According to the Internet, Jerry Seinfeld once said, “I’ve compiled a book from the Internet. It’s a book of quotations attributed to the wrong people.”
In today’s quiz, we’re asking you to attribute the following quotes to the correct people – no cheating, please!
Just click or hover over the images below to see the multiple choice options, then check back in on Monday for the answers.
Isaac Asimov, well-known for (among other things) ‘I, Robot’ and the Three Laws of Robotics, is quoted as saying this phrase. (It is, however, the only quote here that is not sourced).
Edwin Hubble first described his principal observations of redshift and the Doppler Effect during the Silliman Memorial Lectures at Yale University in 1935 (published the following year in the book, “The Realm of the Nebulae”.)
Everyone’s favourite philos-tronomer, Carl Sagan, sits down to dine on apple pie in his series ‘Cosmos’.
Richard Feynman’s ‘Six Easy Pieces’ (1963), has joined Stephen Hawking’s ‘A Brief History of Time’ on many people’s “Books I have on my bookshelf and one day intend to read” list.
In Chapter 2 of Douglas Adams’ ‘Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’, Arthur Dent responds to this profound thought by suggesting: “You should send that in to the Reader’s Digest. They’ve got a page for people like you.”
None other than Victor Hugo, French poet and dramatist, could describe so well the concept of looking back in time by looking through a telescope. (‘Postscriptum de ma vie’, published in the early 1900s.)
The modernised version of a passage from J.B.S. Haldane’s ‘Possible Worlds and Other Essays’: “I have no doubt that in reality the future will be vastly more surprising than anything I can imagine. Now my own suspicion is that the Universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson, one of the most meme-d scientists today, is quoted as saying this during the show ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ in 2012.
Last and certainly not least, Doc Brown warns us about the dangers of running into oneself when travelling through time (Back to the Future 2).