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Can You Finish These Famous Lines From Books?

"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

Can You Finish This Line From “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen?

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  1. Penguin Books USA
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    “...jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.”
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    “…are what to rocks and mountains?”
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    "...must be in want of a wife.”
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    “...must learn to be content with being happier than they deserve.”
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    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.”

Can You Finish This Line From "A Tale Of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens?

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  1. Penguin Books USA
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    “...it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…"
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    "...it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness"
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    “...it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…"
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    “...we had everything before us, we had nothing before us..."
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    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."

Can You Finish This Line From "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë?

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  1. Penguin Books USA
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    “…the more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”
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    “...you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you: which I do not at all anticipate.”
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    “...it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God's feet, equal — as we are!”
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    “...which I now exert to leave you."
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    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."

Can You Finish This Line From “Ulysses" by James Joyce?

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  1. Oxford World’s Classics
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    “But always meeting ourselves.”
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    “Love loves to love love.”
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    “As you are now so once were we.”
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    “Me. And me now.”
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    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."

Can You Finish This Line From “Beloved" by Toni Morrison?

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  1. bookriot.com
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    “You are your best thing.”
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    "We need some kind of tomorrow.”
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    'Tomorrow, never.”
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    “Something that is loved is never lost.”
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    The complete line is, “Me and you, we got more yesterday than anybody. We need some kind of tomorrow.”

Can You Finish This Line From "Mrs. Dalloway" by Virginia Woolf?

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  1. Hogarth Press
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    “...so she evolved this atheist's religion of doing good for the sake of goodness.”
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    “...which, ignoring the subject, she corrected in red ink.”
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    “It was a silly, silly dream, being unhappy.”
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    “It is a thousand pities never to say what one feels.”
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    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.”

Can You Finish This Line From "The Fellowship of the Ring” by J.R.R. Tolkien?

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    "Their plumes of blinding spray, beyond heaving waves they tossed."
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    "The old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost."
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    "Renewed shall be blade that was broken, the crownless again shall be king.”
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    "Many a man his life hath sold, but my outside to behold."
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    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."

Can You Finish This Line From “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare?

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  1. Dover Thrift Editions
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    “…or to take arms against a sea of troubles…"
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    “…the heartache and the thousand natural shocks…"
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    “...sleep, perchance to dream—ay, there’s the rub…"
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    “...the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune…"
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    "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

Can You Finish This Line From "Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou?

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  1. antiwarsongs.org
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    "Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise, I rise, I rise."
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    "You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I'll rise."
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    "That I dance like I've got diamonds at the meeting of my thighs?"
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    "I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide, welling and swelling I bear in the tide."
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    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."

Can You Finish This Line From "The Farthest Shore” by Ursula K. Le Guin?

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    "To hear, one must be silent."
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    "To refuse death is to refuse life.”
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    "It is light that defeats the dark."
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    "The counsel of the dead is not profitable to the living."
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    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."

Can You Finish This Line From "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone” by J.K. Rowling?

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  1. Bloomsbury / Scholastic
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    “…and there is only power, and those too weak to seek it."
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    “…but those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must."
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    “…but just as much to stand up to our friends."
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    “…and wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure."
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    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.'"

Can You Finish This Line From "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald?

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  1. Scribner's
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    “...tremendously sorry, turn away.”
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    “…simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”
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    “…life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”
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    "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."
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    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."

Can You Finish This Line From "Slaughterhouse-Five" by Kurt Vonnegut?

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  1. Dell Publishing
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    “…and still get full credit for being alive.”
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    “…and everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.”
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    “…and so it goes...”
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    “…and ignore the awful times and concentrate on the good ones.”
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    The complete quote is, “How nice -- to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive.”

Can You Finish This Line From "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell?

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  1. pixshark.com
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    “My dear, I don't give a damn.”
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    "But not now, so I beg you not to be too impatient.”
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    "After all, tomorrow is another day!”
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    "I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow.”
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    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.”

Can You Finish This Line From "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck?

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  1. Penguin Books USA
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    “Repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed.”
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    “You're bound to get idears if you go thinkin' about stuff”
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    "There's just stuff people do.”
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    “You got a God. Don't make no difference if you don' know what he looks like.”
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    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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