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Who Said It: Bill Murray or Ernest Hemingway?

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1. "The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything: the better you are with your loved ones...with your enemies...at your job, the better you are with yourself."

A) Ernest Hemingway
B) Bill Murray

2. "If I see someone who's out cold on their feet, I'm going to try to wake that person up. It's what I'd want someone to do for me. Wake me the hell up and come back to the planet."

A) Bill Murray
B) Ernest Hemingway

3. "Never go on trips with anyone you do not love."

A) Bill Murray
B) Ernest Hemingway

4. "Nothing prepared me for being this awesome. It's kind of a shock. It's kind of a shock to wake up every morning and be bathed in this purple light."

A) Ernest Hemingway
B) Bill Murray

5. "There's only a couple times when fame is ever helpful. Sometimes you can get into a restaurant where the kitchen is just closing. Sometimes you can avoid a traffic violation."

A) Ernest Hemingway
B) Bill Murray

6. "It's hard to be an artist. It's hard to be anything. It's hard to be."

A) Ernest Hemingway
B) Bill Murray

7. "If you bite on everything [your kids] throw at you, they will grind you down...The thing I keep saying to them lately is: 'I have to love you, and I have the right to ignore you.”

A) Ernest Hemingway
B) Bill Murray

8. "The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."

A) Ernest Hemingway
B) Bill Murray

9. "Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know."

A) Ernest Hemingway
B) Bill Murray

10. "If you give people access, they take advantage. My phone would ring 75 times in a row...What kind of person would ever, ever let the phone ring 75 times?"

A) Bill Murray
B) Ernest Hemingway

11. "There's no one thing that is true. They're all true."

A) Ernest Hemingway
B) Bill Murray

12. "The only thing that could spoil a day was people. People were always the limiters of happiness, except for the very few that were as good as spring itself."

A) Ernest Hemingway
B) Bill Murray

13. "It's extremely powerful to say no; it's really the most powerful thing to say."

A) Ernest Hemingway
B) Bill Murray

14. "About morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after."

A) Ernest Hemingway
B) Bill Murray

15. "I live a little bit on the seat of my pants, I try to be alert and available...for life to happen to me."

A) Ernest Hemingway
B) Bill Murray

16. "Never mistake motion for action."

A) Ernest Hemingway
B) Bill Murray

17. "As I once said to one of my brothers, 'This is your life, not a rehearsal.' Somewhere there's a score being kept, so you have an obligation to live life as well as you can, be as engaged as you can."

A) Bill Murray
B) Ernest Hemingway

18. "The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them."

A) Ernest Hemingway
B) Bill Murray

19. "Courage is grace under pressure."

A) Bill Murray
B) Ernest Hemingway

20. "I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen."

A) Bill Murray
B) Ernest Hemingway

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Answers: 1:B; 2:A; 3:B; 4:B; 5:B; 6:B; 7:B; 8:A; 9:A; 10:A; 11:A; 12:A; 13:B; 14:A; 15:B; 16:A; 17:A; 18:A; 19:B; 20:B

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