1. “A Kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous”
Hint: She was born in Sweden and after her death her ashes were scattered at sea off the coast of Sweden. She has a type of rose named after her. At her funeral service held at Saint Martin’s Church, a violin played the strains of “As time goes by”
Ans.: Ingrid Bergman
2. “The only real way to look younger is not to be born so soon”
Hint:He had a contract with his employer that dictated that his creation had to end with his death. He was a .50 caliber machine gunner in WWII. He forgot to load the thing during the one time he actually had the opportunity to use it; fortunately the German soldier he ran into surrendered. As a youth he had a drawing of his dog (Spike) appear in Ripley’s Believe it or Not.
Ans.: Charles Schultz
3. “There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there”
Hint: In Salman Rushdie’s novel Midnight’s Children, She is responsible for the eponymous character’s downfall, referred to throughout the novel as “The Widow”.
Ans.: Indira Gandhi
4. “People have this obsession: They want you to be like you were in 1969. They want you to, because otherwise their youth goes with you, you know?”
Hint: He was the seventh child to his model mother. He attended London School of Economics. He was romantically linked to Carla Bruni. He once said about Elvis Presley: “He is a unique artist…an original in an area of imitators”
Ans.: Mick Jagger
5. “All journalistic activity is an intellectual brothel from which there is no retreat”
Hint: He was a gambler in his younger days and had to sell off family land to cover his obligations. One of his writing became a best seller in the US in 2004 after a recommendation by Oprah Winfrey. Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor is also named after a character in this book.
Ans.: Leo Tolstoy
6. “I am not interested in being Wonder Woman in the delivery room. Give me drugs”.
Hint:She was unanimously condemned by the Puerto Rican House of Representatives for pulling a Puerto Rican flag between her legs in a concert. This high school cheerleader sang a song in tribute to the glamour of the following classic Hollywood celebrities: Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Joe DiMaggio, Marlon Brando, James Dean, Grace Kelly, Jean Harlow, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Rita Hayworth, Lauren Bacall, Katherine Hepburn, Lana Turner and Bette Davis.
7. “Television has brought back murder into the home, where it belongs”
He was a day younger to his wife. He preferred blondes, bathrooms; liked woman’s hairstyles. His first project in Hollywood was scrapped by the producer because the producer “could not find a boat to sink.” He allegedly refused the British Honour of CBE (Commander of the order of the British Empire).
Ans.: Alfred Hitchcock
8. “The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of life”
Hint: “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”
9. “If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”
Hint: His father’s company provided the first lighting for the Oktoberfest.
His early Photograph
Ans.: Albert Einstein
10. “The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them”
Hint: He wanted to pursue a career as a steamboat pilot. It took him two years of hard labour to get a steamboat pilot license. He had foreseen his brother’s death in a dream, a month earlier.
He also said
“I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don't go out with Halley's Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: 'Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.”
Ans.: Mark Twain