📚 'World Book Day' 3rd March




Here is a book quotes quiz for your members to enjoy, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of 'World Book Day' on 3rd March.


Before starting, get the discussion going, about how we all, or most of us, love books.


What are member's favourite books and authors?



What is their favourite genre of book? Maybe list the different genres... sci fi, thriller, romance etc.


Some members may have new problems with book reading as a result of memory problems or reading ability. Discuss ways around this.


Such as ...


Use an audio books app or CDs to download and listen to favourite books held in memory.


Listen to short plays on Radio 4 or the BBC Sounds app (huge 'Drama' library).


(There are a lot of free classic book dramatisations there to choose from as well.)


Next, have members look at these famous quotes from classic books and photo clips of book covers to guess at which books they come from.


A more interactive way of doing this might be to print off the quotes and (full) pictures, cut them out and lay them on the tables and try matching them up.



As you go through each one, help members guess the right answer by giving the author and initials or first words of book titles.


Discuss each book and its subject as you work through them. Focus on those books which members have read.


Shorten the quiz accordingly.



(Just to note, some members may a good deal of 'intellectual reserve' and enjoy this quiz, whereas for others they may not be so well read or have greater difficulty remembering. This is why I have included some more obvious titles and of course the songs.)


I do hope you and your members enjoy this one. Happy to take more book and song recommendations.

Any feedback would be lovely.




1. “Instead of being enfeebled by age, the Elder had been empowered by it; He could outfly any gull in the Flock, and he had learned skills that the others were only gradually coming to know.”



2. "Anything worth dying for is certainly worth living for."



3. "He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."



​4. “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”



​5. “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.”


​6. “Call me Ishmael.”



7. "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."​



8. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”



​9. ​“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.”



10. “It happened, one day about noon going towards my boat, I was exceedingly surprised, with the print of a man’s naked foot on the shore, which was very plain to be seen in the sand.”​



11. “The Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything is...42!”



​​12. “It never occurred to me in those days to write about Holly Golightly, and probably it would not now except for a conversation I had with Joe Bell that set the whole memory of her in motion again.”



​​13. “I will honour Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.”



​14. “All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”



​15. “My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.”



​​16. “Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life.”



17. “But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.”



18. “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.”



​19. “Tomorrow I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day.”



​20. “You have plenty of courage, I am sure. All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger."



​21. “This above all: To thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.”​



​​22. “Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”



​23. “Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.”​



​24. “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”



​​25. “To love another person is to see the face of God.”



​26. “Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.”



​​27. “Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.”



​​28. “The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.”



​29. "'And what is the use of a book,' thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversation?'"



​30. "'Good evening to you,' he said gravely. 'It's a fine night for the road. ' The smell of peat smoke and of some savoury roast floated to me from the house.”



31. “There is nothing more stimulating than a case where everything goes against you.”



​32. “Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and a body ain’t got no business doing wrong when he ain’t ignorant and knows better.”



​33. “How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.”



34. "It’s difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart."



​35. “I was a flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another"










ANSWERS, WITH SOME MUSIC VIDEOS TO BREAK IT UP A BIT



1. “Instead of being enfeebled by age, the Elder had been empowered by it; He could outfly any gull in the Flock, and he had learned skills that the others were only gradually coming to know.”


- 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull' by Richard Bach



2. "Anything worth dying for is certainly worth living for."


- 'Catch-22' by Richard Heller



3. "He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."


- 'Wuthering Heights' by Emily Bronte





SONG BREAK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW3gKKiTvjs

4. “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” - '1984' by George Orwell

5. “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” - 'Rebecca', by Daphne Du Maurier

6. “Call me Ishmael.” - 'Moby Dick' by Herman Melville

​7. "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." - 'Pride And Prejudice' by Jane Austen

8. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” - 'The Hobbit', by J.R.R. Tolkien

9. ​“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.” - 'A Tale Of Two Cities' by Charles Dickens

10. ​“It happened, one day about noon going towards my boat, I was exceedingly surprised, with the print of a man’s naked foot on the shore, which was very plain to be seen in the sand.” - 'Robinson Crusoe' by Daniel DeFoe




MUSIC BREAK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW3gKKiTvjs

11. “The Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything is...42!” - 'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' by Douglas Adams



SONG BREAK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBrdkw6RACU

​12. “It never occurred to me in those days to write about Holly Golightly, and probably it would not now except for a conversation I had with Joe Bell that set the whole memory of her in motion again.” - 'Breakfast At Tiffany's by Truman Capote


SONG BREAK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7SI7N22k_A

​13. “I will honour Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.” - 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens


14. “All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” - 'Peter Pan' by J.M. Barrie

15. “My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.” - 'David Copperfield' by Charles Dickens


​16. “Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life.” - 'The Time Machine' by H.G. Wells


17. “But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.” - 'Romeo And Juliet' by William Shakespeare



SONG BREAK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ADcFE-si4s

18. “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.” - 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Bronte

19. “Tomorrow I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day.” - 'Gone With The Wind' by Margaret Mitchell

​20. “You have plenty of courage, I am sure. All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger." - 'The Wizard Of Oz' by L. Frank Baum


SONG BREAK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW2QZ7KuaxA


​21. “This above all: To thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.” - 'Hamlet' by William Shakespeare

​22. “Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.” - 'Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone' by J.K. Rowling

​23. “Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.” - 'Frankenstein' by Mary Shelley


SONG BREAK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tHyRQOdqf0

24. “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” - 'The Picture Of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde


​25. “To love another person is to see the face of God.” - 'Les Miserables' by Victor Hugo


SONG BREAK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q82twrdr0U

26. “Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.” - 'Lord Of The Flies' by William Golding

​27. “Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.”

- 'The Colour Purple' by Alice Walker


​28. “The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.” - 'To Kill A Mockingbird' by Harper Lee



SONG BREAK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WM_R-6AKHE

​29. "'And what is the use of a book,' thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversation?'" - 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll

30. "'Good evening to you,' he said gravely. 'It's a fine night for the road. ' The smell of peat smoke and of some savoury roast floated to me from the house.” - 'The Thirty-Nine Steps' by John Buchan

31. “There is nothing more stimulating than a case where everything goes against you.” - 'Hound Of The Baskervilles' by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


​32. “Right is right, and wrong is wrong, and a body ain’t got no business doing wrong when he ain’t ignorant and knows better.” - 'The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn' by Mark Twain

33. “How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.” - 'Dracula' by Bram Stoker

34. "It’s difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart." - 'The Diary Of A Young Girl' by Anne Frank

35. “I was a flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another" - 'Ulysses' by James Joyce FINAL SONGS


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYvkICbTZIQ


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24IfD-0VUu4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIahXccUDBU


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