Teaching Tip: Quotes From the Arts

Your students can have fun matching quotes from the arts with the people who issued the quotes.

Here are the people who issued the quotes:

Harriet Beecher Stowe - author of Uncle Tom`s Cabin

Stephen King - horror writer

Duke Ellington - jazz musician

Walt Disney - film producer

Bruce Springsteen - singer

Ernest Hemmingway - writer

Here are the quotes:

"All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn." (Hemmingway)

"Music was my way of keeping people from looking through and around me. I wanted the heavies to know I was around." (Springsteen)

"I did not write it. God wrote it. I merely did his dictation." (Stowe)

"Girls bored me - they still do. I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I`ve ever known." (Disney)

"Some people say that I must be a horrible person, but that`s not true. I have the heart of a young boy - in a jar on my desk." (King)

"It don`t mean a thing if it ain`t got that swing." (Ellington)
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