Missing Word: Retorts & Commentary (A-Z)

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Can you name the missing words from these famous writers' witty Apothegms and Zingers (A-Z)*?

Updated May 16, 2012

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** This is a companion game to "Mixed Word: Schoolyard Retorts"
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EpigramMissing WordLetter / Author
I like long walks, especially when they're taken by people who _____ me.A: Fred Allen
He could never see a _____ without hitting below it.B: Margot Asquith
Even a stopped _____ is right twice a day.C: Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a _____ husband.D: Michel de Montaigne
He has Van Gogh's ____ for music.E: Billy Wilder
I didn't attend the _______, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.F: Mark Twain
I never made a mistake in ________ but one in my life and as soon as I done it I seen it.G: Carl Sandburg
Some cause _________ wherever they go; others whenever they go.H: Oscar Wilde
Reader, suppose you were an _____. Now suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.I: Mark Twain
I don't make _____. I just watch the government and report the facts.J: Will Rogers
Nothing is so firmly believed as that which least is _____.K: Michel de Montaigne
The four most beautiful words in our common _________: I told you so.L: Gore Vidal
Bigamy is having one wife too many. _________ is the same.M: Oscar Wilde
That woman speaks eight languages and can't say ''___'' in any of them.N: Dorothy Parker
While he was not dumber than an ___ he was not any smarter either.O: James Thurber
It must be hard being brilliant with no way to _____ it.P: T. Merrill
The ability to ______ is a serviceable substitute for wit.Q: W. Somerset Maugham
Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time ________ it.R: Moses Hadas
Better to remain ______ and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.S: Mark Twain
______ everybody, but cut the cards.T: Finley Peter Dunne
Only two things are infinite: the ________ and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the former.U: Albert Einstein
He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the _____ I admire.V: Winston Churchill
Behind every successful man is a surprised ______.W: Maryon Pearson
A journalistic purpose could be someone with a ______ machine in a basement.X: Antonin Scalia
The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the _____ know everything.Y: Oscar Wilde
Bigot, n. One who is obstinately and _________ attached to an opinion that you do not entertain.Z: Ambrose Bierce

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