From famous speeches to song lyrics, there's no shortage of well-known quotes. There is, however, a shortage of people who actually get them right. How well do you know these famous quotations? Maybe not as well as you think.
In the classic black-and-white film, "Casablanca," what was Sam famously asked to do?
"Play it again, Sam."
"More of the same, Sam."
"Play it once, Sam, for old times' sake."
Which famous quote once uttered by a "Star Trek" character is correct?
"Beam Scotty up, now!"
"Beam me up, Scotty!"
"Beam us up, Mr. Scott!"
Which line did 1930s silver screen star James Cagney actually say in a movie?
"Mmm, that dirty, double-crossin' rat!"
"Dirty rats is everywhere!"
"Ya dirty rat!"
"Qu'ils mangent de la brioche" translates from French into which famous quote?
"Let them eat bread."
"Let them eat cake."
"Let them eat cheese."
Which of the following versions of this quote is correct?
"All that glistens is not gold."
"All that glisters is not gold."
"All that glitters is not gold."
Did VP-hopeful Sarah Palin really say, "I can see Russia from my house"?
No, it was said by Tina Fey while doing an impersonation of Sarah Palin.
No, she was misquoted by the lamestream media.
Which of the following quotes about nice guys is correct?
"Nice guys always finish last."
"Nice guys never win."
“Take a look at them. All nice guys. They’ll finish last."
What was really Mae West's famous movie line?
"See me sometime soon, big boy."
"Why don't you come up sometime 'n see me?"
"Come up and see me sometime."
The wicked queen in the 1937 animated Disney film "Snow White and Seven Dwarfs" looked into her mirror and said:
"Dang, I'm getting some wrinkles."
"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?"
"Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?"
Leaving out one little word from the original makes which misquote more powerful?
"Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely."
"The glass is half full, not half empty."
"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."
Which famous quote from Shakespeare's "Hamlet" is correct?
"Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him well."
"Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy."
"Alas, poor Yorick! May he rest in peace."
Which quote attributed to Niccolo Machiavelli is one he actually said?
"The ends justify the means."
"The beginning and the end are closely connected."
"One judges by the final result."
Which famous misquote has one word changed, which makes a distinct difference?
"Theirs but to do or die."
"Faint heart never won fair lady."
"No good deed goes unpunished."
Which quote is a shortened, although incorrect, version of the original?
"Genius is pain."
"Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains."
"Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration."
In the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams" leading man Kevin Costner heard a voice say which of the following?
"If you build it, they will come."
"If we build it, they will come."
"If you build it, he will come."
Peering over their cauldrons, the witches in "Macbeth" say which line?
"Double, double, toil and trouble."
"Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble."
"Double, bubble, toil and trouble."
Which quote, made famous in the movie "Apollo 13," is actually correct?
"Houston, we need to phone home."
"Houston, we have a problem."
"Houston, we've had a problem."
Which vampy movie character in 1931 quipped, "I want to suck your blood"?
This oft-quoted Bible passage about a future world of peace, says:
"The lion shall lie down with the lamb."
"The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the goat."
"The lion shall dwell with the lamb, the goat and the sheep."
Which of the following quotes is correct?
"Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast."
"Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast."
"Music hath charms no one shall tear asunder."