Start with the phrase
I'm not a fat hen.
and perform the following steps in some order to find a famous quotation:

  • Add a letter.
  • Remove a letter.
  • Add a word.
  • Remove a word.
  • Join two words.
  • Split a word.
  • Change a letter.
  • Rearrange words.

Note: You can ignore punctuation, and add/remove punctuation as required, at any point.
Thus, I'm is one word.

  • $\begingroup$ I like these puzzles, but try not to repeat quotations :) $\endgroup$
    – ffao
    Mar 7, 2017 at 2:45

2 Answers 2


Change a letter:

I'm not a fat her.

Join two words:

I'm not a father.

Add a word:

I'm not a your father.

Remove a word:

I'm not your father.

Remove a letter:

I'm no your father.

Add a letter:

Iam no your father.

Split a word:

I am no your father.

Rearrange words:

No, I am your father. (Often misquoted as "Luke...".)

  • $\begingroup$ That's not true. That's impossible! $\endgroup$
    – Timothy G.
    Mar 6, 2017 at 14:47

Keeping on the superhero theme...

I'm not a fat hen

Change a letter-

I'm not a fat her.

Add a letter

I'm not a fat hero.

Add a word

I'm not a fat hero Thinemansays

Rearrange words

Thinemansays I'm not a fat hero

Split a word

Thineman says I'm not a fat hero.

Join two words

Thineman saysI'm not a fat hero.

Remove a word

Thineman-not a fat hero.

Remove a letter

Thinman-not a fat hero.


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