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What’s Your Quotation Quotient? #475

Published May 15, 2016 at Montereyherald.com/lifestyle (Click HERE to play the Interactive version)

 

1. “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

 

A. Jimmy Carter

B. J. Edgar Hoover

C. Albert Einstein

 

2. “If God has made us in his image, we have returned him the favor.”

 

A. Voltaire

B. Dana Scully

C. Rick Warren

 

3. “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

 

A. Henry David Thoreau

B. Neil Patrick Harris

C. John Wilkes Booth

 

4. “I believe that children are the future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.”

 

A. Bob Dylan

B. Whitney Houston

C. Kim Jong-un

 

5. “An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.”

 

A. George Stephanopoulos

B. Donald Trump

C. Mahatma Gandhi

 

6. “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.”

 

A. George W. Bush

B. Vladimir Lenin

C. Bing Crosby

 

7. “I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God our forces stand again on Philippine soil.”

 

A. Douglas Adams

B. Douglas MacArthur

C. Douglas Fairbanks

 

8. “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”

 

A. Aristotle

B. Eminem

C. Pelé

 

9. “The only thing my husband and I have in common is that we were married on the same day.”

 

A. Angela Merkel

B. Princess Diane

C. Phyllis Diller

 

10. “It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.”

 

A. Lewis Carroll

B. Reince Priebus

C. Robert De Niro

 

 

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

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

–A. J. Liebling, 1904-1963, an American journalist, wrote frequently for the New Yorker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What’s Your Quotation Quotient? #467

Published March 20, 2016 at Montereyherald.com/lifestyle(Click HERE to play the Interactive version) 

 

1. “Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.”

 

A. Ralph Waldo Emerson

B. Paris Hilton

C. Francisco Franco

 

2. “The words ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,’ which I saw on an Italian movie poster, are perhaps the briefest statement imaginable of the basic appeal of movies.”

 

A. Pauline Kael

B. Mark Twain

C. Charlie Chaplin

 

3. “I will build a great wall – and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me – and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”

 

A. Harry S. Truman

B. Ted Cruz

C. Donald Trump

 

4. “To the people I forgot, you weren’t on my mind for some reason and you probably don’t deserve any thanks anyway.”

 

A. Sally Field

B. Eminem

C. Meryl Streep

 

5. “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”

 

A. Albert Einstein

B. Rod Serling

C. Ben Carson

 

6. “This nation has tossed its cap over the wall of space, and we have no choice but to follow it.”

 

A. Leonid Brezhnev

B. John F. Kennedy

C. Pat Paulsen

 

7. “When it comes right down to it, nothing has changed. The English sentence is just as difficult to write as it ever was.”

 

A. Vladimir Putin

B. William Shakespeare

C. John Steinbeck

 

8. “People in the media say they must look at the president with a microscope. Now, I don’t mind a microscope, but boy, when they use a proctoscope, that’s going too far.”

 

A. Richard Nixon

B. Barack Obama

C. Dr. Mehmet Oz

 

9. “Children are not our creations but our guests.”

 

A. Tom Bodett

B. John Updike

C. Sarah Palin

 

10. “There are things that happen between a man and a woman in the dark – that sort of make everything else seem – unimportant.”

 

A. Dakota Fanning

B. Indiana Jones

C. Tennessee Williams

 

 

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

“You must remember this/ A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh./ The fundamental things apply/ As time goes by.”

–Herman Hupfeld, 1894-1951, was an American songwriter who composed “As Time Goes By,” featured in the film “Casablanca.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MISATTRIBUTED WELL-KNOWN QUOTATIONS

My presentation at SkeptiCamp Monterey, January 2, hosted by the Monterey County Skeptics and the Humanists Association of the Monterey Bay Area.

SkeptiCamp Monterey 2016

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What’s Your Quotation Quotient? #449

Published November 8, 2015 at Montereyherald.com/lifestyle (Click HERE to play the Interactive version)


 

1. “We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.”

A. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

B. Howard Hughes

C. Antonio Banderas

2. “There is a terrific disadvantage in not having the abrasive quality of the press applied to you daily…even though we never like it, and even though we wish they didn’t write it, and even though we disapprove, there isn’t any doubt that we could not do the job at all in a free society without a very, very active press.”

A. Reince Priebus

B. John F. Kennedy

C. Josiah “Jed” Bartlet

3. “Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.”

A. Jane Austen

B. Jane Fonda

C. Jane Lynch

4. “I’ve often said there’s nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.”

A. Bill Shoemaker

B. Bill Gates

C. Ronald Reagan

5. “It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”

A. William Shakespeare

B. Hugh Laurie

C. Yogi Berra

6. “Indecision may or may not be my problem.”

A. Jimmy Buffett

B. George W. Bush

C. Vladimir Putin

7. “The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking.. the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.”

A. Harry S. Truman

B. Leonardo da Vinci

C. Albert Einstein

8. “Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body.”

A. Pablo Picasso

B. George Carlin

C. Pope Francis

9. “Happy trails to you, until we meet again./ Happy trails to you, keep smilin’ until then.”

A. Will Rogers and Wiley Post

B. Mr. Rogers and Mr. McFeely

C. Roy Rogers and Dale Evans

10. “I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.”

A. Mahatma Gandhi

B. Adolf Hitler

C. Jimmy Carter

 

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

“We should look in society not for consensus, but for in eliminable and acceptable conflicts, and for rationally controlled hostilities, as the normal condition of mankind…Harmony and inner consensus come with death.”

–Stuart Hampshire, 1914-2004, was an Oxford University philosopher.

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