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Literary Quotes #1

Name the books, plays, and poems that feature these famous quotes.
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First submittedMay 14, 2013
Last updatedOctober 18, 2019
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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.
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.
All warfare is based on deception.
The Art of War
level 71
May 18, 2013
The Mad Magazine parody actually improved on this line: "Call me Fishmeal."
level 77
May 18, 2013
good quiz. Easier than I was expecting.
level 50
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.
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
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. ;-)