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The accepted answer will be the first to include the correct quote, the author, and explain each part of the rebus. Most importantly, have fun!

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  • $\begingroup$ Wow, this is a long one! $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Aug 9 '15 at 19:56
  • $\begingroup$ Is that a Berserker (or some other Uruk-hai) in the second line, by any chance? $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Aug 9 '15 at 19:56
  • $\begingroup$ @randal'thor maybe it is! all of it is straight-forward. there aren't any tricks in it, I don't think. Just a good ole rebus for the fun of it. $\endgroup$ – JLee Aug 9 '15 at 19:57
  • $\begingroup$ I always thought it was SMILIES and not SMILEYS... $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Aug 9 '15 at 21:34
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    $\begingroup$ Great puzzle btw! I enjoyed solving it :-) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Aug 9 '15 at 21:37
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Answer:

"What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left." - Oscar Levant

Explanation:

(Buckwheat - bucket) + (thigh - high) = Wha + t = What

(torch - orc) + (caret - cart) = th + e = the

(woman - man) + (pearl - pea) + (drain - rain) = wo + rl + d = world

(miner - mir) + (echidnas - china) = ne + eds = needs

(pennies - penne) = is

(mowing - wing) + (freight - fight) = mo + re = more

(halogens - halos) + (helium - helm) + (switches - witch) = gen + iu + ses = geniuses

(weights - eights) + (filthy - fly) = w + ith = with

(shoulder - solder) + (mildew - dew) + (bandit - band) + (smileys + smiles) = hu + mil + it + y = humility

(matches - mace) + (bread - brad) + (grapes - gaps) = th + e + re = there

(minarets - mints) = are

(bison - bin) = so

(frame - ram) + (wax - ax) = fe + w = few

(orange - range) + (face - ace) = o + f = of

(boulders - bolder) = us

(bugle - bug) + (forest - ores) = le + ft = left

Great quote!

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    $\begingroup$ Damn, ninja'd! As I feared. +1 :-) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Aug 9 '15 at 21:16
  • $\begingroup$ You were on the right track, though! Sorry for stealing it right from under you! $\endgroup$ – Josh Aug 9 '15 at 21:17
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First line:

(BUCKWHEAT3 - BUCKET) + (THIGH - HIGH) = WHAT2

Second line:

(TORCH - ORC) + (CARET - CART) = THE

Third line:

(WOMAN - MAN) + (PEARL - PEA)1 + (DRAIN - RAIN) = WORLD

Fourth line:

(MINER - MIR2 3) +(ECHIDNAS - CHINA) = NEEDS

Fifth line:

(PENNIES - PENNE) = IS

Sixth line:

(MOWING - WING) + (FREIGHT - FIGHT) = MORE1

Seventh line:

(HALOGEN - HALO) + (HELIUM - HELM)2 + (SWITCHES - WITCH) = GENIUSES

Eighth line:

(WEIGHTS - EIGHTS) + (FILTHY - FLY) = WITH

Ninth line:

(SHOULDER - SOLDER) + (MILDEW - DEW) + (BANDIT - BAND) + (SMILEYS - SMILES) = HUMILITY

Tenth line:

(MATCHES - MACES) + (BREAD - BRAD2 3) + (GRAPES - GAPS) = THERE

Eleventh line:

(MINARETS - MINTS) = ARE; (BISON - BIN)2 = SO

Twelfth line:

(FRAME - RAM) + (WAX - AX) = FEW

Thirteenth line:

(ORANGE - RANGE) + (FACE - ACE) = OF

Fourteenth line:

(BOULDERS - BOLDER) = US2

Fifteenth and last line:

(BUGLE - BUG) + (FOREST - ORES) = LEFT

Full answer:

WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS IS MORE GENIUSES WITH HUMILITY; THERE ARE SO FEW OF US LEFT

which is a quote from

Oscar Levant2 3


1 Thanks to Eli!
2 I'd seen the quote in Josh's answer (but not his explanations) when I solved this clue.
3 Had to Google this one! TIL a new word :-)

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    $\begingroup$ no rearranging needed. i didn't think rebuses allowed for that anyway. thats a late dinner at 10pm! $\endgroup$ – JLee Aug 9 '15 at 20:05
  • $\begingroup$ Third line = woman - man + pearl - pea + drain - rain = world $\endgroup$ – Eli Aug 9 '15 at 20:53
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    $\begingroup$ @Josh A lot of effort to solve, but REALLY a lot of effort to make. I worked on that thing all week on and off! Nice job both of you. $\endgroup$ – JLee Aug 9 '15 at 21:20
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    $\begingroup$ @Josh I have now peeked at the quote, which will probably make it easier for me, but haven't read the explanation. Is it fair play to finish it when I know the quote? $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Aug 9 '15 at 21:20
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    $\begingroup$ @Josh, I just updated a few things I had forgotten to do earlier when making it. I pointed to the correct part of the candle, and I removed the answer from the graph and inserted a question mark. Nice job figuring these out when they weren't clear. $\endgroup$ – JLee Aug 9 '15 at 21:32

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