Clues for: Quotes

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This "A Tramp Abroad" author opined, "Wagner's music is better than it sounds" (Mark) Twain 200 April 13, 2005
"I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end", said this British "Iron Lady" (Margaret) Thatcher 400 April 13, 2005
In 2005, shortly after announcing her engagement (after a 35-year affair), she said, "I'm just coming down to Earth" Camilla Parker Bowles 600 April 13, 2005
"A fool and his money are soon elected", said this humorist who died in 1935 Will Rogers 800 April 13, 2005
From his "Devil's Dictionary": "Diplomacy, n. The patriotic art of lying for one's country" (Ambrose) Bierce 1000 April 13, 2005
Karl Marx: This "is the opium of the people" religion 200 February 25, 2005
Mark Twain:"Familiarity breeds contempt--and" these children 400 February 25, 2005
Napoleon:"From" this "to the ridiculous is but a step" the sublime 600 February 25, 2005
Kipling:"And a woman is only a woman, but a good" this "is a smoke" a cigar 800 February 25, 2005
Shakespeare:"Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and" this? ale 1000 February 25, 2005
This Biblical shepherd asked, "Shall I go and smite these Philistines?" David 200 January 27, 2003
This humorist used to open his lectures with "All I know is just what I read in the papers" Will Rogers 400 January 27, 2003
In a letter, Ben Franklin wrote that this was "a much more respectable bird" than the bald eagle wild turkey 600 January 27, 2003
The 1711 work "Essay on Criticism" says, "A little learning is" this a dangerous thing 800 January 27, 2003
Pres. Eisenhower claimed that appointing him chief justice was the "biggest damfool mistake I ever made" Earl Warren 1000 January 27, 2003
His "Little Red Book" calls reactionaries "Paper tigers, dead tigers, bean-curd tigers" Mao Tse-tung 100 July 17, 1997
To Emily Dickinson, this genre "Makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me" Poetry 200 July 17, 1997
It follows Jesus' words, "For many are called" "But few are chosen" 300 July 17, 1997
"Music has" these "to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak" Charms 500 July 17, 1997
In 1994 he said his countrymen were as attached to the land as "The famous jacaranda trees of Pretoria" Nelson Mandela July 17, 1997
Robert Lowell wrote, "If we see a light" here, "it's the light of an oncoming train" at the end of the tunnel 100 January 11, 1994
On arriving in this city, Robert Benchley telegramed, "Streets full of water. Please advise" Venice 200 January 11, 1994
W.C. Fields said, "It's a funny old world--a man's lucky if he gets out of it" this way alive 300 January 11, 1994
Arthur Miller work that includes the line "He's liked, but he's not--well liked <i>Death of a Salesman</i> 400 January 11, 1994
He said of the Gunpowder Plot, "A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy Guy Fawkes 500 January 11, 1994
This animal has been described as "a pogo stick with a pouch" a kangaroo 100 July 1, 1993
Seneca wrote, "What fools these mortals be" centuries before this dramatist Shakespeare 200 July 1, 1993
The quote "I am looking for" this type of "man" has been attributed to Aesop & to Diogenes the Cynic an honest man 300 July 1, 1993
Aristotle said, "One" of these birds "does not make a summer; neither does one fine day" a swallow 400 July 1, 1993
The first line of "The American Crisis, No. 1", a 1776 tract by Thomas Paine These are the times that try men\'s souls 500 July 1, 1993
Mark Twain said, "Everyone is" one of these heavenly bodies "and has a dark side which he never shows" a moon 100 May 27, 1993
A famous quote about suckers says they're born this often every minute 200 May 27, 1993
Prime minister who said in 1941, "Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never" Winston Churchill 300 May 27, 1993
The most famous quote from "1984" is undoubtedly "Big Brother is" doing this watching you 400 May 27, 1993
This author wrote of "making the world safe for hypocrisy" in "Look Homeward, Angel" Thomas Wolfe 500 May 27, 1993
This state has been called "The Keystone of the Democratic Arch" Pennsylvania 100 February 22, 1993
In a 1987 speech, he said, "The idea of perestroika...combines continuity and innovation" (Mikhail) Gorbachev 200 February 22, 1993
Eldridge Cleaver said, "You're either part of" this "or part of the problem" the solution 300 February 22, 1993
In her famous diary, she wrote, "I still believe that people are really good at heart" Anne Frank 400 February 22, 1993
W.P. Kinsella's book "Shoeless Joe" contains the line "If you build it" this will happen he will come 500 February 22, 1993
George Washington said, "To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving" this Peace 100 November 10, 1992
Alexander Pope described this personal anniversary as "the funeral of the former year" birthday 200 November 10, 1992
This Indian leader said "Nonviolence is the first article of my faith and the last article of my creed" Mohandas Gandhi 300 November 10, 1992
Jean de la Bruyere said "Time, which strengthens friendship, weakens" this emotion Love 400 November 10, 1992
On accepting a seat in the British parliament she said, "I am a Virginian, so naturally I am a politician" Lady Astor 500 November 10, 1992
Erich Segal's script for this film gave us the line "Love means never having to say you're sorry" <i>Love Story</i> 100 July 10, 1992
According to Emerson, "Every ship that comes to America got its chart from" him Columbus 200 July 10, 1992
This coach said, "Football isn't a contact sport, it's a collision sport" Vince Lombardi 300 July 10, 1992
Thomas Jefferson wrote, "The god who gave us life, gave us" this "at the same time" liberty 400 July 10, 1992
Adele Davis wrote, "... thousands of persons have studied disease. Almost no one has studied" this health 500 July 10, 1992
"It is easier for a camel to go through" this "than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God" the eye of a needle 100 May 5, 1992
The Christophers" motto is "It is better to light one" of these "than to curse the darkness" a candle 200 May 5, 1992
Time magazine said this man "and the FBI were one—creator and creation" (J. Edgar) Hoover 300 May 5, 1992
He wrote of human speech in "Madame Bovary", "We long to make music that will melt the stars" Gustave Flaubert 400 May 5, 1992
"He who praises everybody, praises nobody" is a footnote in his "Life of Johnson" Boswell 500 May 5, 1992
In his "Essay on Criticism", Alexander Pope said, "To err is human, to forgive" is this divine 100 January 7, 1992
W.T. Ballard said, "You can take a boy out of" this NYC borough, "but you can never get" it "out of the boy" Brooklyn 200 January 7, 1992
Samuel Johnson said to this author, "You have but two topics, yourself and me. I am sick of both" Boswell 300 January 7, 1992
Mortally wounded, Capt. James Lawrence said, "Tell the men to fire faster and" don't do this don\'t give up the ship 400 January 7, 1992
In "McCulloch v. Maryland" he said "We must never forget that it is a constitution we are expounding" John Marshall 500 January 7, 1992
Before his heavyweight title fight Joe Louis said of Billy Conn, "He can run, but he can't" do this hide 100 July 16, 1991
"Dear fatherland, no danger thine: firm stands thy watch along" this river the Rhine 200 July 16, 1991
Former Sec'y of State Shultz said, "Who walks in the middle of" this "gets hit from both sides" the road 300 July 16, 1991
In 1849 they wrote, "The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class" Marx & Engels 400 July 16, 1991
In 1787 he wrote, "I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing" Thomas Jefferson 500 July 16, 1991
Samuel Johnson wrote, "It matters not how a man dies, but how he" does this lives 100 May 13, 1991
In a poem about this man, Longfellow said, "The fate of a nation was riding that night" Paul Revere 200 May 13, 1991
In 1852 F. Douglass said, "To the American slave" the celebration of this holiday "is a sham" Independence Day (the 4th of July) 300 May 13, 1991
La Rochefoucauld said, "The mind is always the dupe of" this organ the heart 500 May 13, 1991
Herman Melville said this facial expression "is the chosen vehicle for all ambiguities" a smile May 13, 1991
Georges Clemenceau called this "much too important a matter to be left to the generals" War 100 January 17, 1991
The "Cynics' Cyclopedia" defined this as "Patrick Henry's second choice" Death 200 January 17, 1991
An anonymous wag defined a king as "a highly paid model for" these "sticky things" Postage Stamps 300 January 17, 1991
Mark Twain said this "Parsifal" composer's music "is better than it sounds" Richard Wagner 400 January 17, 1991
This "Candide" author said, "The secret of being a bore is to tell everything" Voltaire 500 January 17, 1991
It was Edward Francis Albee who first said "Never give a sucker" one of these An even break 100 November 6, 1990
Nicholas Murray Butler called an expert "One who knows more and more about" this Less and less 200 November 6, 1990
In 1898 William Randolph Hearst cabled Frederic Remington, "You furnish the pictures & I'll furnish" this The war 400 November 6, 1990
Leo Rosten said of him, "Anyone who hates babies & dogs can't be all bad" W.C. Fields 500 November 6, 1990
An 1855 book subtitled "The Economical Relations of Slavery" was titled this "Is King" Cotton November 6, 1990
"At two hours after midnight appeared the land," he wrote in his journal October 12, 1492 Columbus 100 September 17, 1990
Hollywood has been called "the only asylum run by" these people the inmates 200 September 17, 1990
The phrase "The War that Will End War" is the title of a 1914 book by this author of "The Time Machine" H.G. Wells 300 September 17, 1990
The lyricist who coined the phrase "The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain" (Alan Jay) Lerner 400 September 17, 1990
In his notebooks this Renaissance artist claimed "The Medici created and destroyed me." Leonardo (da Vinci) 500 September 17, 1990
Robert Frost wrote, "To" do this "is human, not to, animal" err 100 April 6, 1990
In "An Essay on Man" Pope wrote this "springs eternal in the human breast" hope 200 April 6, 1990
Carl Sandburg wrote, "Sometime they'll give" one of these "and nobody will come" war 400 April 6, 1990
Kipling said, "He travels the fastest who travels" this way alone 500 April 6, 1990
Advised not to be a lawyer, as the profession was overcrowded, D. Webster said, "There is always room" here at the top April 6, 1990
Ben Franklin said, "3 may keep a secret, if 2 of them are" this Dead 100 December 21, 1989
Douglas MacArthur said, "It is fatal to enter any war without the will to" do this Win 200 December 21, 1989
He wrote in "Candide", "If this the best of possible worlds, what then are the others?" Voltaire 300 December 21, 1989
Churchill called this country "A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma" Soviet Union/Russia 400 December 21, 1989
On May 23, 1775 he said, "Gentlemen may cry peace, peace, but there is no peace" Patrick Henry December 21, 1989
Hollywood empire builder who "Labored like a mountain and brought forth a mouse" Walt Disney 100 November 27, 1989
American humorist who was dubbed "Poet Lariat" Will Rogers, Jr. 200 November 27, 1989
A player said of this late Green Bay coach, "He treats every man the same; he treats us all like dogs" Vince Lombardi 300 November 27, 1989
Those who knew this actress agreed with her statement "I've been on a calendar, but never on time" Marilyn Monroe 400 November 27, 1989
In 1952 a critic called this Fr. philosopher the "Decade's foremost theatrical confidence man" Jean-Paul Sartre November 27, 1989
In the "Aeneid", Virgil wrote, "I fear" them "even when they bring gifts" Greeks 100 November 10, 1989
England's James I called it "Hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs" Tobacco 200 November 10, 1989
19th C. German chancellor who spoke of "Blut und Eisen", meaning "blood & iron" Otto von Bismarck 300 November 10, 1989
Longfellow called it "The Universal Language of Mankind" Music 400 November 10, 1989
Pascal said if her "nose had been shorter, the whole face of the world would have been changed" Cleopatra (of Egypt) 500 November 10, 1989
During the filming of "Citizen Kane", it was said of him, "There but for the grace of God goes God" Orson Welles 100 October 25, 1989
Around 1803 Madame de Staël remarked that he "is nothing more than Robespierre on horseback" Napoleon Bonaparte 200 October 25, 1989
Albert Einstein said this woman scientist was "the only one whom fame has not corrupted" Marie Curie 300 October 25, 1989
Churchill said this Sec'y of State under Ike was "a bull who carries his china shop with him" John Foster Dulles 400 October 25, 1989
Witty New Yorker who once called herself "the toast of 2 continents: Greenland & Australia" Dorothy Parker 500 October 25, 1989
Robert Burns wrote, "We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, for" this auld lang syne 100 March 22, 1989
Author of "The Bell Jar" who said, "Dying is an art...I do it exceptionally well" Sylvia Plath 200 March 22, 1989
Of this "ship" Longfellow said, "Sail on, o union, strong and great! hanging...on thy fate" Ship of State 300 March 22, 1989
In 1643 this future lord protector claimed "A few honest men are better than numbers" Oliver Cromwell 400 March 22, 1989
Gustave Flaubert said, "One becomes" one of these "when one cannot be an artist" a critic 500 March 22, 1989
She claims "Darling, I am a wonderful housekeeper. After every divorce I keep the house" Zsa Zsa Gabor 100 July 14, 1987
"Show me a hero & I will write you a tragedy"--& both he & Zelda died tragically Scott Fitzgerald 200 July 14, 1987
Algonquin wit, she suggested for her epitaph, "Excuse my dust" Dorothy Parker 300 July 14, 1987
He advised housewives on TV "If your husband is a breast or a leg man, ask for my chicken parts" Frank Perdue 400 July 14, 1987
Architect Louis Sullivan formulated the architectural dictum "Form follows" this function 500 July 14, 1987
Lauren Bacall said "He cried at every one of his own weddings--& with good reason" Humphrey Bogart 100 May 15, 1987
What Richard Grafton was talking about in 1570 when he concluded with "all the rest have 31" months 200 May 15, 1987
When Horace Greeley said it, he continued with "& grow up with the country" Go west, young man 300 May 15, 1987
Architect Le Corbusier said this "is a machine for living in" a house 400 May 15, 1987
Order George Pope Morris gave to the woodman Spare that tree! 500 May 15, 1987
Illegal occupation referred to in the saying, "The best way to make money is to make money" counterfeiting 100 April 6, 1987
Henry Ford said, then later denied saying, "History is more or less" this bunk 200 April 6, 1987
Lewis Mumford said in 1961, "Our national flower is" this type of highway interchange the cloverleaf 300 April 6, 1987
Sam Goldwyn said, "So many people showed up at Louis B. Mayer's funeral... to make sure" of this that he was dead 400 April 6, 1987
"Too many cooks spoil the brothel," said this most famous N.Y. madam of the '20s & '30s Polly Adler 500 April 6, 1987
Film in which you'd hear the line "Open the pod bay door, HAL" <i>2001 (A Space Odyssey)</i> 100 December 22, 1986
Hemingway called this European capital "a moveable feast" Paris 200 December 22, 1986
In "Klondike Annie" she said, "Between 2 evils, I always pick the one I never tried" Mae West 300 December 22, 1986
Baum wrote "The road to the City of Emeralds is paved with..." this yellow bricks 400 December 22, 1986
Bandleader who said in 1977, "When I go I'll take New Year's Eve with me" Guy Lombardo 100 September 8, 1986
Finishes Lord Chesterfield's 1749 line; "No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off..." until tomorrow what you can do today 200 September 8, 1986
Word which completes the line from "The Virginian", "When you call me that, ...." smile 300 September 8, 1986
Theodore Roosevelt's adage with which "you will go far" "Speak softly and carry a big stick, and..." 400 September 8, 1986
In Bartlett's, the line from Shakespeare's "Henry V", "The game's afoot", footnotes this other author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 500 September 8, 1986