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QUIZ: Can you name the person, thing or idea that is being referred to in the quotation?

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'_____ is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.' - H. G. Wells, author
'_________ ___________ is tyranny with manners.' - Charlton Heston, actor and political activist
'People demand _______ __ ______ to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.' - Soren Aabye Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher and social critic
'_______ is silent poetry.' - Simonides, Greek poet
'Talent does what it can; ______ does what it must.' - Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, English writer and politican
'I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with ___________.' - Frank Lloyd Wright, writer and designer
'_____ are the enemy of truth.' - Don Quixote, 'Man of La Mancha'
'Once you eliminate the __________, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.' - Sherlock Holmes
'All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a ___________.' - Ambrose Bierce, journalist
'An ___________ is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an _____________ rightly considered.' - Gilbert Keith Chesterton, writer
'Many a man's __________ would not know his character if they met on the street.' - Elbert Hubbard, writer and philosopher
'If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the ________.' - Carl Sagan, American astronomer
'Knowledge speaks, but _______ listens.' - Jimi Hendrix, musician
'_____ is an excellent way of listening to an opera.' - James Stephens, novelist and poet
'_________ is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.' - Will Durant, writer and philosopher
'I have often regretted my speech, never my _______.' - Xenocrates, Greek philosopher
'___ is educated insolence.' - Aristotle, Greek philosopher
'______ is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.' - Erica Jong, author and teacher
'_______: a person more interested in himself than in me.' - Ambrose Bierce, writer
'A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an ________ can only advise his clients to plant vines.' - Frank Lloyd Wright, writer and designer
'__________: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.' - Oliver Herford, writer and illustrator
'I don't know anything about _____. In my line, you don't have to.' - Elvis Presley
'_________ is good health and a bad memory.' - Ingrid Bergman, actress
'Friends may come and go, but _______ accumulate.' - Thomas Jones, football player
'Attention to ______ is life's greatest hindrance.' - Plato, Greek philosopher
'Nothing is wrong with __________ that a rise in the ocean level won't cure.' - Ross MacDonald, writer
'Copy from one, it's research; copy from two, it's _________.' - Wilson Mizner, writer and entrepreneur
'________ is prejudice made plausible.' - Henry Louis Mencken, journalist
'A _______ is what is left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.' - Helen Rowland, journalist and humorist
'The difference between _______ and reality? _______ has to make sense.' - Tom Clancy, author
'Those who believe in ____________, raise my hand.' - Kurt Vonnegut, writer
'A day without sunshine is like, you know, _____.' - Steve Martin, comedian
'Always borrow money from a _________. He won't expect it back.' - Oscar Wilde
'I love _________. I love the whoosing sound they make as they fly by.' - Douglas Adams, humorist

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