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Old 06-23-2013, 11:56 PM   #12016
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Back to the drawingboard. Meanwhile:

10. Said of FDR? By Winston Churchill?
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:03 AM   #12017
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It was indeed said of FDR! But not by Churchill.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:45 AM   #12018
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No 3 is tantalising me because I feel I should know it. The reference to the brush suggests a painter talking about a writer. That level of enthusiasm and passion suggests Van Gogh's letters (which I did read a long time ago).

I don't know of whom he is writing though, assuming that guess is right.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:49 AM   #12019
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Very good, Bookpossum! It is indeed from a letter by Van Gogh.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:18 PM   #12020
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Some clues added.

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Quotes from famous people about famous people. One point for the person or said (or wrote) it, and one point for the person it was said (or written) about.

1. "He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."
Said by Faulkner of Hemingway. Fbone, Orlok, 1 point each.

2. "It is better, I should think, to have him for a friend than an enemy, for he is a most formidable-looking personage. I listened to him as he conversed with the other gentlemen. All he says is most simple, but often cynical, harsh, and contradictory."
Said by Charlotte Bronte of [?]. Poohbear, 1 point.
- Charlotte didn't meet a lot of famous writers.

3. "But my God, how beautiful [Shakespeare is], who else is as mysterious as he is; his language and method are like a brush trembling with excitement and ecstasy. But one must learn to read, just as one must learn to see and learn to live."
Said by Van Gogh of Shakespeare. Bookpossum, Fbone 1 point each.

4. "The greatest of superficial novelists... It were, in our opinion, an offense against humanity to place [name] among the greatest novelists."
Said by Henry James of Charles Dickens. Poohbear, 2 points

5. "[Heinlein] is a fine-looking man, very impressive and very military in stance; you can tell he has a military background, even to the haircut. He knows I'm a flipped-out freak and still he helped me and my wife when we were in trouble. That is the best in humanity, there; that is who and what I love."
- Said by Philip K. Dick of Heinlein. Fbone, 2 points.

6. "She looked a little stout, vivacious lady, very plainly dressed, not much dignity or pretension about her." - Said by [?] of Queen Victoria. Bookpossum, 1 point.
- Said by someone who appears elsewhere in this quiz.

7. "[He] always had something of...riveting stupidity to say on any subject."
Said by Gore Vidal of The Duke of Windsor (the former Edward VIII). Poohbear_nc, 2 points

8. "He is so amiable that I pronounce you will love him, if ever you become acquainted with him."
- Said by Jefferson of John Adams. Issybird, 2 points.

9. "Of all novelists in any country, [Trollope] best understands the role of money. Compared with him even Balzac is a romantic."
Said by [?] of Trollope. Billi, 1 point.
- Said by a C20th English writer.

10. "No matter when this man might have left us, we would have felt that we had suffered an irreplaceable loss... may he have a lasting influence on the hearts and minds of men!"
Said by Einstein of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Issybird, Bookpossum, 1 point each

Scores so far:
Poohbear_nc 5 points
Fbone 4 points
Bookpossum, Issybird 3 points
Billi, Orlok 1 point

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Old 06-24-2013, 09:00 PM   #12021
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Is No 1 said by Gore Vidal of Hemingway? It sounds waspish enough and you did say one person was responsible for two of the quotes.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:09 PM   #12022
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No, not Gore Vidal. And not someone who appears elsewhere in the quiz.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:12 PM   #12023
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1. William Faulkner to Hemingway.

Hemingway's response was beautiful, "Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?"
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:17 PM   #12024
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3.Guessing from the provided clue; Shakespeare.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:26 PM   #12025
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5. Sounds like Philip Dick of Heinlein.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:25 PM   #12026
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8. Jefferson about John Adams.

10. Said by Einstein.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:24 PM   #12027
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Fbone and Issybird are right on all counts! Well done.

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Quotes from famous people about famous people. One point for the person or said (or wrote) it, and one point for the person it was said (or written) about.

1. "He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."
Said by Faulkner of Hemingway. Fbone, Orlok, 1 point each.

2. "It is better, I should think, to have him for a friend than an enemy, for he is a most formidable-looking personage. I listened to him as he conversed with the other gentlemen. All he says is most simple, but often cynical, harsh, and contradictory."
Said by Charlotte Bronte of [?]. Poohbear, 1 point.
- Charlotte didn't meet a lot of famous writers.

3. "But my God, how beautiful [Shakespeare] is, who else is as mysterious as he is; his language and method are like a brush trembling with excitement and ecstasy. But one must learn to read, just as one must learn to see and learn to live."
Said by Van Gogh of Shakespeare. Bookpossum, Fbone 1 point each.

4. "The greatest of superficial novelists... It were, in our opinion, an offense against humanity to place [Dickens] among the greatest novelists."
Said by Henry James of Charles Dickens. Poohbear, 2 points

5. "[Heinlein] is a fine-looking man, very impressive and very military in stance; you can tell he has a military background, even to the haircut. He knows I'm a flipped-out freak and still he helped me and my wife when we were in trouble. That is the best in humanity, there; that is who and what I love."
- Said by Philip K. Dick of Heinlein. Fbone, 2 points.

6. "She looked a little stout, vivacious lady, very plainly dressed, not much dignity or pretension about her." - Said by Charlotte Bronte of Queen Victoria. Bookpossum, 2 points.

7. "[He] always had something of...riveting stupidity to say on any subject."
Said by Gore Vidal of The Duke of Windsor (the former Edward VIII). Poohbear_nc, 2 points

8. "He is so amiable that I pronounce you will love him, if ever you become acquainted with him."
- Said by Jefferson of John Adams. Issybird, 2 points.

9. "Of all novelists in any country, [Trollope] best understands the role of money. Compared with him even Balzac is a romantic."
Said by [?] of Trollope. Billi, 1 point.
- Said by a C20th English writer.

10. "No matter when this man might have left us, we would have felt that we had suffered an irreplaceable loss... may he have a lasting influence on the hearts and minds of men!"
Said by Einstein of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Issybird, Bookpossum, 1 point each

Scores so far:
Poohbear_nc 5 points
Bookpossum, Fbone 4 points
Issybird 3 points
Billi, Orlok 1 point

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Old 06-26-2013, 09:13 AM   #12028
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6. Charles Dickens?
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:41 PM   #12029
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6. Charles Dickens?
Not Dickens, but a fellow-novelist.

A fuller version of this quote contains a large clue:

"You ask about Queen Victoria's visit to Brussels. I saw her for an instant flashing through the Rue Royale in a carriage and six, surrounded by soldiers. She was laughing and talking very gaily. She looked a little stout, vivacious lady, very plainly dressed, not much dignity or pretension about her. The Belgians liked her very well on the whole. They said she enlivened the sombre court of King Leopold, which is usually as gloomy as a conventicle."

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Let's see if I can give large enough clues for the final two points to be gained:

2. "It is better, I should think, to have him for a friend than an enemy, for he is a most formidable-looking personage. I listened to him as he conversed with the other gentlemen. All he says is most simple, but often cynical, harsh, and contradictory."
Said by Charlotte Bronte of [?].
- An English novelist, though born in India. His most famous work has the subtitle "A Novel without a Hero".

9. "Of all novelists in any country, [Trollope] best understands the role of money. Compared with him even Balzac is a romantic."
Said by [?] of Trollope.
- Said by a C20th poet, born in England but later an American citizen.

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