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What’s Your Quotation Quotient? #458

Published January 17, 2016 at Montereyherald.com/lifestyle (Click HERE to play the Interactive version)


1. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”


A. Will Smith

B. Carl Jung

C. Martin Luther King, Jr.


2. “I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.”


A. Darth Vader

B. Mae West

C. Walter White


3. “We are stardust/ We are golden/ And we’ve got to get ourselves/

Back to the garden.”


A. Joni Mitchell

B. Joan Baez

C. Hoagy Carmichael


4. “He (Billy Conn) can run, but he can’t hide.”


A. Joe Biden

B. Joe Louis

C. Joe Namath


5. “The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence.”


A. Art Linkletter

B. Terry Gross

C. Abraham Lincoln


6. “When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong.”


A. Bob Dole

B. Al Jolson

C. Eugene V. Debs


7. “You see things as they are and ask, ‘Why?’ I dream things as they never were and ask, ‘Why not?'”


A. George Bernard Shaw

B. Osama bin Laden

C. Ruth Bader Ginsburg


8. “For when the One Great Scorer comes/ To mark against your name,/ He writes – not that you won or lost –/ But how you played the Game.”


A. Grantland Rice

B. John Wooden

C. William “Refrigerator” Perry


9. “Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women it is merely a good excuse not to play football.”


A. Hillary Clinton

B. Hugh Hefner

C. Fran Lebowitz


10. “I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human. I felt very puny as a human. I thought, “F— that. I want to be a superhuman.”


A. David Letterman

B. David Bowie

C. David Koch



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




“As I grow older and older,/ And totter toward the tomb,/ I find that I care less and less,/ Who goes to bed with whom.”

―Dorothy L. Sayers, 1893-1957, an English mystery writer, created the Lord Peter Wimsey stories.










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What’s Your QQ? #236

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“Collecting quotations is an insidious, even embarrassing habit, like ragpicking or hoarding rocks or trying on other people’s laundry.  I got into it originally while trying to break an addiction to candy.  I kicked candy and now seem to be stuck with quotations, which are attacking my brain instead of my teeth.”  ~Robert Byrne

 (Byrne authored a number of books, including five collections of humorous quotations.) 

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