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What’s Your QQ*? #367

*QUOTATION QUOTIENT

(Published April 6, 2014 in the Monterey Herald.)

 

1. “Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.”

A. Jean-Paul Sartre

B. Nicolaus Copernicus

C. Carol Channing

 

2. “Custom is a mutable thing; yet we readily recognize the permanence of certain social values. Graciousness and courtesy are never old-fashioned.”

A. Wiley Post

B. Huffington Post

C. Emily Post

 

3. “THE fog comes/ on little cat feet./ It sits looking/ over harbor and city/ on silent haunches/ and then moves on.”

A. Edgar Allan Poe

B. Carl Sandburg

C. Jim Vanderzwaan

 

4. “Every crowd has a silver lining.”

A. P.T. Barnum

B. Madonna

C. Ron Silver

 

5. “Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.”

A. Henry Waxman

B. Henry Fonda

C. Henry Miller

 

6. “The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.”

A. William James

B. Jersey Joe Walcott

C. Alexander Hamilton

 

7. “We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.”

A. Mayor Rob Ford

B. George Bernard Shaw

C. Rutherford B. Hayes

 

8. “Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?”

A. Truman Capote

B. Robin Williams

C. Emily Brontë

 

9. “I have a prejudice against people with money. I have known so many, and none have escaped the corruption of power. In this I am a purist. I love people motivated by love and not by power. If you have money and power, and are motivated by love, you give it all away.”

A. Anaïs Nin

B. Larry the Cable Guy

C. John D. Rockefeller

 

10. “Knowledge can be communicated, but wisdom cannot. A man can find it, he can live it, he can be filled and sustained by it, but he cannot utter or teach it.”

A. Josiah Bartlet

B. Tony Blair

C. Hermann Hesse

 

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

BONUS QUOTE:

 “All men’s misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.” – Jean de La Bruyere

 (La Bruyere, 1645-1696, was a French philosopher and satiric moralist.)

 

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What’s Your QQ*? #319

*Quotation Quotient

  (Published May 5, 2013 in the Monterey County Herald.)

1. “The Roman government gave them bread and circuses. Today we give them bread and elections.”

A. Will Durant

B. Mitt Romney

C. George Gallup

2. “In Genesis it says that it is not good for a man to be alone, but sometimes it’s a great relief.”

A. Michelle Duggar

B. John Barrymore

C. Robinson Crusoe

3. “And in the streets the children screamed/ The lovers cried and the poets dreamed/ But not a word was spoken/ The church bells all were broken/ And the three men I admire most/ The Father Son and Holy Ghost/ They caught the last train for the coast/ The day the music died.”

A. Bob Dylan

B. Don McLean

C. Buddy Holly

4. “Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime.”

A. Red Auerbach

B. Red Barber

C. Red Skelton

5. “Time is the coin of your life. You spend it. Do not allow others to spend it for you.”

A. Susan B. Anthony

B. Mary J. Blige

C. Carl Sandburg

6. “There are only two kinds of freedom in the world; the freedom of the rich and powerful, and the freedom of the artist and the monk who renounces possessions.”

A. Anaïs Nin

B. Mitch McConnell

C. Karl Marx

7. “It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.”

A. Margaret Mitchell

B. Bertrand Russell

C. Mahatma Gandhi

8. “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.”

A. Thomas Jefferson

B. Abbie Hoffman

C. Ted Nugent

9. “The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.” 

A. Yogi Berra

B. Mark Twain

C. Vladimir Nabokov

10. “No person can maximize the American Dream on the minimum wage.”

A. Ben Jealous

B. Ralph Waldo Emerson

C. David Letterman

 

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

 

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:

“In every dispute between parent and child, both cannot be right, but they may be, and usually are, both wrong. It is this situation which gives family life its peculiar hysterical charm.” – Isaac Rosenfeld

 (Rosenfeld, 1918-1956, was a Jewish-American writer and member of the New York literary elite.)

 

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What’s Your QQ? #308

Published February 17, 2013 in the Monterey County Herald

Who said?

“The history of man is a series of conspiracies to win from nature some advantage without paying for it.” 

BONUS QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“There are two kinds of fool. One says, ‘This is old, and therefore good.’ And one says, ‘This is new, and therefore better.’ ” – John Brunner

 (Brunner, 1934-1995, was a British science fiction author.”

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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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