"To be, or not to be, that is the question—" One of the questions, at least. It wouldn't be much of a trivia quiz if it was just one question.
Posted on April 23, 2015, at 1:25 p.m. ET
The opening line of "Pride and Prejudice" reads, "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”
The introduction to "A Tale of Two Cities reads, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way."
The complete line reads, ""I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you."
The line reads, “Every life is in many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves."
The complete line is, “Me and you, we got more yesterday than anybody. We need some kind of tomorrow.”
The complete line is, "“He thought her beautiful, believed her impeccably wise; dreamed of her, wrote poems to her which, ignoring the subject, she corrected in red ink.”
The complete poem reads,
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king."
"To be, or not to be, that is the question—
Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
And by opposing, end them? To die, to sleep—
No more; and by a sleep, to say we end." –William Shakespeare
The final stanza of Maya Angelou's poem reads, "Leaving behind nights of terror and fear – I rise– Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear – I rise – Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. – I rise – I rise – I rise."
The complete line is, ""What you love, you will love. What you undertake you will complete. You are a fulfiller of hope; you are to be relied on. But seventeen years give little armor against despair...Consider, Arren. To refuse death is to refuse life."
The complete line reads, "'There are all kinds of courage,' said Dumbledore, smiling. 'It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.'"
The complete final line of "The Great Gatsby" reads, "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter– tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther... And one fine morning– So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."
The complete quote is, “How nice -- to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive.”
The complete line is, “Well, my dear, take heart. Some day, I will kiss you and you will like it. But not now, so I beg you not to be too impatient.”
The complete line is, “There ain't no sin and there ain't no virtue. There's just stuff people do.”
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