Friday, October 12, 2007

Who Quoth What?

Aside

Some of you enjoyed the matching of quotes and writers when I did it previously so here are a further twelve quotes and twelve names. They are mixed nationalities to give everyone a chance. They aren’t easy but have a go and - need I say - no googling or equivalent please.

Here are the Quotes:

1 I’ve been poor and I’ve been rich. Rich is better.

2 Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his friends for his life.

3 Oats. A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.

4. In the real dark night of the soul it is always three o’clock in the morning.

5. A woman, especially if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.

6. All women become like their mother. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.

7. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself

8 He speaks to me as if I were public meeting.

9 Every man over forty is a scoundrel

10 Hell is other people

11 If you get simple beauty and nought else,
You get about the best thing God invents

12 Writing, when properly managed (as you may be sure I think mine is) is but a different name for conversation.

Here are those who wrote or spoke the words.


A Scott Fitzgerald

B Oscar Wilde

C Jeremy Thorpe

D Samuel Johnson

E Jane Austen

F Franklyn Roosevelt

G Sophie Tucker

H Laurence Sterne

I Queen Victoria

J Jean Paul Sartre

K Robert Browning

L George Bernard Shaw.

29 comments:

Casdok said...

I love quites, thank you!

sablonneuse said...

Oh dear, I can't wait for the answers because the only one I know is #8 - Queen Victoria.
#3 might be one of the definitions from Dr. J's dictionary???
As for the rest, some sound familiar but I haven't a clue who said them.

R. Sherman said...

Number 2 is Jesus Christ, although He's been plagiarized by many.

Seven is FDR.

One sounds like Fitzgerald.

I'm done. Have a good weekend.

Cheers.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

The only one I absolutely am positive of is Franklin D. Roosevelt..."The only thing we have to fear...etc." All the rest...well, it would ALL be a guess! Sophie Tucker, is she the one who said, "I've been rich and I've been poor...."? Oh Lordy these are hard, Pat! And I am really pretty dumb! (lol)

Dr Maroon said...

here are my guesses

1 Sophie Tucker
2 Jeremy Thorpe
3 Johnson
4 F Scott Fitzgerald
5 Jane Austen
6 Your favourite , Sartre
7 FDR
8 Queen Vic
9 Wilde
10 GBS
11 Sterne
12 Browning.

If I'm right, can you make the postal order out to CASH?

Dr Maroon said...

here are my guesses

1 Sophie Tucker
2 Jeremy Thorpe
3 Johnson
4 F Scott Fitzgerald
5 Jane Austen
6 Your favourite , Sartre
7 FDR
8 Queen Vic
9 Wilde
10 GBS
11 Sterne
12 Browning.

If I'm right, can you make the postal order out to CASH?

Drama Queen said...

3D. I know this as it totally winds me up. . .(Yes I'm Scottish).

PI said...

Sablonneuse, Randall and Naomi: thank you for playing along and not cheating. I can't comment further without giving the game away but Randall look again at 2.

PI said...

Doccie: that's a really brilliant effort. Results later.

PI said...

DQ: thanks for having a go. Some of my best friends...

TLP said...

I know that 11 is K, and that 7 is F. Number 4 sounds like A. He was so depressed. Number 5 should be E, even if it's not. That's the best I can do. Oh, number 2 sounds like Oscar Wilde, but I've read so much Wilde, and I don't remember that one. Okay, when are you going to tell us?

PI said...

TLP: I'll probably have to do it before we leave - late Saturday or else it will have to wait a few days. Excellent effort!

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

OK on first reading the one I recognise is #3-Samuel Johnson.

I'll need to get a pen and paper to have a shot at the rest.

Goody! I love these!

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

I meant that Samuel Johnson was the oats and horses one.

john.g. said...

I didn't know any of those.

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

OK
I think:
#1 Sophie Tucker
#2 Thorpe
#3 Samuel Johnson
#4 Sartre
#5 Jane Austen
#6 George Bernard Shaw
#7 Roosevelt
#8 Queen Victoria
#9 Fitzgerald
#10 Oscar Wilde
#11 Robert Browning
#12 Lawrence Sterne

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I lknow Oscar Wilde always produced some great ones.

I'm coming from Michele's non-existant meet & greet!

PI said...

John: that's because you are just a young lad. And honest.xox

Joe said...

Hi, Michele sent me!

Joe said...

Number 6 is Oscar Wilde. Number 3 is Samuel Johnson..that's all I know without guessing.

PI said...

Joe: I 'aint sayin' nuttin yet. but thanks for joining in.

kenju said...

I thought Churchill said "The only thing we have to fear is....."

LOL!

PI said...

Sam: something weird is happening to the comments - they seem to be going to dashboard. I have sorted yours now and It's killing me not to be able to say yea or nay. I will say no-one is 100% yet.

PI said...

Judy: I think it's sweet that no-one is cheating.

Jean-luc: I was worried also about Michele's but all seems to be OK now. Phew!

PI said...

casdok: your comment was one of the ones that went astray.

Linda said...

those are some great quotes, but I'm not even going to attempt them...but I wanted to say hello from Michele's today!

PI said...

Hi Linda: that's OK:)

Catherine said...

I'd be guessing if I tried to match up the complete list. I do know that no 10 is Jean-Paul Sartre. I'm surprised no one else got that, they are obviously clever people since they know many of the others. I agree that no 8 is Queen Victoria, and I'd guess no 12 for Jane Austen, but I'm going to leave it at that.
I do like the one about oats :)
Michele sent me

PI said...

Catherine: thanks - results tomorrow.