Literary Quotes #1

Name the books, plays, and poems that feature these famous quotes.
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Last updated: December 11, 2019
First submittedMay 14, 2013
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Book
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
A Tale of Two Cities
To be, or not to be, that is the question.
Hamlet
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary.
The Raven
Some animals are more equal than others.
Animal Farm
One ring to rule them all. One ring to find them. One ring to bring them all
and in the darkness bind them.
The Fellowship of the Ring
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
The Bible
I will not eat them Sam I am.
Green Eggs and Ham
The horror! The horror!
Heart of Darkness
On the breast of her gown, in fine red cloth, surrounded with an elaborate embroidery
and fantastic flourishes of gold thread, appeared the letter A.
The Scarlet Letter
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession
of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
Pride & Prejudice
All for one and one for all.
The Three Musketeers
Now is the winter of our discontent.
Richard III
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Anna Karenina
Sing, goddess, of Achilles ruinous anger which brought
ten thousand pains to the Achaeans.
The Iliad
Abandon hope all ye who enter here.
The Divine Comedy
Please, sir, I want some more.
Oliver Twist
Call me Ishmael.
Moby-Dick
All warfare is based on deception.
The Art of War
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Level 71
May 18, 2013
The Mad Magazine parody actually improved on this line: "Call me Fishmeal."
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Level 79
May 18, 2013
good quiz. Easier than I was expecting.
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Level 56
Nov 18, 2015
I could not for the life of me remember how to spell musketeers. I read it in French, and the French spelling (or anything close to it) definitely did not work.
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Level 73
Nov 8, 2019
Fun fact: the line in the original version translates to "One for all and all for one". Not sure why it was reversed in the English version.
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Level 25
Nov 2, 2017
That was fun! For 'The Scarlet Letter' I went a bit crazy and started trying to name all the characters ... anyone else do that? ;P
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Level 5
Jun 25, 2018
For a long time I kept thinking: To take or not to take this quiz. And as I pondered weak and weary, I took it. The horror, the horror... I'm an average! But seriously though, it was the best of quizzes, it was the worst of quizzes. As much as I enjoyed it, I couldn't get them all right. Warning: Abandon hope all ye who enter here. :-D Good job kalbahamut, seems like some quiz takers are more equal than others. ;-)
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Level 55
Nov 8, 2019
The Gospel should be an acceptable alternative for the Bible. Otherwise a good quiz. :)
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Level 55
Nov 8, 2019
"All warfare is based on deception" I thought that was from Modern Warfare 2 lol
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Level 65
Nov 8, 2019
Perhaps consider Apocalypse Now for 'the horror, the horror'?
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Level 73
Nov 8, 2019
Not a book, play or poem.
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Level 63
Nov 8, 2019
You should also accept the "Sermon on the Mount" or "Beatitudes" for Jesus' quote. Technically, Bible is accurate, but it more specifically comes from Jesus' sermon.
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Level 74
Nov 8, 2019
What the Dickens? Why do we have two of his books included here. Ditto Shakespeare (though that is more justifiable).
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Level 74
Nov 8, 2019
"books, plays, and poems" suggest that 'Matthew' should be accepted for the Jesus quote, given that is the book it comes from.
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Level 57
Nov 9, 2019
It is a truth, painfully acknowledged, that a married man in possession of bad fortune, must be in need of a divorce. Henry VIII