"But Don't Quote Me"

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    With all the fun we're having :) with our candidates this year, I thought a little game of quotes might be in order. Post a famous line from any past or present political figure, any country. See if we can guess who said it.

    "The Buck Stops Here..."

    "A Thousand Points of Light...."

    "Let Me Make One Thing Perfectly Clear..."

    "Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You......"
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  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Great idea!

    Harry Truman
    Think it's Bush 41
    Bill Clinton

    How about:

    "...A day which will live in infamy."

    "We have nothing to fear but fear itself."

    "You won't have ___________ to kick around anymore."

    "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military–industrial complex."

    "America is a shining city on a hill..."

    "Read my lips, no new taxes."

    "Russia, if you are listening..."

    "Four score and seven years ago..."


    "Ish bin ein Berliner."

    "...We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets..."

    "You're either with us or against us."

    "Corporations are people, my friend...of course they are."

    "I've been treated very unfairly by this judge."

    OK, gonna wander over to the Porch. Hope all y'all have a good day.

    Love, Mikie
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Glad to see you back, GB. I hope you were absent because of some wonderful
    excursion to somewhere rather than because you or your computer was illish.

    Very good answers and questions, Mikie.

    A day in infamy was FDR after Pearl Harbor. He also said the "nothing to fear"
    quote which has always struck as stupid. Something only a man born to
    wealth and privilege would be likely to say. People had lots to fear: unemployment,
    starvation, loss of home, etc.

    You won't have Nixon to kick around.

    Industrial military-complex was Eisenhower. President when Nixon was the Veep.

    "Nucular" was George Bush who had trouble pronouncing "nuclear".

    "Ich bin ein Berliner," was JFK. Although it looks like "I am a Berliner", one
    of our law clerks who was from Europe told me it meant, "I am a
    donut." Some web sites say to Germans it meant, "I am a jelly donut."

    "We shall fight them..." is probably Winston Churchill's most famous quote.
    In an episode of "Are You Being Served", Mr Granger did a very good
    imitation of Winston delivering this speech. BTW, did you know that
    Winston's mother Jennie was an American? (Photo below.)

    Ta Ta

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  4. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Hey, Rock,

    Good answers! Yes, I watched a documentary on WC on PBS. I've also read about him. Before Viet Nam, WWII was the defining event in my lifetime. I was born toward the end of the WWII but it changed everything in America and the rest of the world. I've always been fascinated by it. For my Mom, Pearl Harbor and WWII were the defining events. I think, for my kids, 9/11 will be the defining event. Actually, it's been the second defining event for me.

    JFK prounced it, "Ish..." but that is low German. High German pronounces it as, "Ich." Schools now seem to prefer teaching high language dialects in lieu of the common vernacular. I tried to learn German in college but have no ear for the language so dropped the class. I learned enough to get around in Germany but was never fluent nor as good as I once was in French, in which I wasn't fluent either. It's amazing, though, how much easier it is to get along just knowing a few sentences in foreign languages. At least, that was my experience. Jackie Kennedy was fluent in French and, I believe, she gave a speech in French while on a trip there.

    See ya on the Porch.

    Love, Mikie
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  5. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Here are a few more obscure quotes. I would be pleasantly surprised if anyone can name the politicians from memory (hint: Two are foreign and two are from the same man.) Happy brain teasing!

    "In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant."

    "Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river."

    "We have, I fear, confused power with greatness."

    "The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning."

    "I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them."

    Love, Mikie
  6. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I posted on another thread, the 3-word titles, about the troubles I've been having with health and computer. Feeling a bit better but not much. :)

    Mikie, your answers to my quotes were correct but the one I had in mind for 'make one thing perfectly clear' was Nixon. I'm sure a lot of others said it too. GB
  7. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    'Shining city on a hill' was Reagan, No new taxes was GHW Bush, Four Score, Lincoln.
  8. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    "I'm not a crook."

    "It depends upon what the meaning of the word 'is' is."
  9. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I'm not a crook, Nixon

    It depends......, Clinton
  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    No 1. The Presidency is such a bully pulpit.

    No 2. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever
    reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction
    be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen,
    we must live through all time, or die by suicide.

    No 3. Fifty-four forty or Fight!

    No 4. We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that
    they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among
    these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness ...


  11. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    3. James Polk

    4. Thomas Jefferson Declaration of Independence
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  12. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Write with Eversharp, GB.

    Good to hear from you, Patti.

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  13. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    You guys are amazing! So glad to see everyone playing this game.

    Love, Mikie
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