Originally Posted by al34434
I do not attemp to solve some crptograms when I see who they are from, i.e. probverb, Bob Hope (I,ve met him and dislike him) and few others. Does anyone else do this?
Hi, I'm a newbe and had wondered the same thing. I do skip some quotes now when I see who they are from. An example is Nietzsche--a real "downer" in my opinion. (Haven't seen one by Hitler, yet. But, I'll skip that one for sure.) For me, part of the whole reason for solving a cryptogram is to get to a "nugget" at the end. Something uplifting or inspiring or at least thought-provoking.
PS. It's hard to believe you didn't like Bob Hope. (I will always love his work.) But, at the same time, I guess I can believe it. Many people love VanGogh, but would probably be deeply dismayed if he actually was in their living room.