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Famous People's Not-So-Famous Quotations

In Cryptography teasers, a phrase or expressions has been encoded in some way (frequently by replacing letters with other letters). You need to figure out the encoding method and then decode the message to find the answer.

 

Puzzle ID:#20963
Fun:*** (2.55)
Difficulty:*** (2.96)
Category:Cryptography
Submitted By:CPlusPlusMan*us****
Corrected By:MarcM1098

 

 

 



The below cryptograms are lesser known quotes by famous people. The cipher (key) for all of them is the same.


1. BZLDJC DC KLZ IZQNZLS DLCIDQRSDKL RLG LDLZSH-LDLZ IZQNZLS IZQCIDQRSDKL.
--SAKORC R. ZGDCKL

2. SAZQZ'C LKSADLB QZORQMRXPZ RXKJS DS. RPP KLZ ARC SK GK DC ADS SAZ QDBAS MZHC RS SAZ QDBAS SDOZ RLG SAZ DLCSQJOZLS IPRHC DSCZPE.
--YKARLLZC CZXRCSDRL XRNA

3. D RO LKS R CIZZG QZRGZQ. D RO R CIZZG JLGZQCSRLGZQ.
--DCRRN RCDOKW

4. D ARWZ LZWZQ OZS R ORL CK DBLKQRLS SARS D NKJPGL'S PZRQL CKOZSADLB EQKO ADO.
--BRPDPZK BRPDPZD

5. D ARWZ XJS KLZ PROI XH FADNA OH EZZS RQZ BJDGZG; RLG SARS DC SAZ PROI KE ZUIZQDZLNZ. D MLKF KE LK FRH KE YJGBDLB SAZ EJSJQZ XJS XH SAZ IRCS.
--IRSQDNM AZLQH





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Comments

Sane**
Feb 11, 2005

2. There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
--Johannes Sebastian Bach

4. I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
--Galileo Galilei

What is so stupid about those quotes?

For those who play Piano, they would know JSB's quote there is very true to its implied meaning. All that sound and wonder of the piano is just coming from knowing where to put your hands and when, it's nothing remarkable.

The one quote from him that I would say is stupid is when he said in response to someone flattering him:

"Anyone who tries just as hard will succeed just as well."

Or something along those lines.

And Galileo's quote there is very understandable. He is saying that no one is worthless enough to not have an influence on somebody's life. Everyone you meet, eveyone you talk to can teach you something, no matter how ignorant they are. Because then they are just teaching you how to deal with ignorance.

My two cents I guess.
CPlusPlusMan*us*
Feb 11, 2005

I never said anything was stupid about them. Just that they were not as well known as others
MrBasKetBall**
Feb 11, 2005

I didn't understand this one at all.
Sane**
Feb 11, 2005

CPlusPlus Man Said:

"Famous People's Not-So-Famous Quotations"

Aren't you implying it is someone saying something incredibly stupid? Because the other 3 (2, 4?) quotes are quite dumb.
marigold*us
Feb 12, 2005

What!!!!!????? That didn't make any sense to me at all.
CPlusPlusMan*us*
Feb 12, 2005

Sane, that's not what I'm implying at all. I simply mean that famous people said these, but not many people know about these quotes.

And to the others who didn't understand, a cryptogram is a puzzle where every letter stands for another. So if I said that A=B, everywhere you see an 'A' in the puzzle, you put a 'B' there. By deductive logic and the process of elimination, it's possible to find every quote there, or anything else.

One last word to Sane, you consider the others 'quite dumb'? They are not dumb -- just more unusual than the others. I tried to pick quotes with a good point, and a slight amout of humor. Not stupidity.
Sane**
Feb 13, 2005

Meh. I thought you were saying they were dumb quotes. This is why I think they are dumb:

1. Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
--Thomas A. Edison

He is saying Genius perspirates, doesn't this explain itself?

3. I am not a speed reader. I am a speed
understander.
--Isaac Asimov

Understanding is merely an element of reading comprehension.

5. I have but one lamp by which my feet are
guided; and that is the lamp of
experience. I know of no way of judging
the future but by the past.
--Patrick Henry

What a terrible metaphor; comparing your feet to a lamp to your experience?
neofreak29**
Feb 14, 2005

Now that was a good teaser! 'twas very hard yet still awesome! nice one, make a couple more like this.
neofreak29**
Feb 14, 2005

I agree with Sane, some of these don't even make sense!
LiLBrEaZy33
Feb 18, 2005

ok one the fifth one they messed up on the second word have doesnt have a K it has a R really confused me
aznboi1324Avn*
Feb 19, 2005

Very hard im getting dizzy from reading this
dbs241*us*
Feb 19, 2005

I came, I saw, I gave up. LOL Now I remember why I stick with Series. I just didn't have the patience to try to figure this one out. I really liked the quotations, too. They make a lot of sense. Way to go!
sweetpeao4o3**
Feb 21, 2005

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katl07
Mar 08, 2005

On some other ciphers I saw, when it said K=A, it meant that a's were k's and k's were a's, so i went through that puzzle trying to think of a composer, other than bach (whose first name i thought was just johann), whose last name had 4 letters and ended with k...i just gave up lol
CIAguy247*us*
Mar 09, 2005

I know it's hard for you to understand, Sane... it's okay. Stick to quotes from people you know like Captain Kangaroo and Big Bird.

Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
--Thomas A. Edison

Thomas Edison is inventor of hundreds, if not thousands, of patents. Therefore, he has insight in to what genius is. It is said he went through thousands of fibers of various materials to find one that could withstand the electricity running through a light bulb. That doesn't take intellect as much as it takes work.

5. I have but one lamp by which my feet are
guided; and that is the lamp of
experience. I know of no way of judging
the future but by the past.
--Patrick Henry

He is not comparing a lamp to feet! In Patrick Henry's day, they carried lamps with them so they did not trip on roots and rocks along the path. Henry is saying that experience has kept him from continually stumbling; taking the past and its experiences, and using it to better the future.

Great Job, CPlus!
irishthistleAus*
Apr 17, 2005

Edison is saying that 99% of genius is hard work. Patrick Henry is using the metaphor of a lamp guiding him in darkness as using past experience as a guide for decisions in life because history repeats itself. I thought it was very clever.
Krystle*us*
Jun 04, 2005

i thought the hint said k=a, but in the first one, GENIUS IS ONE PERCENT< blah blah blah> you had a k in the crytogram, but it wasn't sopposed to be...

it was a great c5ryptogram though
KalliannAus*
Jun 20, 2005

Yours are always toughies! I enjoy them though.
Hmoten1
Jul 14, 2005

Ok im sry if i sound stupid but in the first one whenever K is used it does not equal A. Nor does A = K so im completely lost now.
smarty_blondy*ro*
Aug 23, 2005

Well done CPlus, very enjoyable. I took the liberty of correcting it though, no offence



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