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Authors and Their Words

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Authors and Their Words game quiz
"These are some of the best lines I've collected over the years. See if you know which great author said them. But if you don't, maybe this will spark some interest."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Be it true or false, what is said about men often has as much influence upon their lives, and especially upon their destinies, as what they do.
    George Moore
    William Blake
    Victor Hugo
    Alice Walker


2. One can always be kind to people one cares nothing about.
    Oscar Wilde
    Charlotte Bronte
    Eric Hoffer
    Aldous Huxley


3. So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
    G.K. Chesterton
    George Bernard Shaw
    Jack London
    F. Scott Fitzgerald


4. In time we hate that which we often fear.
    William Shakespeare
    Arthur C. Clarke
    Christopher Marlowe
    Jay McInerney


5. All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
    Leo Tolstoy
    George Eliot
    Willa Cather
    Henry Van Dyke


6. The events of our lives happen in a sequence of time; but in their significance to ourselves, they find their own order.
    Ernest Hemingway
    Eudora Welty
    Shelby Foote
    Stephen Crane


7. Lord, how the day passes! It's like a life - so quickly when we don't watch it, and so slowly if we do.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Herman Melville
    Louisa May Alcott
    John Steinbeck


8. Some birds aren't meant to be caged, their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up, does rejoice.
    Stephen King
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    Margaret Atwood
    John Grisham


9. There is but one categorical imperative, namely this: Act only on that maxim whereby thou canst at the same time will that it should become a universal law.
    Voltaire
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    Immanuel Kant
    David Hume


10. Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that, what have you had?
    Henry James
    Harper Lee
    John Updike
    J.R.R. Tolkien


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Compiled Jun 28 12