Saturday, April 19, 2014

Q is for Quiz Time

It's Q day. The quirkiest and quite the most confusing letter of the alphabet. I was in a bit of a quandary regarding my post for the day but then I'm no quitter. 

And so this is what I came up with - a famous authors' Quote Quiz.

Here are some of my favourite quotes from some of the cleverest authors. Some you'll surely recognise, some that'll make you smile and some that'll have you nodding your head in agreement. 

Check out how many you can fix to a name and a face.


1. If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they're yours; if they don't they never were.

2. Big Brother is watching you. 

3. Several excuses are always less convincing than one.

4. To say 'I love you' one must first be able to say the 'I'.

5. My books are like water; those of great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water.
 
6. To be a successful father... there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years.

7. I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.

8.
Oh, 'tis love, 'tis love that makes the world go round.

9. To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
 
10. A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.

11. When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'

12. Never have more children than you have car windows.

13.
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

14. God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.

15. To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

Answers:
1. Richard Bach
2. George Orwell
3. Aldous Huxley
4. Ayn Rand
5. Mark Twain
6. Ernest Hemingway
7. Jerome K. Jerome
8. Lewis Carrol
9. Oscar Wilde
10. Jane Austen
11. Stephen King 
12. Erma Bombeck
13. George Burns
14. Rudyard Kipling
15. e. e. Cummings 
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So was your favourite quote on the list? No? Well then share it with me here.
How did you score on the quiz?

And before I forget - here's Monday's clue. This author was a real-life James Bond before he settled down to writing. What's more, he tops mine, as well as my kids', list of favourites. Quick now tell me who he is.
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This post is part of the April A to Z Challenge, 2014 for the theme AMAZING AUTHORS.


Also linking to the Ultimate Blog Challenge.


12 comments:

  1. Lovely idea for a post! I got five right, I think. So glad you included Cummings :)

    Monday is Raymond Chandler? Mind is foggy on Saturday morning.

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  2. Nice idea and enjoyed the quotes. I like #1 best.

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  3. I do not remember the names but there were quite a many that I like.It is a good collection

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  4. Cool idea! My favorite quote was # 11, ♥

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  5. Among these quotes, as far as my personal favs are concerned I would say it is a tie between 7 and 11. But maybe 7 is a winner, after all :) Very creative post.

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  6. I think 9 is a good one - basic for life, and I also always loved no 1. Very moving.. Great ide on Q- Tulika - loved the surprising quiz:-)

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  7. I like the Jerome quote about work--funny. I didn't recognize anyone in the photos.

    I'm now following your blog and your Twitter which you aren't doing too much with.

    Lee
    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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  8. Excellent quiz. I am terrible at remembering who said what but I do remember almost all of the quotes.

    Carol @ Battered Hope

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  9. ;-) Didn't bother to guess. But what a fabulous list of quotes! I love it when they are witty and humorous!

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  10. What a lovely idea for a post. My favourite is Erma Bombeck - I think she's hysterically funny.

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  11. "God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers." is my favorite quotes..coz I too am a mother.
    Don't ask about the quiz..Ok.. I scored one..:P Jane Austen saved me from going out with an ignominious zero... :)

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