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If You Can Identify 15/20 Books By Just A Quote, You’re Probably A Genius

Let's check how widely you read.

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  1. “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”

  2. "And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy."

  3. "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

  4. "And may the odds be ever in your favor."

  5. "For you, a thousand times over."

  6. “...when you make the choice to come to America, you become black. Stop arguing. Stop saying I'm Jamaican or I'm Ghanaian. America doesn't care.”

  7. “Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.”

  8. “Among the Igbo the art of conversation is regarded very highly, and proverbs are the palm-oil with which words are eaten.”

  9. "I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart: I am, I am, I am."

  10. “It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.”

  11. “It's not about what it is, it's about what it can become.”

  12. "Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe"

  13. "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost."

  14. “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”

  15. “That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”

  16. “Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”

  17. "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known."

  18. "Something wicked this way comes."

  19. “Everything want to be loved. Us sing and dance and holler, just trying to be loved.”

  20. “I'm like everybody else: weak, full of mistakes, but basically good.”


Ack! Catch-22 is by Joseph Heller. An earlier version of this post said it was written by Joseph Conrad.

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