“A Witty Saying Proves Nothing”

Prompt: Stump



What do

  • Henry Kissinger
  • Ghandi
  • Don Quixote
  • The Duchess of Windsor
  • Donald Trump
  • Frank Zappa
  • Saint Augustine
  • Margaret Mead
  • Gore Vidal
  • Adolph Hitler
  • Voltaire
  • Mae West
  • Richard Nixon and
  • A bumper sticker

have in common?

They are all quotable! And today your challenge is to determine which of the above personalities (or bumper sticker) said the following. Good luck!

  1. The nice thing about being a celebrity is that if you bore people they think it’s their fault.
  2. There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
  3. Facts are the enemy of truth.
  4. The secret of a happy life: Fill what’s empty, empty what’s full, and scratch where it itches.
  5. Good people don’t go into government.
  6. There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.
  7. Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.
  8. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
  9. A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.
  10. Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
  11. A witty saying proves nothing.
  12. Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.
  13. I would have made a good Pope.
  14. Where are we going, and why am I in this handbasket?


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The quotes are in the same order as the listing of names. 

  1. Henry Kissinger
  2. Ghandi
  3. Don Quixote
  4. The Duchess of Windsor
  5. Donald Trump
  6. Frank Zappa
  7. Saint Augustine
  8. Margaret Mead
  9. Gore Vidal
  10. Adolph Hitler
  11. Voltaire
  12. Mae West
  13. Richard Nixon and
  14. A bumper sticker

Or, the names and numbers are in the same order.


Prompt: Eclipse

Illustration of Ancient Peruvians Worshipping the Eclipse

Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul.

–Victor Hugo, poet, author, and dramatist


I bet a fun thing would be to go way back in time to where there was going to be an eclipse and tell the cave men, “If I have come to destroy you, may the sun be blotted out from the sky.” Just then the eclipse would start, and they’d probably try to kill you or something, but then you could explain about the rotation of the moon and all, and everyone would get a good laugh.

–Jack Handy, comedian


In a way, staring into a computer screen is like staring into an eclipse. It’s brilliant and you don’t realize the damage until its too late.

–Bruce Sterling, author


  • Image: Ancient Peruvians Worshipping the Eclipse, Leonard de Selva, Corbis