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"I love anything quiz related." - Natasha Hamilton

"I never wanted to see another quiz show." - Charles Van Doren

"You can tell James Duthie to shove that quiz. I have a few other words I can tell you about the quiz." - John Tortorella

"There is no cramming for a test of character. It always comes as a pop quiz." - Andy Stanley

"A quiz: If I am my brother's keeper, who am I? (Answer: me.)" - Jack Handey

"You look across the board at comedy quiz shows, and they are mainly hosted by men." - Jo Brand

"I'm hosting a quiz show, but I never considered myself a game show host." - Maury Povich

"Cheating on a quiz show? That's sort of like plagiarizing a comic strip." - Paul Scofield

"I used to enjoy bad television, like really bad quiz programmes or sitcoms." - Kate Bush

"The World's Smallest Political Quiz is responsible for many Americans' first contact with libertarian ideas. While traveling around the country, I have often heard people say, 'I never knew I was a libertarian until I took the Quiz!'" - Ron Paul

"A surprise trigonometry quiz that everyone in class fails? Must be in the Lord's plan to give us challenges." - Nicholas Sparks

"A surprise trigonometry quiz that everyone in class fails? Must be in the Lord's plan to give us challenges." - Nicholas Sparks

"Faith is more than getting a theological quiz right. Faith is to know, to assent, to put your trust in, and to cherish what is true." - Kevin Deyoung

"My idea of relaxation is not lying down by a beach. I have to move around, do stuff. Though I'm a massive quiz show person." - Daniel Radcliffe

"I was a bookworm who aced every test - until third grade, when my teacher handed out a pop quiz about Jesus and the Apostles." - Caroline Leavitt

"I think what makes 'Jeopardy!' special is that, among all the quiz and game shows out there, ours tends to encourage learning." - Alex Trebek

"My favorite thing in the world is a quiz show, 'University Challenge,' so you can see what kind of sad person I am." - Lynne Truss

"Lucas was fifteen minutes late to class on Friday, and we had a pop quiz first thing-which he missed. My first thought was how irresponsible it was to miss a quiz... and then I remembered that I missed the midterm. I couldn't exactly point any fingers." - Tammara Webber

"Basically, I like research because research is like to solve the quiz, you know. Always there is a problem, and I have to solve the problem. So I like those patterns. It's almost like research is sort of in a quiz." - Shuji Nakamura

"My roommate says, "I'm going to take a shower and shave. Does anyone need to use the bathroom?" It's like some weird quiz where he reveals the answer first." - Mitch Hedberg

"It's like, at the end, there's this surprise quiz: Am I proud of me? I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth what I paid?" - Richard Bach

"My friend said to me, You know what I like? Mashed potatoes. I was like, Dude, you have to give me time to guess. If you're going to quiz me you have to insert a pause." - Mitch Hedberg

"I hate the idea of turning jazz into homework assignments. I would never have a quiz saying, "Who's the clarinetist on the Hot Five?" I don't care. If you like the clarinetist, you'll know who it is." - Gary Giddins

"It's like, at the end, there's this surprise quiz: am I proud of me? I gave my life to become the person I am right now! Was it worth what I paid?" - Richard Bach

"My roommate said to me, 'I'm gonna go shave and use the shower; does anyone need to use the bathroom?' It's like some weird ass quiz where he reveals the answer first." - Mitch Hedberg

"This is what my friend said to me; he said, Guess what I like? Mashed potatoes. It's like,Dude. you gotta give me time to guess. If you're gonna quiz me, you must insert a pause in there." - Mitch Hedberg

"That's why when I send a postcard I quiz people. "Hey, did you get that postcard?" "Yeah, yeah yeah." "Well what'd I say?" "Uh, you were havin-" "I was in jail"" - Jim Gaffigan

"I was also supposed to quiz my various companions on a number of important matters such as nostalgia, fear of unknown animals, food fantasies, nocturnal emissions, hobbies, choice of radio program, changes in out look and so forth." - Vladimir Nabokov

"I'm not a really big comic book person. I know the typical ones - 'Spider-Man' and 'Wonder Woman' and 'Storm' and that stuff. But don't quiz me, because I'm not good at things like that." - Christian Serratos

"Fortunately, human forgetting follows a pattern. We forget exponentially. A graph of our likelihood of getting the correct answer on a quiz sweeps quickly downward over time and then levels off." - Gary Wolf

"I'm still kind of a hapless character in my everyday life. But when it comes to the writing, my influences are very old influences. I love American music of absolutely all stripes, including show tunes, advertising jingles, theme tunes from quiz shows, all kinds of American music." - Nick Lowe

"How does Parker's body compare with yours " Great. A pop quiz I thought recognizing his transition into lecture mode. "How does Parker's body compare with mine Hmm." I gave Parker a quick theatrical once-over and he smiled clearly catching on to my line of thought. "Nice legs and killer biceps. But I have better boobs. No question." - Rachel Vincent

"My generation knew pretty well what happened 50 years before our birth. Now I follow all the quiz programs because they are a paramount example of the span of memory of the young generation - they are able to remember everything that happened in their life but not before." - Umberto Eco

"The worst thing about the internet, as far as Greg's bosses were concerned, was that it was now impossible to distinguish a roomful of people working diligently from a roomful of people taking the What-Kind-of-Dog-Am-I? online personality quiz" - Rainbow Rowell

"How does Parker's body compare with yours " Great. A pop quiz I thought recognizing his transition into lecture mode. "How does Parker's body compare with mine Hmm." I gave Parker a quick theatrical once-over and he smiled clearly catching on to my line of thought. "Nice legs and killer biceps. But I have better boobs. No question." - Rachel Vincent

"Doing TV shows helps me a lot in my screenplay writing and filmmaking, especially since my TV shows are in different formats: comedy sketches, talk shows, debate programs, art variety shows, quiz shows. These enable me to meet interesting people with interesting stories and to learn about interesting subjects, all of which I can reflect into film." - Takeshi Kitano

"What was wrong with train toilet doors that just locked, instead of this multiple choice system? If anything goes wrong, you'll be sitting there while the whole toilet wall slowly slides away, unveiling you like a prize on a quiz show. For 500 points, a shitting woman!" - Frankie Boyle

"I was raised really strongly on The Beatles; they were huge in my family, my parents loved them, and they used to quiz me on who was singing which song, and we'd play certain records for certain events, and things like that. So I mean, they were sort of my introduction to pop music." - Eric Hutchinson

"The best thing about Ikea - I'm going to do a quiz here - the names. Do you know what a Floria Fin (ph) is? It's a candle. A Pogestra (ph) - table. A Bar Grick (ph) is a plate, an Eterleeg (ph) is a wine glass and a Scuggle (ph) is the name of my third nipple." - Greg Gutfeld

"Ever since the infamous quiz show scandals of the 1950s, the feds had insisted that TV game shows be honest - or that at least they didn't cheat. So as a 'Dating Game' bachelor, I didn't know what I was going to be asked. The other bachelors and I were required to concoct our answers in real time." - Seth Shostak

"India may be the soul of world cricket, but IPL is its commercial heart. Just as 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' changed the ground rules for quiz shows by injecting a massive dose of money into the equation, IPL has changed the dynamics of the cricket economy." - Vikas Swarup

"After I had written seventeen full-length mysteries, two volumes of mini-mysteries, a travel guide and some quiz books, not to mention a spin-off Roman Mystery Scrolls series, I thought it was time I moved to new historical pastures." - Caroline Lawrence

"If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ in color for a full hour, there would be a considerable number of stations which would decline to carry it on the grounds that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable." - Edward R Murrow

"I did a small, small thing in Quiz Show, where I was really just a glorified extra. But, you know, New York actor, few days on a film set: Great! I was probably making subway fare on the play that I was doing at the time. I always think of The Underneath as the first film that I ever did." - William Fichtner

"I exclusively attended public school... And I can honestly say that on the day of my graduation, if you had given me a pop quiz on history, science, or math, I would have in no way been able to pass it - despite the fact that I completely understood it at the time that it had been 'taught' to me, and had even made a good 'grade' on it." - Jessica Bowman

"What would you do if you could fly?" Mrs. V asks as she glances from the bird to me. "Is that on the quiz?" I ask, grinning as I type. "I think we've studied just about everything else." Mrs. V chuckles. "I'd be scared to let go," I type. "Afraid you'd fall?" she asks. "No. Afraid it would feel so good, I'd just fly away." - Sharon M. Draper

"The [Hillary] Clinton campaign posted a pretty clever online quiz that makes a similar point with the Republican presidential field. Who said it? Donald Trump or not Donald Trump? For example, quote, "I mean you can prove you are a Christian. You can`t prove it, then you err on the side of caution." That was not Donald Trump. It was this guy, who strongly denounced Trump`s proposed Muslim ban but supports a religious test for refugees." - Chris Hayes

"Early on, America took one path and went down the advertising road, and in the UK they founded the BBC and developed a different kind of public broadcasting. There was a point where TV was so beholden to commercial interest that people - civil society - actually rose up and said, "This is ridiculous: we have our soap-selling soap operas, cigarette-sponsored news broadcast; we have our rigged quiz shows - let's put some checks and balances here."" - Astra Taylor

"Ah, mother! How do you do?' said he, giving her a hearty shake of the hand; 'Where did you get that quiz of a hat? It makes you look like an old witch...' On his two younger sisters he then bestowed an equal portion of his fraternal tenderness, for he asked each of them how they did, and observed that they both looked very ugly." - Jane Austen

"A woman's magazine quiz: Question: You decide to do the dread deed and just as things are starting to get hot he comes, rolls over, and asks, "Was it good for you?" You: a. Say, "God, yes! That was the best seventeen seconds of my life" b. Say, "Sure, as good as it gets for me with a man." c. Put a Certs in your navel and say, "That's for you, Mr. Bunnyman. You can have it on your way back up, after the job is finished" - Christopher Moore

"A study at the University of Utah found that if you ask someone why he is friendly with someone else, he"ll say it is because he and his friend share similar attitudes. But if you actually quiz the two of them on their attitudes, you"ll find out that what they actually share is similar activities. We"re friends with the people we do things with, as much as we are with the people we resemble. We do' seek out friends, in other words. We associate with the people who occupy the same small, physical spaces that we do." - Malcolm Gladwell

"A woman's magazine quiz: Question: You decide to do the dread deed and just as things are starting to get hot he comes, rolls over, and asks, "Was it good for you?" You: a. Say, "God, yes! That was the best seventeen seconds of my life" b. Say, "Sure, as good as it gets for me with a man." c. Put a Certs in your navel and say, "That's for you, Mr. Bunnyman. You can have it on your way back up, after the job is finished" - Christopher Moore

"A study at the University of Utah found that if you ask someone why he is friendly with someone else, he'll say it is because he and his friend share similar attitudes. But if you actually quiz the two of them on their attitudes, you'll find out that what they actually share is similar activities. We're friends with the people we do things with, as much as we are with the people we resemble. We don't seek out friends, in other words. We associate with the people who occupy the same small, physical spaces that we do." - Malcolm Gladwell

"I was taking a lot of eyedrops three times a day and I realized I should have it checked out, that's when I was told I had a type of Chronic Dry Eye. Restasis has really worked for me and made my life easier. They're also partnering with Guide Dogs for the Blind, it's a beautiful thing where they're donating a dollar for every quiz taken on Restasis.com. It provides the blind and visually impaired with dogs, and it doesn't have government funding so what Allergan is doing really makes a difference. I'm so happy to be supporting that very inspiring organization." - Marisa Tomei

"This was years ago, I think during the early [Ronald] Reagan years. I came up with a plan that everybody just pay $8.95 in taxes. Cheating would be allowed. But the incentive to cheat wouldn't be nearly as great if you only had to pay the $8.95. There were a few people who would have to pay hundreds of millions of dollars under this plan. I think it was Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, the guys who do the quiz shows. But almost everybody else would be off really cheap." - Dave Barry

"Sometimes I'll say, "I wrote that book," and the person will look at you as if you're really strange. One time that happened to my daughter on a plane. She was sitting next to a girl who was reading one of my books and my daughter said, "My mother wrote that book." And the girl started to quiz my daughter, asking her all sorts of questions, like what are the names of Judy's children and where did she grow up. My daughter thought it was so funny." - Judy Blume



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