Who Said That?

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    How about a new game where we post notable quotes and try to guess who said it? It could be a quote from a book, movie, or a notable figure past or present?

    1) "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."

    2) "Give me liberty or give me death"
  2. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    To keep track maybe we can try to post the previous quotes we didn't answer in our every new post so we only have to look at the last post to know which are unanswered, I for one get lost otherwise :p

    I don't know yours GB so I'll repeat them here and add mine:

    1) "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."

    2) "Give me liberty or give me death"

    3) "Come in Mork"

    4) "Da het bra"
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Another good game idea, GB.

    1) Nathan Hale, American hero of the Revolutionary War. Hale was gathering
    intelligence. The British considered him a spy and hanged him.

    2) Patrick Henry, famous orator. Also a hero of the American Revolution.

    3) Probably Mindy.

    4) Some old Norwegian most likely.

    Who said: Hope is a thing with feathers.

    Who said: A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

    Rock
  4. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Unguessed Who Saids and my guesses:

    3) "Come in Mork" (It wasn't Mindy but you are in the right direction Rock :D It was always at the end of every show)

    4) "Da het bra" (Some partially Norwegian might say it too, it's quoted from many of these boards... ;) )

    5) Hope is a thing with feathers. (I'm gonna guess Pino/Big bird :D )

    6) A thing of beauty is a joy forever. (My guess Thumpers Mom :) )

    7) What day is it today ....? It's today. That is my favorite day!
  5. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    3) "Come in Mork. Did Orson say it to Mork? Mork said "Mork calling Orson, come in Orson."

    4) "Da het bra". I have no clue what that means!

    * don't know 5, 6 or 7 either. (I like your answer on #5 Soul, Big Bird. :)

    8) "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself"

    9) "Walk softly but carry a big stick/Speak softly and carry a big stick"

    10) "A date that will live in infamy"

    11) "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country"

    12) "I have a dream"
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  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    OK, Kids. Here's the skinny on "Ha det bra". It's Norsk for "Have it good",
    and is often used as the complimentary close to a letter in Norway. It's
    also used as a "goodbye".

    "The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself". Said by Franklin Delano
    Roosevelt. It is ironic that one of the stupidest remarks ever made by
    a President should be quoted so often.

    The country was in its worst depression. People had plenty to fear: starvation;
    loss of work; loss of home; loss of independence; loss of family. It was a
    terrible time. For this son of wealthy, aristocratic family who had been
    born in a mansion on the family estate to tell working people they had
    nothing to worry about was incredibly callous.

    Walk softly-big stick was Teddy Roosevelt's advice on foreign policy. Teddy
    was a somewhat distant cousin of Franklin. Also from a wealthy family.

    "A date that will live in infamy" was FDR again. He was speaking to America
    by radio after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. (I was not listening as I
    was just a wee lad still in diapers. Pampers had not been invented yet.)

    I'll leave the last two for other contestants. How about these?

    "One if by land, and two if by sea."

    "Go ahead. Make my day."

    "These aren't the droids you're looking for."

    "And the card attached would say thank you for being a friend."

    "Double, double toil and trouble;
    Fire burn, and caldron bubble."

    Rock
  7. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Not answered yet, 11 and 12.

    Rock, I always thought the 'fear itself' quote was saying that (even when circumstances are bad), to be ruled by fear is even more of a problem. Fear can imobolize you. To pick up and move forward takes courage. That has been my take on it, but I see your point.

    13) ' One if by land two if by sea', Paul Revere, American patriot who warned the militia that the British soldiers were coming.

    14) 'Go ahead, make my day', Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry.

    don't know 15. "These aren't the droids you're looking for".

    16) "And the card attached would say 'thank you for being a friend'" Theme song from tv show, Golden Girls.

    17) "Double double toil and trouble" A line from Macbeth by Shakespeare.
  8. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    18) "I don't know nothing 'bout birthin' no babies!"

    19) "You played it for her, you can play it for me."

    20) "I coulda been a contender"

    21) "Oh Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon, we have the stars"

    (Still unanswered: #11, 12, and 15.) GB
  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    11. "Ask not what your country can do for you..." was JFK. His inaugural address.

    12. "I have a dream." M. L. King. Too bad he didn't realized this statement would
    be quoted so often. One never hears the end of the sentence. The film clip is
    just faded out. I found the complete sentence on several sites. The quote has
    been somewhat rearranged in the film clip.

    “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning
    of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

    GB, all your answers were correct. The missing question about droids was from
    "Star Wars" which took place "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away." But
    for something that took place a long time ago, it sure seems like it takes place
    in the future.

    18. "Birthing babies" was said by Prissy in GWTW. The role was played by
    Butterfly McQueen.

    19. "You played it for her, etc." is from "Casablanca". The piano was
    played by actor Dooley Wilson. I read a couple years ago there were
    two pianos used in making the movie. One of them sold for big bucks.
    Don't know what happened to the other one.

    20. "I coulda been a contender". From "On the Waterfront". A much
    admired film. I saw it when it came out. Was probably too young to appreciate
    it. Too grim for my taste.

    21. "Don't let's ask for the moon." The final lines in "Now Voyager"; spoken by
    Bette Davis. The title of the movie comes from a poem by Walt Whitman.
    "Now, Voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find."

    I am currently reading the biography of Charles Higham who wrote dozens of
    books, mostly about show biz. He wrote a biography of Better Davis which,
    he said, she hated.

    Rock
  10. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Yes GB it was Orson :D

    And excuse me sir Rock for quoting you wrongly haha, I couldn't find your quote on here that fast so hoped I spelled it right :p Looks like I'm mixing up more then just que sera and obladi oblada. :)
  11. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Soul, I thought you did pretty well. Gordon has been posting pictures of his orchids
    on the porch. He recently tried the same quote when signing off. He couldn't quite
    remember it so he put "Half hard bra" or some such nonsense.

    Well, glad we found out it was Orson. Reminds me. I went to school with the
    daughter of W. A. Swanberg who wrote the book "Citizen Hearst". Despite the
    fact that William Randolph Hearst had been dead for several years, he was
    still apparently controversial. The book was approved for the Pulitzer Prize by
    the judges, but Columbia University refused to award the prize to the author.

    Rock
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  12. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Soul, Did we ever meet Orson? It's been a long, long time since Mork and Mindy were on. My daughter and I watched it every week. We really enjoyed Robin Williams. He was one of a kind. GB
  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, All correct! I'm probably the only person in the world who didn't see the Star Wars movies. I loved all the Star Trek programs but just couldn't get into Star Wars. I have seen parts of them on tv from time to time though.

    The movie, 'Now Voyager' has always been one of my favorites. I've seen it so many times. I do like Bette Davis a lot. She was a good actress.

    I was wondering about what you wrote about William R. Hearst in the post to Soul, why did Columbia University not want to award the Pulitzer Prize to him? Have you read the book Citizen Hearst?

    GB
  14. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB I don't know why the pullet surprise wasn't awarded. As I recall the book
    was very lengthy. I read it when it came out about half a century ago. Several
    years later Swanberg wrote a biography of Joseph Pulitzer, the newspaper
    publisher who left money to Columbia University to initiate the award program.
    Maybe there's a clue in that book. I am, however, an expert on Hearst as
    I have been to San Simeon. (Twice!) LOL

    His mistress actress Marion Davies shows up in lots of movie books. Hearst
    insisted on controlling her career. Every book says she had a delightful
    personality and should have been doing light comedies. Hearst insisted she
    do heavy drama with lavish sets and costumes. Like having Goldie Hawn
    play Lady MacBeth.

    Swanberg's daughter told me her dad switched from writing magazine articles
    to books because he wanted his writings to be available in the future. And, of
    course, the fame and fortune if you're lucky are enticing.

    I thought Bette Davis was great in some movies. The Little Foxes and Old
    Acquantance, for example. I found her miscast in movies where she
    was supposed to be young and beautiful and desirable. BTW, The Little
    Foxes was made into an opera. Unfortunately the music is unlistenable.
    Not one good tune in the whole dang thing.

    Cheers
    Rock
  15. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, That's funny, Goldie Hawn playing Lady Macbeth. I can't get that image out of my mind! :) Goldie was the "Sock-it-to me" girl on Laugh-in. Seems like Lady M. was always socking it to someone else.

    Bette Davis wasn't really a glamour girl but was cute when she was young. I remember that she had a pretty smile. I didn't care for some of her later movies though, like Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte. Yikes!

    I like most movies with her, and also like Jimmy Stewart and Cary Grant's movies. Stewart was a good actor, Grant was just a charmer. Stuck in the past, GB
  16. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    GB no I don't think we ever saw Orson, he was the great unseen one :p
    And you are not the only one who didn't see Star Wars either, though I played the lego starwars game on the DS to figure out for a nephew or a friends kid how it worked years ago but that's about it. There are many movies I only 'know' from quotes on the internet and such :p
  17. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Soul, Did you ever see the tv show 'Third Rock From the Sun'? It was a humorous show about aliens that came to earth and looked like us. They had an unseen 'leader' back on their home planet too. Then, someone decided to have him come to earth. They had William Shatner play the part. What a character! GB
  18. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    I don't think so GB, doesn't ring a bell to me at all....
  19. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    I don't care if my pictures don't make a dime, so long as everybody goes
    to see them.

    My only regret regarding the theater is that I could never sit out front and
    watch myself.

    She's got talent and personality. Give me two years and I'll make her a
    star overnight.

    I'm a multifaceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius.

    Hollywood is a place where they shoot too many pictures and not enough
    actors.

    When I'm working well, I like to think I'm doing God's work.

    Quotes from and about some of the folks in Hollywood.

    Rock
  20. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Well, Rock I'm stumped! I've heard a couple of those but I don't remember who said it. The first one sounds the most familiar. Can you give us some little clues? GB