Quote of the Day (15)

ugly witch Let’s combine the following quote with a little quiz:

“For certain there never were witches and warlocks in this world, but it’s just as undeniable that throughout history people believed in cheaters who had the talent of acting as sorcerers.”
(my translation)


When is this quote from?

  • 11th century (33%, 2 Votes)
  • 18th century (33%, 2 Votes)
  • 3rd millennium (33%, 2 Votes)
  • Ancient Greece (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Julius Ceasar's time (0%, 0 Votes)
  • 1960s (0%, 0 Votes)

Votes total: 6

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Solution (20 Dec): 33% were right, it’s from the 18th century. Last weekend’s Donaukurier, where I found it, attributed it to Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), but German WikiQuote shows as confirmed source Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798), Italian adventurer and author. Guess a DK editor might have messed up copy&paste in this quote collection…

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  1. jL

    Ich hab mal für aktuell abgestimmt, aber es könnte auch uralt sein. Wenn ich Recht habe, dann ist es zu schwierig, den Autor zu raten :-)

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