2. "Be not _______ of greatness: some are born great, some achieve
greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." -William
3. Gathering himself quickly up, he stood more erect, like a man
taken by surprise in a mood to which he was ___________ to have witnesses.
Scarlet Letter. Nathaniel Hawthorne. 1804–1864.)
4. "I believe everyody in the world should have guns. Citizens should
have bazookas and rocket launchers too. I believe that all citizens should
have their weapons of choice. However, I also believe that only I should
have the ammunition. Because frankly, I wouldn't ________ the rest of the
goobers with anything more dangerous than string." -Scott
5. The engine was ___________, my hand was on the throttle, I was set
to take off.
6. F. Scott Fitzgerald:
"Fitzgerald never got rid of anything; the ghosts of his adolescense,
the failures of his youth, the doubts of his maturity plagued him to the
end. He was supremely a part of the world he described, so much a part
that he made himself its king and then, when he saw it begin to ________,
he _______ with it and led it to death."
7. Boston has ____________ 600,000 inhabitants.
8. "But these small-town boobs, with nobody but each other to
talk to, no wonder they get so ______ and uncultured in their speech, and
so balled-up in their thinking!”
9. "Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snake______,
and, furthermore, always carry
a small snake."
W C. Fields
10. The word good has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot
his grandmother at a _______ of five
hundred yards, I should call him
a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
11. "I am a student. Please do not ______, spindle, or mutilate me."
-Slogan of the Free Speech Movement, 1964.
12. "The ogre, Life, comes into the room,
(He was waiting and heard the clang
of the spring)
To watch you nibble the wondrous cheese,
And ______ with his burning eyes at
And scowl and laugh, and mock and curse
Running up and down in the trap,
Until your misery bores him."
Tanner- Spoon River Anthology
13. Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for
subtle and ______ to anger.
"The Fellowship of the Ring", J.R.R.
14. "The reason people _______ things on the previous generations is
that there's only one other choice."
15. It is double the pleasure to ____ a _____er.
Jean de la Fontaine
16. Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical
and immoral. It is impractical because it is a
descending spiral ending in destruction for all. The old law of an
eye for an eye leaves everyone blind. It is
immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win
his understanding; it seeks to annihilate
rather than convert. Violence is immoral because it ______ on hatred
rather than love. It destroys
community and makes brotherhood impossible. It leaves society in monologue
rather than dialogue.
Violence ends by defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors
and brutality in the destroyers.
Dr. Martin Luther King
17. She only wanted him to go into town for groceries and as soon as
she had told him what she wanted (she) began to ______. “You’re always
puttering,” she said. “Now I want you to hustle. There isn’t anything in
the house for supper and you’ve got to get to town and back in a hurry.”
The Untold Lie
Anderson, Sherwood. 1919
18. You are without a doubt a rogue, a rascal, a villain, a thief, a
scoundrel, and a mean, dirty, stinking, sniveling,
_____ing, pimping, pocketpicking, thrice
double-damned, no-good son-of-a-bitch...
I feel better now, thanks
19. "He was an adroit scandal-monger, and would _______ a mile on his
belly to anything that had a title or a million.
Steps. John Buchan. 1875–1940
Barry, "Christmas Shopping: A Survivor's Guide":
for Men --
"Men are amused by almost any idiot thing -- that is why professional
ice hockey is so popular -- so buying gifts for them is easy. But you should
never buy them clothes. Men believe they already have all the clothes they'll
ever need, and new ones make them nervous. For example, your average man
has 84 ties, but he wears, at most, only 3 of them. He has learned, through
humiliating trial & error, that if he wears any of the other 81 ties,
his wife will probably laugh at him ("You're not going to wear THAT tie
with that suit, are you?"). So he has narrowed it down to three safe ties,
and has gone several years without being laughed at. If you give him a
new tie, he will _______ to like it, but deep inside he will hate you.
If you want to give a man something practical, consider tires. More than
once, I would have gladly traded all the gifts I got for a new set of tires."
21. What a unique gift for your favorite lawyer or friends
who needs one! Just squeeze him and hear legal
phrases like, "My client is innocent", "This is an outrage", "I'll
see you in court", and "Pay up you dead
beat." He carries a briefcase and is dressed in a gray suit, white
shirt and striped tie. He measures 7" ____ and
comes with a life-time battery included. Our pocket lawyer -- don't
go to court without him.
22. If you give a ______ man a fish
he will live a week. If
you teach a _______ to fish he
will live a life-time.
23. In that little valley was a strange stillness as I rode up; for
death and marriage had stolen youth and left age and childhood there. We
sat and talked that night after the _______ were done.
The Souls of Black
Folk. W. E. B. Du Bois. 1868–1963
24. "The joy that isn't ______ dies young."
25. "Man cannot be _______; he must be seduced into virtue."
26. Go ahead, there's ______ room to turn around.
27. "You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself
a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating
the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the _______ for independence."
28. "A _____ is when your competitor's program dies. When your program
dies, it is an 'idiosyncrasy'. Frequently, _____es are followed with a
message like 'ID 02'. 'ID' is an abbreviation for idiosyncrasy and the
number that follows indicates how many more months of testing the product
should have had."
29. The woman who is fat, or even _______, has a rather hopeless problem
unless fashion goes to Turkey for its next inspiration, which is so unlikely
it is almost possible!
Emily Post Etiquette 1922
30. "This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who
inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow ______ of the existing government,
they can excercise their constitutional right of amending it, or excercise
their revolutionary right to overthrow it."
31. "The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved
-- loved for ourselves, or ________, loved in spite of ourselves."
32. "Being president is like being a jackass in a hail________. There's
nothing to do but to stand there and take it."
33. In a word, M. le Duc had returned from the gay life of the capital
to show himself for a week among the loyal peasants belonging to the old
château, and their quaint habits and costumes afforded him a ______
Magnificent Ambersons. Booth Tarkington. 1869–1946
34. At one time I had the __________ computer in St. Etienne: a pentium
Back then, it was as if I owned the most expensive BMW ever made.
35. During all this time Hester stood, statue-like, at the foot of the
scaffold. If the minister’s voice had not kept her there, there would __________
have been an inevitable magnetism in that spot, whence she dated the first
hour of her life of ignominy. (From
Scarlet Letter. Nathaniel Hawthorne. 1804–1864.)
"A good listener tries to understand ________ what the other person
is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but before he disagrees,
he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with."
-Kenneth A. Wells
37. O Caledonia! _____ and wild,
· And the ______ joy which warriors feel Sir
Walter Scott. 1771-1832.
38."Flying is simple. You just throw yourself at the ground
and ________." Douglas
Adams, So Long, and Thanks for the Fish
39. "Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not ______ in the
40. I had not the faintest idea what had happened: whether the
fight was over; or whether this was merely a ______ in the fight; or where
the Spaniards were; or whether we might be attacked again; or whether we
ought ourselves to attack somebody somewhere else.
Theodore. 1913. An Autobiography: VII. The War of America the Unready.)