Question: Who said, There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about?

Answer: Oscar Wilde  

Question: Who is quoted as having said, I’ve had a wonderful time, but this wasn’t it?

Answer: Groucho Marx  

Question: Which American First Lady said, A woman is like a teabag, you don’t know her strength until you put her in hot water?

Answer: Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of Franklin D Roosevelt  

Question: Who famously stated that, ‘… an army marches on its stomach‘?

Question: Who said about Britain’s relationship with Europe, … we have our own dream and our own task. We are with Europe, but not of it. We are linked, but not comprised. We are interested and associated, but not absorbed?

Answer: Winston Churchill  

Question: Which US President is quoted as saying: I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake in the afternoon?

Answer: Ronald Reagan  

Question: Amongst much-used quotes is the one, Publish and be damned. But who is the originator of this quote?

Answer: Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington It was his retort about attempts by Joseph Stockdale, a scandalmonger to blackmail him over his affair with his mistress Harriette Wilson 

Question: The following quote has twice been used in the House of Commons to devasting effect; You have been here long enough for all the good you have done … in the name of God, Go! Name either of the users of this quote.

Answer: Oliver Cromwell and Leo Amery.  Cromwell is supposed to have spoken these words when he purged the Rump Parliament in 1653; these words were re-quoted by Leo Amery MP about Neville Chamberlain in a parliamentary debate in 1940 that led to the resignation of the Prime Minister.  

Question: Who, in reply to the question, Why do you want to climb Mount Everest? replied, Because it’s there!?

Answer: George Mallory 

Question: Who said about overbearing governments, The government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.?

Answer: Ronald Reagan  

Question: Which British King said when warned by his younger brother that he should not go for a walk without guards, You may depend upon it that nobody will ever think of killing me to make you King?

Answer: Charles II Said to his younger brother James, the future James II 

Question: Who said: As a child … at Barnum’s circus … I most desired to see the exhibit described as “The Boneless Wonder.” My parents judged [it] too revolting and demoralising for my youthful eyes, and I have waited 50 years to see the boneless wonder sitting on the Treasury Bench?

Answer: Winston Churchill Speach in the House of Commons in 1931 about the Prime Minister, Ramsay McDonald  

Question: Which US President in a speech said, The ten most dangerous words in the English language are “Hi, I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.”?

Answer: Ronald Reagan  

Question: Which American President’s favourite saying was, If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen?

Answer: Harry S Truman  

Question: Which British Prime Minister said, I am prepared for the worst. but hope for the best?

Answer:  Benjamin Disraeli  

Question: Who said having heard news of Napoleon’s victory at the Battle of Austerlitz, Roll up that map [of Europe]; it will not be wanted these ten years?

Answer: William Pitt the Younger   The UK Prime Minister in 1806  

Question: Who said on the eve of the outbreak of the First World War, The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time?

Answer: Edward Grey, later Lord Grey  He was the British Foreign Secretary at the time 

Question: Who said, We are fighting Germany, Austria and drink, and as far as I am concerned, the greatest of these foes is drink?

Answer: David Lloyd George Said as Prime Minister during the First World War  

Question: Who, upon learning that the peasants had no bread, supposedly, said, Then, let them eat cake?

Answer:  This remark is normally attributed to Marie-Antoinette, the wife of France’s King Louis XVI; however some sources attribute it to Marie-Thérèse, the wife of France’s Louis XIV

Question: Be nice to people on your way up because you ill meet them again on your way down is a famous quote attributed to whom?

Answer: Jimmy Durante  

Question: With over 500 listed buildings, this town was described by John Betjeman as The loveliest town in England. To which town was he referring?

Answer: Ludlow  

Question: About whom did Lord Birkenhead (former Conservative MP & Lord Chancellor) say, [He] has spent the best years of his life preparing impromptu remarks?

Answer: Winston Churchill  

Question: Who wrote about himself saying, In moments of panic, fatigue or disorganisation, or when something out of the orfinary has to be demanded, the personal example of the commander works wonders, especially if he has had the wit to create some sort of ‘legend’ around himself?

Answer: Erwin Rommel  

Question: Which American Film Star said, Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today?

Answer: James Dean  

Question: A witty saying proves nothing. So said who?

Answer: Voltaire  

Question: Who, when pulled over for speeding in Canada by a policeman using a radar-gun said, Had I known what you were going to do that, I would never have invented it!?

Answer: Robert Watson-Watt, the inventor of Radar