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Quotes from Great Writers
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"Here are some quotes from famous writers throughout history. See how many you know, but make sure you have fun doing so."
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"The civility which money will purchase is rarely extended to those who have none". Which English writer said this, please, sir?
Which great naturalist and author wrote "An American monkey ... after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men"?
George Bernard Shaw
Which prolific British author once remarked, "There is but an inch of difference between the cushioned chamber and the padded cell"?
"A highbrow is a man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea". Which great female English writer who was a member of the Bloomsbury Group said this?
"He was a bold man that first ate an oyster". Which Irish author, who wrote an unusual book relating to bodily size, said this?
F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Why is it that when you awake to the world of realities, you nearly always feel, sometimes very vividly, that the vanished dream has carried with it some enigma which you have failed to solve?" Which great Russian writer said this?
"The Nations of the earth are mostly swayed by fear - fear of the sort that a little cheap oratory turns easily to rage, hate and violence". Which novelist who wrote "Heart of Darkness" in 1902 said this?
Which English author of "Adam Bede" wrote, "The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history"?
Henry Handel Richardson
Which persecuted Irish born playwright and author remarked "For an artist to marry his model is as fatal as for a gourmet to marry his cook: the one gets no sittings and the other gets no dinners"?
Edgar Allan Poe
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This amazing man was a vaudeville, radio, film and television star, scriptwriter, stand-up comedian, and an author of ten best sellers. "When I was a boy, the Dead Sea was only sick" is an off the cuff remark he once made. Who is he?
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