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01-08-2017, 10:37 PM
Players sometimes offer tips in the quote comments about authors' frequently used words. Here's a thread for collecting those tips in one place.

My starter list:

Les Brown: You/your, Goal

Horace Mann: Education

Will Durant: Civilization

Gene Perret: Grandchildren

Jack Handey: "I think" are often the first words.

01-09-2017, 09:06 AM
If it's a quote by Robert Schuller the word(s) "possibility" or "impossibility" can almost always be found somewhere in the quote.

01-09-2017, 01:29 PM
Jerry Coleman: Some player you've never heard of, who if you had would be the key to solving the entire quote.

01-10-2017, 04:09 AM
Mignon McLaughlin: Woman

01-10-2017, 06:13 PM
Jerry Coleman: Some player you've never heard of, who if you had would be the key to solving the entire quote.

good one, lurker!!

01-10-2017, 07:19 PM
Mignon McLaughlin: Woman

...or Marriage

01-11-2017, 06:01 AM
Ambrose Bierce: The first word after the colon is A or An, and it's a quirky definition.

01-11-2017, 05:30 PM
John Kenneth Galbraith: Economics, Economists

William Penn: Thou, Thy

Alexander Pope, William Shakespeare: 'd at the end of a word, where you would expect 't or 's.

01-13-2017, 11:41 AM
William Shakespeare: doth, hath

Hath I remembered this before retiring a couple nights ago, my speed for this month would be improved by 40%. Haply, I arose in the morning, instantly saw the word "hath," and solved ye olde cryptogram forthwith. Better late than never (methinks).

01-28-2017, 06:01 PM
If it's a coach or baseball manager, look for the name of their sport ("Football," "baseball," etc).

For Benjamin Franklin, look out for "thee" and "thou."

02-20-2017, 06:12 AM
Helen Rowland: Marriage, man, woman

The Beagle
02-20-2017, 02:55 PM
Jim Rohn, Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, Wayne Dyer, etc... "success"

The Beagle
02-20-2017, 02:56 PM
Will Rogers: "politics," "government," or "taxes."

The Beagle
02-21-2017, 07:35 AM
Alexander Pope: "Thee," "Thou," and "Thy" (and maybe "didst").

03-08-2017, 12:58 PM
Fred Allen: TELEVISION (in nearly every quote, I think).

05-27-2017, 10:59 PM
Mother Teresa: LOVE

06-01-2017, 04:34 AM
Gandhi: non-violence (or nonviolence)

06-10-2017, 02:31 PM
Henny Youngman -- look for "my wife."