“Madam, there’s no such thing as a tough child — if you parboil them first for seven hours, they always come out tender.” — W.C. Fields
“If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.” — John Kenneth Galbraith
The knight’s tour is a recreation familiar to chessplayers: Move a knight about an empty chessboard so as to visit each square exactly once.
On this board, each square contains a syllable. Collect them in the right order and you’ll compose a six-line quotation from Shakespeare. What is it?
(Hint: Start on e4, “to”.)
“God is a Republican, and Santa Claus is a Democrat.” — H.L. Mencken
“Why are numbers beautiful? It’s like asking why is Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony beautiful. If you don’t see why, someone can’t tell you. I know numbers are beautiful. If they aren’t beautiful, nothing is.” — Paul Erdös
“Adults are only obsolete children.” — Dr. Seuss
“I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” — Jorge Luis Borges
“There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” — Somerset Maugham
“It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf.” — H.L. Mencken
“Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.” — Tom Stoppard