Can You Guess the Famous Book from a Single Line?
Many of these romantic declarations, calls to action, and observations about the world can stand on their own. But can you figure out which well-known book they come from?
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Name the book!
A memorable quote in a book can grip readers, define a character, and even earn a major place in literary history. You’ve probably heard some of these famous lines from literature, but do you actually know which books they come from? We’ll give you three choices for each; see how many you can correctly identify (and maybe find a new must-read in the process)! More of a film buff? See if you can figure out what movies these famous lines come from.
This sounds like a line from a Gothic romance, all right…but which Gothic romance? Kudos if you knew that the impassioned couple this quote references is Catherine and Heathcliff from Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. This quote actually made it into our list of the most romantic lines from books ever.
“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.”
A. The Fellowship of the Ring
B. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
C. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Fellowship of the Ring
You might have seen this in inspirational quote roundups and on Pinterest boards, but did you know which fantasy masterpiece it was from? This line, the start of a full poem, is from the first of the Lord of the Rings volumes by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring.
You might have known this was the opening line from…something, but may not have known which book. Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick opens with the narrator giving this introduction, which is short and sweet. For better or worse, the same cannot be said for the rest of the book.
A Christmas Carol
Jacob Marley’s ghost pays a visit to Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ oft-adapted holiday tale A Christmas Carol. He’s the first of four ghosts to visit Scrooge and warn him to change his selfish ways before it’s too late. Was this one too easy for you? See how well you really know A Christmas Carol.