.com.)

 

1. “Life is a long lesson in humility.”

 

A. Donald Trump

B. Marco Polo

C. James M. Barrie

 

2. “Laurel and Hardy, that’s John and Yoko. And we stand a better chance under that guise because all the serious people like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Kennedy and Gandhi got shot.”

 

A. John Legend

B. John Lennon

C. John Travolta

 

3. “Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.”

 

A. Jack Kerouac

B. Chevy Chase

C. Millard Fillmore

 

4. “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

 

A. Roald Dahl

B. Joseph Stalin

C. Edgar Allan Poe

 

5. “I love mankind … it’s people I can’t stand!!”

 

A. Garfield

B. Charles Schulz

C. Abraham Lincoln

 

6. “When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? It is because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence.”

 

A. J. Krishnamurti

B. O. Henry

C. R. Kelly

 

7. “Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”

 

A. Bill Belichick

B. Ozzy Osbourne

C. Albert Camus

 

8. “Airline hostesses show you how to use a seatbelt in case you haven’t been in a car since 1965.”

 

A. Jerry Seinfeld

B. Mark Twain

C. Mario Andretti

 

9. “Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping and unintelligent.”

 

A. Bill Clinton

B. Pete Carroll

C. H. L. Mencken

 

10. “That’s the biggest gap in sports, the difference between the winner and the loser of the Super Bowl.”

A. Steve Jobs

B. John Madden

C. O.J. Simpson

 

 

 

 

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

 

BONUS QUOTES:

 “I’d run over my own mother to win the Super Bowl” – Washington Redskins guard Russ Grimm (Super Bowl XVIII)

 “I’d run over Russ Grimm’s mother to win the Super Bowl, too” – L. A. Raiders linebacker Matt Millen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What’s Your QQ*? #390

*QUOTATION QUOTIENT

(Published September 14, 2014 in the Monterey Herald.)

 

1. “In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.”

 

A. Matt Lauer

B. Carl Sandburg

C. Barack Obama

 

2. “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

 

A. Albert Einstein

B. Mary Tyler Moore

C. Martin Luther King

 

3. “Do you know what I love most about baseball? The pine tar, the resin, the grass, the dirt. And that’s just in the hot dogs.”

 

A. Yogi Berra

B. Oscar Mayer

C. David Letterman

 

4. “The United States, as the world knows, will never start a war.”

 

A. John F. Kennedy

B. George W. Bush

C. Rachel Maddow

 

5. “Before publishers’ blurbs were invented, authors had to make their reputations by writing.”

 

A. John Steinbeck

B. Mark Twain

C. Laurence J. Peter

 

6. “Life is the sum of all your choices.”

 

A. Albert Camus

B. Yoda

C. Meryl Streep

 

7. “I told my psychiatrist I got suicidal tendencies. He said from now on I have to pay in advance.”

 

A. Judge Judy

B. Rodney Dangerfield

C. Billy Graham

 

8. “What a commentary on our civilization, when being alone is considered suspect; when one has to apologize for it, make excuses, hide the fact that one practices it—like a secret vice!”

 

A. Anne Boleyn

B. Anne of Green Gables

C. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

 

9. “An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.”

 

A. Thomas Jefferson

B. Victor Hugo

C. Archie Bunker

 

10. “I’ve had so much plastic surgery, when I die they will donate my body to Tupperware.”

 

A. Nancy Pelosi

B. Joan Rivers

C. Abraham Lincoln

 

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

 

BONUS QUOTE:

 “I passed a mirror recently and saw my mother there./ She seemed surprised to see me. I’d caught her unaware./ But there’s no mistake about it. The dewlaps and graying hair/ Are so familiar to me I’d know them anywhere.” — Genevieve Smith Whitford

 (Whitford, 1915-2011, was a poet and the mother of actor Bradley Whitford.)

 

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What’s Your QQ? #304

Published January 20, 2013 in the Monterey County Herald

Who said?

“Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.’”

BONUS QUOTE OF THE DAY:

 

“There are two great days in a person’s life — the day we are born and the day we discover why.” – William Barclay

 (Barclay, 1907-1978, was a Scottish theologian and author.)

 

 

 

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