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Old 03-31-2013, 09:32 PM   #11431
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Thanks, Bookpossum. I'm surprised no one got Stephen King!

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Old 03-31-2013, 09:35 PM   #11432
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Quotes from famous people about other famous people. One point for the person or said (or wrote) it, and one point for the person it was said (or written) about.

Some of these are a good deal harder than others. Clues will be forthcoming as necessary.

1. [Name] — the nearest thing in incarnation to the eye of God.

2. Posterity will talk of Washington as the founder of a great empire, when my name shall be lost in the vortex of revolution.
- Napoleon on George Washington. Bookpossum, 2 points

3. We felt that the public, and especially the children, like animals that are cute and little. I think we are rather indebted to Charlie Chaplin for the idea. We wanted something appealing, and we thought of a tiny bit of a mouse that would have something of the wistfulness of Chaplin — a little fellow trying to do the best he could.
- Walt Disney on Charlie Chaplin. pdurrant, 2 points

4. Jane Austen's books, too, are absent from this library. Just that one omission alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn't a book in it.
- Mark Twain on Jane Austen. Poohbear, 2 points

5. It is fun to be in the same decade with you.

6. My Princess of Parallelograms
- Byron on Annabella Milbanke (his future wife). Fat Abe, 2 points

7. He had a large loving mind and the strongest sympathy with the poorer classes. He felt sure a better feeling, and much greater union of classes, would take place in time. And I pray earnestly it may.
- [Name] on Charles Dickens. Bookpossum, 1 point

8. Lady writer on the TV

9. The man who tunnelled into the very material of God
- Einstein on Rutherford. Kumabjorn, 1 point; Bilbo, 1 point

10. She is magnificently ugly — deliciously hideous... in this vast ugliness resides a most powerful beauty which, in a very few minutes steals forth and charms the mind, so that you end as I ended, in falling in love with her.
- Henry James on George Eliot. Poohbear, 2 points

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Poohbear 4 points
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Fat Abe, pdurrant 2 points
Bilbo, Kumabjorn 1 point

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Old 03-31-2013, 09:48 PM   #11433
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4. Mark Twain - on the absence of Jane Austen's books?
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:51 PM   #11434
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10. Henry James .... describing George Eliot
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:10 PM   #11435
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6. Anne I. Byron, mother of Ada Lovelace

8. Jessica Fletcher

9. Stephen Hawking
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:15 PM   #11436
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4. Mark Twain - on the absence of Jane Austen's books?
Correct! I thought that would be the first one to go.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:16 PM   #11437
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10. Henry James .... describing George Eliot
Correct again! Off to a great start.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:18 PM   #11438
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6. Anne I. Byron, mother of Ada Lovelace
Quite right, though she was still Annabella Milbanke when Byron wrote it.

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9. Stephen Hawking
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:40 PM   #11439
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2. That's Napoleon being modest. About George Washington I think?

3. First name Beatrix Potter?

7. Said about Charles Dickens?
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:09 PM   #11440
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2. That's Napoleon being modest. About George Washington I think?
Correct on both counts.

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No, not Miss Potter.
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Yes, it was.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:22 AM   #11442
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3. We felt that the public, and especially the children, like animals that are cute and little. I think we are rather indebted to [name] for the idea. We wanted something appealing, and we thought of a tiny bit of a mouse that would have something of the wistfulness of [name] — a little fellow trying to do the best he could.
Walt Disney speaking, name Charlie Chaplin?
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Einstein is correct, but for which part of the question?
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Correct on both counts!
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Einstein is correct, but for which part of the question?
The quote is about Einstein. But I don't know who said it. John F. Kennedy?
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