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What’s Your Quotation Quotient? #476

Published May 22, 2016 at Montereyherald.com/lifestyle (Click HERE to play the Interactive version)


1. “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”


A. T. Boone Pickens

B. F. Scott Fitzgerald

C. G. Gordon Liddy


2. “Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch. ”


A. James Bond

B. James Dean

C. James Baldwin


3. “Hope springs eternal in the human breast.”


A. Alexander Pope

B. Malcolm X

C. Bob Hope


4. “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”


A. Mark Twain

B. Lady Godiva

C. Harry S. Truman


5. “The test of a man or woman’s breeding is how they behave in a quarrel. “


A. Thomas Edison

B. Ralph Kramden

C. George Bernard Shaw


6. “The debt is like a crazy aunt we keep down in the basement. All the neighbors know she’s there, but nobody wants to talk about her.”


A. W. Somerset Maugham

B. H. Ross Perot

C. L. Frank Baum


7. “My husband’s German. Every night I get dressed up as Poland and he invades me.”


A. Bette Midler

B. Eleanor Roosevelt

C. Megyn Kelly


8. “I am half inclined to think we are all ghosts… It is not only what we have inherited from our fathers and mothers that exists again in us, but all sorts of old dead ideas and all kinds of old dead beliefs and things of that kind.”


A. Duke Snider

B. Henrik Ibsen

C. Jimmy Fallon


9. “I can’t help detesting my relations. I suppose it comes from the fact that none of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.”


A. Oscar de la Renta

B. Oscar Pistorius

C. Oscar Wilde


10. “Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.”


A. J.K. Rowling

B. H. L. Mencken

C. E. B. White


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




“Life is complicated. It starts before we’re ready, it continues while we’re still trying to figure out the point of it. And it ends long before we’ve worked out just what to do.”

― Adrian Tan, b. 1966, is a lawyer and author from Singapore.









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What’s Your QQ? #310

Published March 3, 2013 in the Monterey County Herald

Who said?

“Adultery is the application of democracy to love.”


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“A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.”  Peter De Vries

 (DeVries, 1910-1993, was an American editor and novelist.)


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What’s Your QQ? #265

Published April 15, 2012 in the Monterey County Herald.
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“I will never go bungee jumping. A rubber breaking was the reason I was born, it sure as hell isn’t going to be the reason that I die.” – Aaron Karo

 (Karo is a stand-up comic who posts his unique observations at ruminations.com.)

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