Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Results of ‘Who said (or wrote) that?’



  1. Does it matter? – losing your legs?

For people will always be kind

2 Great God! This is an awful place.

3 We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.

4 Life is short but sweet.

5 If only you small girls would listen to me, I would make of you the crème de

la crème.

6 I come from the haunts of coot and hern,

I make a sudden sally,

And sparkle out among the fern,

To bicker down the valley

7 Heaven cannot brook two sons, nor earth two masters

8 Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.

9 In nine cases out of ten a woman had better show more affection than she


10 Never throw stones at your mother,

You’ll be sorry for it when she’s dead,

Never throw stones at your mother,

Throw bricks at your father instead

11 Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough,

To get it ready for the plough.

12 An actor’s a guy who, if you ain’t talking about him, ain’t listening.


Seigfried Sassoon 1986-1967 wrote #1

Robert Falcon Scott 1868-1912 wrote #2

William Shakespeare 1564-1616 wrote #3

Sophocles 495-406 BC wrote #4

Muriel Spark 1918-2006 wrote #5

Alfred Lord Tennyson 1869-1892 wrote #6

Alexander the Great 356-323 BC wrote #7

St Augustin 354-430 wrote #8

Jane Austen 1775-1817 wrote #9

Brendan Behan 1923-1964 wrote #10

Sir John Betjman 1906-1984 wrote #11

Marlon Brando 1924- 2004 wrote #12


Nea came first with ten correct

Jan came second with eight correct

Sam came third with seven correct

Amy came fourth with four correct

Dandelion came fifth with three correct

Thanks to all participants and well done!

Where were the men?


Dr Maroon said...

We love a quiz, us, don't we? AND we can get quite shirty if we think any rules are being bent. It's something else that foreigners don't understand about us.
Once or twice we've managed to be in the pub on quiz night so we'll buy an answer sheet and join in just not to be stick in the muds, BLIMEY! What a carry on once the thing gets going! People shushing each other and trying to spy or overhear or complaining to the barman because he can't read the questions out properly.
It's the best night out you can have for the money.

PI said...

Doc: sounds great fun. The nearest I get to a pub quiz is on 'Eastenders'.

Nea said...

'twas fun and much easier for me as I was last to answer and got to see everybody elses guesses which helped a lot... hope that wasn't bending the rules too much.

Anyway I'm almost foreign now, so I'm excused and yipee I won. May not have been well deserved, but it was needed, so thank you Pat!

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

I can't believe I got the Muriel Spark one wrong! It was obvious, of course, after you told us. I could spit though. I loved Miss Brodie!

Our pub quiz is brilliant. We pay two dollars for at least two hours fun and outrage and combat and sometimes even victory - which comes in a liquid form for each round, meaning the team that wins an early round is handicapped a little for the later rounds. Overall winner gets a big plate of chocolate lava cake and cheesecake.

We won last night!

PI said...

Nea: for now you are the Queen of Quotes.

PI said...

Sam: I'm now feeling seriously deprived.