Questions tagged [quote]

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And the rest is hstr!

This is an entry in the 14th Fortnightly Topic Challenge. Ha, nice, a new fortnightly challenge. What's more, it is about history! It seems that people didn't like sports that much, huh? Fortunatly, ...
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Yes, your fat ma is hers

Inspired by Elephants always get four mice. Start with the phrase Yes, your fat ma is hers and perform the following steps, in some order, to find a famous quote: ...
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A remarkable musical ode

On his deathbed, the great blind composer Charles Triangle composed the following remarkable piece, but his penchant for puzzles has left critics in tears searching for a deeper meaning to a piece ...
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The Vowel Eater

Here's a quote from a very famous book with all the vowels and punctuation removed. Can you re-assemble it? ...
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Portraits and quotes - Clue Twenty Four

<<---First clue <--Previous clue A note from @Mithrandir: I have given explicit permission for @Randal'Thor to post this, and gave him the answer to encode. If you want to post one, ping @...
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Quote in a rebus

What quote is hidden in the following rebus puzzle? (Click on each image to enlarge.) The answer may be given in the form of an image if so desired.
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Historical Quotes

Arrange the parts below in such a way that they form 6 history related quotes. Determine the corresponding person for each quote. a myth a new a new a race becomes between but change education and ...
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Thaw Sue's cold dog

Start with the phrase Thaw Sue's cold dog and perform the following steps in some order to find a famous question: Add one letter Add one letter Change one letter ...
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Are you wishful for bees?

Start with the phrase Are you wishful for bees? and perform the following steps in some order to find a famous phrase: Add a letter Add a word Break a word in two ...
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The speaker of the quote

Find out whose words are these?
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Medicine search

So, I have been suffering from something which I have no idea about. I only know that I am not well. Thus, I visited a doctor who examined me and wrote something on a piece of paper. I took the paper ...
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The Vowel Eater II

Here's a quote from a very famous book with all the vowels and punctuation removed. Can you re-assemble it? wndrfvbnchngdnthnghtltmthnkwsthsmwhngtpthsmrnnglmstthnkcnrmmbrflnglttldffrnt (Hat-tip.)
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Finish My Sentence and Finish My Journey

stowawakecurvytheimprintperfectedthyroidunitedmedicalslamsadultsstatescivilsheepstickandnapsclottingplushwillfeedsbountydealtolobsterreasoncapturesthelibrariesmarbletryingbestnuzzledcafeteriacuddledof ...
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A puzzle about a quote

A light snack for the evening. Who is the author of the quote at the bottom?
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I'm not a fat hen

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....
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Exceptional numbers, neither good nor bad

Behold, my new comrades, a monstrous yet straightforward puzzle, appearing on the order of that group of fellows occasionally visiting PSE but hitherto unable to join their simple friends. I assure ...
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Aim the lasers up

Start with the phrase “Aim the lasers up” and perform the following steps in some order to reveal a popular lyric: Break a word in two Change a letter Combine two words Rearrange the letters of a ...
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Archive Trouble

Inspired by The Vowel Eater. Thanks, @JonMark Perry! A vowel,-space,-and-punctuation-eating monster and a paper-ripping monster have broken into the Federal Archives of the United States! (oh no!) You ...
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A popular quote from a math rebus

Find the very famous quote from this mathematic rebus. $ \sqrt{4b^2} / -2b$