Name that famous person (from their quotes)!

John Doe 12-04-2003 04:39 PM
Okay, heres a contest in which we attempt to ascertain the names of famous (and infamous) people in history through the (famous) statements (quotes) that they have made. To participate, simply name the mystery person in the previous post and provide a (well-known) quote from another famous person.

I'll start off with an easy one.

"God does not play dice"
--A***** E******* (note that you do not need to provide hints)
Zola 12-04-2003 04:48 PM
Albert Einstein

quote:
ACC:
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
dawnstrider 12-04-2003 04:51 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Zola
Albert Einstein

quote:
ACC:
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic


Arthur C. Clarke

"Speak your latent convictions, and it shall be the universal sense; for always the inmost becomes the outmost, - and our first thout is rendered back to us by the trumpets of the Last Judgment"

RWE

I was nice and gave a hint Smile .
Lady Tesser 12-04-2003 04:59 PM
*points above* Emerson

"Turn on, tune in, drop out."
- TL
Mega Dominus 12-04-2003 05:38 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Lady Tesser
*points above* Emerson

"Turn on, tune in, drop out."
- TL


Timothy Leary

"He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster, for as you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes back into you"

- FWN

This is fun. Smile )
The Fallen Phoenix 12-04-2003 05:48 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Mega Dominus

Timothy Leary

"He who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster, for as you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes back into you"


Friedrich Nietzsche.

"Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul-mate is the one you are actually married to."

Last initial of this Famous Person: T
Tifaria 12-04-2003 05:56 PM
quote:
Originally posted by The Fallen Phoenix
"Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul-mate is the one you are actually married to."

Last initial of this Famous Person: T




J.R.R. Tolkien! This IS kinda fun. Pleased

quote:
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.


Initials of this person: W.C.
The Fallen Phoenix 12-04-2003 05:57 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Tifaria
J.R.R. Tolkien! This IS kinda fun. Pleased

quote:
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.


Initials of this person: W.C.


Winston Churchill.

Uh...gimme a second while I think of a good quote. Embarrassed Sweatdrop

Okay, I have one! Big Grin

"Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love."

~C.M.S.
dawnstrider 12-04-2003 06:07 PM
quote:
Originally posted by The Fallen Phoenix
quote:
Originally posted by Tifaria
J.R.R. Tolkien! This IS kinda fun. Pleased

quote:
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.


Initials of this person: W.C.


Winston Churchill.

Uh...gimme a second while I think of a good quote. Embarrassed Sweatdrop

Okay, I have one! Big Grin

"Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love."

~C.M.S.


Not sure why I know this....but, Charlie Brown - oh, I mean, uh Charles Schultz Embarrassed Sweatdrop

"Imagination is more important than knowledge; knowledge is limited, while imagination encircles the globe"

I won't give a hint, because then it would be too easy.

eh....I need to get back to work.....
The Fallen Phoenix 12-04-2003 06:16 PM
quote:
Originally posted by dawnstrider

"Imagination is more important than knowledge; knowledge is limited, while imagination encircles the globe"

I won't give a hint, because then it would be too easy.

eh....I need to get back to work.....


Sleeping Einstein. Tongue

Damn...gotta think of another quote...Tongue

Hmm...

"When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it - this is knowledge."

No initials for this one...might be a bit too easy if there were. Tongue
dawnstrider 12-04-2003 06:20 PM
quote:
Originally posted by The Fallen Phoenix
quote:
Originally posted by dawnstrider

"Imagination is more important than knowledge; knowledge is limited, while imagination encircles the globe"

I won't give a hint, because then it would be too easy.

eh....I need to get back to work.....


Sleeping Einstein. Tongue

Damn...gotta think of another quote...Tongue

Hmm...

"When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it - this is knowledge."

No initials for this one...might be a bit too easy if there were. Tongue


*stretches* Confucius, K'ung Ch'iu, K'ung Fu-tzu ....meh, pick whatever version Tongue . Well, I'm on break, for the moment, so let's see......

Okay: "As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand." JB
The Fallen Phoenix 12-04-2003 07:06 PM
quote:
Originally posted by dawnstrider
*stretches* Confucius, K'ung Ch'iu, K'ung Fu-tzu ....meh, pick whatever version Tongue . Well, I'm on break, for the moment, so let's see......

Okay: "As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand." JB


Josh Billings. Smile )

Okay...

"The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth."

~NB
re-animate 12-04-2003 07:18 PM
thats a tough one

shoot i dont know

non the less

"There are some qualities - some incorporate things
That have a double life, which thus is made
A type of twin entity which springs
From matter and light, evinced in solid and shade."

~EAP
Pygmalion 12-04-2003 07:40 PM
I'll take the two-fer:
quote:
Originally posted by The Fallen Phoenix
"The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth."

~NB

The eminiently quotable Dane, Niels Bohr

quote:
Originally posted by re-animate
"There are some qualities - some incorporate things
That have a double life, which thus is made
A type of twin entity which springs
From matter and light, evinced in solid and shade."

~EAP

Edgar Allen Poe

"If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants."

~IN
The Fallen Phoenix 12-04-2003 07:43 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Pygmalion
"If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants."

~IN


Isaac Newton.

"I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it."

~HT
A Clockwork Tomato 12-04-2003 08:16 PM
quote:
Originally posted by The Fallen Phoenix
["I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it."
~HT


Harry S. Truman

In the midst of the word he was trying to say,
In the midst of his laughter and glee,
He had softly and suddenly vanished away---
For the Snark was a Boojum, you see.

--LC
Lady Tesser 12-04-2003 08:43 PM
quote:
In the midst of the word he was trying to say,
In the midst of his laughter and glee,
He had softly and suddenly vanished away---
For the Snark was a Boojum, you see.


Lewis Carroll

"Good night and may the good Lord take a liking to ya."
- RR
Mega Dominus 12-04-2003 09:12 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Lady Tesser
"Good night and may the good Lord take a liking to ya."
- RR


Roy Rogers

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science"

- Sorry, a hint will make it too easy... Tongue

BONUS: (You don't have to answer this...)

"Know your role and shut your mouth, jabroni!"

- WWE (not his initials, but an acronym related to him)
Big Grin
Zola 12-04-2003 10:12 PM
That would be "The Rock" (Dwayne Johnson)


"A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have."


GF
GiantRobot 12-04-2003 11:25 PM
Gerald Ford

"The philosophers have only interpereted the world... the point is to change it." (K.M.)