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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




“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? #469

Published April 3, 2016 at Montereyherald.com/lifestyle (Click HERE to play the Interactive version) 


1. “To me old age is always fifteen years older than I am.”


A. Billy Barty

B. Barbara Boxer

C. Bernard Baruch


2. “Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.”


A. Ann Morrow Lindbergh

B. Nikita Khrushchev

C. Charlie Chaplin


3. “I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.”


A. Colin Kaepernick

B. Helen Keller

C. Joseph McCarthy


4. “Canada is a country without a cuisine.  When’s the last time you went out for Canadian?”


A. Mickey Mantle

B. Marilyn Monroe

C. Mike Myers


5. “April is the cruelest month, breeding/ Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing/ Memory and desire, stirring/ Dull roots with spring rain.”


A. T.S. Eliot

B. Clint Eastwood

C. Edgar Allan Poe


6. “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”


A. Charles Koch

B. Mahatma Gandhi

C. Stephen Curry


7. “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”


A. Roald Dahl

B. John McCain

C. James Dean


8. “Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.”


A. Ho Chi Minh

B. Clarence Thomas

C. Kurt Vonnegut


9. “Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.”


A. Pelé

B. Voltaire

C. Prince


10. “As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.”


A. Ralph Nader

B. Yogi Berra

C. Carl Jung



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




“Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.”

–Miles Kington, 1941-2008, was a British writer, humorist, and musician.








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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


“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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