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What’s Your QQ*? #328

*Quotation Quotient

  (Published July 7, 2013 in the Monterey County Herald.) 

 

1. “That’s the problem with nature. Something’s always stinging you or oozing mucus on you. Let’s go watch TV.”

A. Bill Watterson

B. Kanye West

C. John Muir

2. “There is more to life than increasing its speed.”

A. Danica Patrick

B. George Burns

C. Mahatma Gandhi

3. “Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.”

A. Plato

B. Charles Schulz

C. George Stephanopoulos

4. “Peace, in the sense of the absence of war, is of little value to someone who is dying of hunger or cold. …Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.”

A. Salvador Dali   

B. Dalai Lama

C. Dolly Parton

5. “An actor’s a guy who, if you ain’t talking about him, ain’t listening. ”

A. William Shakespeare

B. Marlon Brando

C. Katharine Hepburn

6. “This is…what it’s like being a successful woman in America. You get to be treated as the second sex by an ever-more-elite class of men.”

A. Cleopatra

B. Michele Bachmann

C. Ellen Goodman

7. “Don’t you draw the Queen of Diamonds, boy, she’ll beat you if she’s able. You know, the Queen of Hearts is always your best bet.”

A. The Black Crowes

B. The Byrds

C. The Eagles

8. “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”

A. Lucille Ball

B. Methuselah

C. Ted Williams

9. “That which we call sin in others is experiment for us.”

A. Ralph Nader

B. Ralph Kramden

C. Ralph Waldo Emerson

10. “Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor.”

A. Lady Bird Johnson

B. Vladimir Putin

C. Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks

 

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

 

“When you go to work, if your name is on the building, you’re rich. If your name is on your desk, you’re middle-class. If your name is on your shirt, you’re poor.” – Rich Hall

 (Hall, b. 1954, is an American comedian and writer.)

 

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What’s Your QQ*? #323

*Quotation Quotient

  (Published June 2, 2013 in the Monterey County Herald.)

1. “Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”

A. George Orwell

B. Rush Limbaugh

C. Dom DeLuise

2. “Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.”

A. A. J. Liebling

B. Rupert Murdoch

C. Johannes Gutenberg

3. “When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.”

A. LeBron James

B. Tommy James

C. William James

4. “I have examined myself thoroughly and come to the conclusion that I don’t need to change much.”

A. Donald Trump

B. Sigmund Freud

C. John Hancock

5. “You want me to strap her to the hood?…She’ll be fine. It’s not as if it’s going to rain or something.”

A. “Animal House”

B. “King Kong”

C. “National Lampoon’s Vacation”

6. “Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality.”

A. Erich Fromm

B. Benjamin Franklin

C. Kathy Griffin

7. “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”

A. Ronald Reagan

B. Winston Churchill

C. Tom Cruise

8. “As is the generation of leaves, so is that of humanity./ The wind scatters the leaves on the ground, but the live timber/ Burgeons with leaves again in the season of spring returning./ So one generation of men will grow while another dies.”

A. Homer Simpson

B. Homer

C. Winslow Homer

9. “To do injustice is more disgraceful than to suffer it.”

A. Plato

B. Karel

C. Bono

10. All I know is what I read in the papers.”

A. Forrest Gump

B. Michele Bachmann

C. Will Rogers

 

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

“Wisdom tells me I am nothing./ Love tells me I am everything./

Between the two, my life flows.”

   ~Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

 (Maharaj, 1897-1981, was an Indian spiritual teacher and philosopher.)

 

 

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What’s Your QQ*? #313

  *Quotation Quotient

(Published March 24, 2013 in the Monterey County Herald.)                      

1. “The first day of spring is one thing and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.”

 A. Henry van Dyke

B. Dick Van Dyke

C. Jerry Van Dyke

 2. “It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.”

 A. Ted Nugent

B. Albert Einstein

C. Sammy Davis Jr.

 3. “Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.”

 A. George Zimmerman

B. George Bernard Shaw

C. George Michael

 4. “I was a child and she was a child,/ In this kingdom by the sea;/ But we loved with a love that was more than love-/ I and my Annabel Lee;/ With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven/ Coveted her and me.”

 A. Rudyard Kipling

B. Luciano Pavarotti

C. Edgar Allan Poe

 5. “To be entirely free, and at the same time, entirely dominated by law, is the eternal paradox of human life that we realise at every moment.”

 A. Oscar Wilde

B. Meryl Streep

C. Sigmund Freud

 6. “The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his.”

 A. Millard Fillmore

B. Tommy Rettig

C. James Thurber

 7. “But a man can be a tramp, purposeless, and be happy… I verily believe, vast numbers of men would gladly drift away as wasters, if there were anywhere to drift to.”

 A. Jennifer Lawrence

B. D.H. Lawrence

C. Lawrence of Arabia

 8. “We all have to be concerned about terrorism, but you will never end terrorism by terrorizing others.”

 A. Martin Luther King III

B. Dick Cheney

C. Osama bin Laden

 9. “I don’t believe medical discoveries are doing much to advance human life. As fast as we create ways to extend it we are inventing ways to shorten it.”

 A. C. Everett Koop

B. Hippocrates

C. Christiann Barnard

 10. “No human thing is of serious importance.”

 A. Bono

B. Garfield

C. Plato

 

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

BONUS QUOTE:

 “The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.”   – Cyril Connolly

 (Connolly, 1903-1974, was an English literary critic and writer.)

 

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What’s Your QQ? #301

Published December 30, 2012 in the Monterey County Herald

Who said?

“The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won’t get much sleep.”

 

BONUS QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” -Bill Vaughan

 (Vaughn, 1915-1977, wrote a syndicated column for the Kansas City Star for more than thirty years.)

 

 

 

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