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    Quotations Quiz

    Quotations Quiz

    Do you really know these famous quotations?



    1. "Pride goeth before ___."

    Proverbs, 16:18


    2. "... to ____ the lily."

    Shakespeare, King John


    3. "A little ____ is a dangerous thing."

    Pope, An Essay on Criticism


    4. "A penny for your ____."

    Heywood, Proverbs


    5. "Music hath charms to soothe ____."

    Congreave, The Mourning Bride


    6. "Imitation is the sincerest ____ flattery."

    Coulton, The Lacon


    7. "Aske me no questions, and I'll tell you no ____."

    Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer


    8. "Give him an inch, he'll take ____."

    Ray, English Proverbs


    9. "Variety is the ____ of life."

    Cowper, The Task


    10. "____ is the root of all evil."

    I Timothy 6:10


    11. "Water, water everywhere, ____ drop to drink."

    Coleridge, Rime of the Ancient Mariner


    12. "I only regret that I have but ____ for my country."

    Nathan Hale


    13. "Beggars ____ choosers."

    Heywood, Proverbs


    14. "Winning isn't everything, ____."

    Vince Lombardi


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    Quotations Quiz



    Do you really know these famous quotations?



    1. "Pride goeth before ___."
    Proverbs, 16:18

    Spoiler:
    a destruction,and an haughty spirit before a fall


    2. "... to ____ the lily."
    Shakespeare, King John

    Spoiler:
    "...To gild refined gold, to paint the lily...


    3. "A little ____ is a dangerous thing."
    Pope, An Essay on Criticism



    Spoiler:
    A little learning is a dangerous thing;
    Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:

    There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,

    And drinking largely sobers us again.



    4. "A penny for your ____."

    Heywood, Proverbs



    Spoiler:
    thought




    5. "Music hath charms to soothe ____."

    Congreave, The Mourning Bride






    Spoiler:
    Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast,


    To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak.






    6. "Imitation is the sincerest ____ flattery."



    Coulton, The Lacon





    Spoiler:
    of






    7. "Aske me no questions, and I'll tell you no ____."

    Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer







    Spoiler:
    fibs






    8. "Give him an inch, he'll take ____."

    Ray, English Proverbs







    Spoiler:
    an ell - An Ell is a unit of measure, approximately 45 inches






    9. "Variety is the ____ of life."

    Cowper, The Task







    Spoiler:
    very spice






    10. "____ is the root of all evil."

    I Timothy 6:10







    Spoiler:
    for the love of money






    11. "Water, water everywhere, ____ drop to drink."

    Coleridge, Rime of the Ancient Mariner







    Spoiler:
    nor any






    12. "I only regret that I have but ____ for my country."

    Nathan Hale







    Spoiler:
    one life to lose






    13. "Beggars ____ choosers."

    Heywood, Proverbs







    Spoiler:
    should be no






    14. "Winning isn't everything, ____."

    Vince Lombardi







    Spoiler:
    but the will to win is everything. Although, he is still attributed to have said "Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing". But he, of course, denied ever saying it.







    Soroban,



    It was fun looking some of these old quotes and idioms up and realizing how they have been corrupted over the years.



    Here are some of my favorite misquoted phrases:




    batting down the hatches versus "batten down the hatches"



    mute point versus "moot point"



    adverse to versus "averse to"



    alterior motive versus "ulterior motive"



    barred wire versus "barbed wire"



    butt naked v "buck naked"



    one foul swoop versus "one fell swoop"



    James Cagney never said "Oooh, you dirty rat" and Cary Grant never said "Judy, Judy, Judy"



    Houston, we have a problem was really "OK, Houston..." which was cut off by Commander Jim Lovell saying "I believe we've had a problem here," followed fifteen seconds later by Lovell's "Houston, we've had a problem. We've had a main B bus undervolt."



    Mark Twain didn't say - "Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated." Actual quotation: "The report of my death is an exaggeration." In 1897 a journalist was sent to inquire after Twain's health, thinking he was near to death; in fact it was his cousin who was very ill.



    "Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely." — attribituted to Lord Acton -
    Actual quotation: "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely".



    "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." by Neil Armstrong is incorrect. It is believed that there's actually a missing "a" before "man". Without the "a", the words "man" and "mankind" are interchangeable, thus obscuring the contrast between the two clauses of Armstrong's intended statement. NASA attempted to explain the missing article as having been lost in the original transmission due to the limitations of the technology of the time.



    "All that glitters is not gold." - not Shakespeare
    Actual quotation: "All that glisters is not gold."



    "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" — Perez in Mourning Bride, by William Congreve
    Actual quote: "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned."



    "Me Tarzan, you Jane". Never said. It was "Tarzan, Jane" repeated several times.



    "Beam me up, Scotty" was never said. The closest was "Scotty, beam me up."



    "Play it again, Sam" was never said. Ilsa Lund said "Play it once, Sam, for old times' sake." and then "Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By"; later, Rick says "You played it for her, you can play it for me!"



    The complete phrase "Elementary, my dear Watson" does not appear in any of the 60 Holmes stories written by Doyle.



    "If you build it, they will come" was actually "If you build it, he will come."



    "Badges? We don't need no steenking badges!" is not in the film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre". Actual quote: "Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges!"


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    Hello, Masters!

    An outstanding job . . . you got them all!

    When you gave your list of misquotes,
    I said, "Hey, I know quite a few myself!",
    hoping to contribute to the exchange.
    But your list included all of them . . *sigh*

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