Two Books, One Quote

33When reading a book there are some moments that stand out as singularly memorable and instantly recognizable. I don’t want to focus on those moments, but instead highlight quotes that stand out and also have the ability to blend into so many different books. The challenge is to figure out which book the quote came from. The answers are at the end.

 

Have fun, think carefully, and share your score in the comments.

 

 #1:

I’ve got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.

A) Little Women
Louisa May Alcott

B) Howl’s Moving Castle
Diana Wynne Jones

 

#2:

Hunger is good discipline. You learn from it.

A) Catching Fire
Suzanne Collins

B) A Moveable Feast
Ernest Hemmingway

 

#3:

‘The tales of our exploits will survive as long as the human voice itself,’ he said.
‘And even after that, when the robots recall the human absurdities of sacrifice and compassion, they will remember us.’

A) The Fault in Our Stars
John Green

B) Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Jesse Andrews

 

#4:

I was a newborn vampire, weeping at the beauty of the night.

A) Interview with a Vampire
Anne Rice

B) Breaking Dawn
Stephanie Meyer

 

#5:

We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.

A) Slaughterhouse Five
Kurt Vonnegut

B) Divergent
Veronica Roth

 

#6:

If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.

A) To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee

B) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
J.K. Rowling

 

#7:

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

A) The Giver
Lois Lowry

B) Twelfth Night
William Shakespeare

 

#8:

All your questions can be answered, if that is what you want. But once you learn your answers, you can never unlearn them.

A) American Gods
Neil Gaiman

B) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Stieg Larsson

 

#9:

Well that was the silliest tea party I ever went to! I am never going back there again!

A) Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen

B) Alice in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll

 

#10:

A person’s a person, no matter how small.

A) The Fellowship of the Ring
J. R. R. Tolkien

B) Horton Hear’s a Who!
Dr. Seuss

 

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ANSWERS

1. A
“I’ve got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.”
Little Women

2. B
“Hunger is good discipline. You learn from it.”
A Moveable Feast

3. A
“‘The tales of our exploits will survive as long as the human voice itself,’ he said.
‘And even after that, when the robots recall the human absurdities of sacrifice and compassion, they will remember us.’”
The Fault in Our Stars

4. A
“I was a newborn vampire, weeping at the beauty of the night.”
Interview with a Vampire

5. B
“We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”
Divergent

6. B
“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

7. B
“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”
Twelfth Night

8. A
“All your questions can be answered, if that is what you want. But once you learn your answers, you can never unlearn them.”
American Gods

9. B
“Well that was the silliest tea party I ever went to! I am never going back there again!”
Alice in Wonderland

10. B
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
The Fellowship of the Ring

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