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  • The game show places a premium on remembering trivia.
  • She has a great memory for sports trivia.
  • No matter how many clues I solved, I’d be faced with some Amy trivia to unman me.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Trivia.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines

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  • An immense backlog of scientific trivia awaited my attention at the cabin.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • He’s a little hard to handle, but he’s great with trivia."
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • I am the Terrible Trivium, demon of petty tasks and worthless jobs, ogre of wasted effort, and monster of habit.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • The only reason we were going, he said, was the Trivia Contest.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • Mrs. Brown, unbelievably, was more inefficient than I was in compiling the drivel and trivia demanded by the higher administrators.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Yet I cannot accept Steiner’s suggestion that silence is the answer, that it is best "not to add to the trivia of literary, sociological debate to the unspeakable."
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • Instead, almost every night it was dinner parties and busy restaurant tables with her friends, strenuous occasions where (jumpy, un-opiated, wracked to the last synapse), it was hard for me to make the proper show of social ardor, particularly when I was tired after work—and then too the wedding preparations, an avalanche of trivia in which I was expected to interest myself as enthusiastically as she, bright tissue-paper flurries of brochures and merchandise.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Probably because he watches more television than anyone I know, and he’s great with trivia.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • They hang on to Kream-O Pudding, and leave us such trivia as the theater, the movies, the radio, the schools, the book reviews and the criticism of architecture.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • You avoid trivia.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Bit difficult without my brother, the Human Wikipedia, around to keep track of such trivia for me.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • She might occasionally make time for a weekly night of trivia at a local pizza parlor with friends, but for the most part her social life consisted of short two- or three-line e-mails to friends and a slew of unreturned phone calls.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Yes, but look at it this way—worrying about such trivia is a waste of time.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • He was funny, and interested in just about everything Josh did, and his knowledge of trivia was incredible.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • I saw Annabeth playing trivia games and other brainiac stuff.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • I remembered a random bit of trivia, gleaned from who knows where: Charlie Chaplin was in his seventies when he fathered his youngest child.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong Vietnam was full of strange stories, some improbable, some well beyond that, but the stories that will last forever are those that swirl back and forth across the border between trivia and bedlam, the mad and the mundane.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • I wish it showed me in a better light, if not happier, then at least more active, less hesitant, less distracted by trivia.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • It was as if they were drunk on trivia, and every Friday was a bender.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • In the future I will remember the details of this day, the ordinary trivia illuminated by an event that sends my mind scurrying for significance.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • They were simply in a "smart" frame of mind, and, clearly, associating themselves with the idea of something smart, like a professor, made it a lot easier—in that stressful instant after a trivia question was asked—to blurt out the right answer.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • The huge capstone of this obelisk sat directly over his head, and Langdon now recalled a forgotten bit of trivia that seemed to have eerie relevance: the capstone of the Washington Monument weighed precisely thirty-three hundred pounds.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The teaching staff is composed almost solely of New York emigres, smart, thuggish, movie -mad, trivia-crazed.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Once Yossarian had driven him back from the nose, Aarfy was free to cower on the floor where Yossarian longed to cower, but he stood bolt upright instead with his stumpy arms resting comfortably on the backs of the pilot’s and co-pilot’s seats, pipe in hand, making affable small talk to McWatt and whoever happened to be co-pilot and pointing out amusing trivia in the sky to the two men, who were too busy to be interested.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • No petty issues, no political trivia, not even private affairs, were permitted to clutter up his intellect.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • As long as he is able to concentrate on his work, he doesn’t have to be distracted by practical trivia.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • Unlike most things in Keats, on Hyperion, Cicero’s was not named after some piece of pre-Hegira literary trivia.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The riddle of existence is the college curriculum that was laid before the Pharaohs, that was taught in the groves by Plato, that formed the trivium and quadrivium, and is to-day laid before the freedmen’s sons by Atlanta University.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • My father and Lorna had returned from a News Channel 5 promotional trip to the Bahamas, where they’d accompanied a group of viewers who’d won a contest involving sports and weather trivia.
    Sarah Dessen  --  That Summer
  • He grabbed his right hand with his left, held it steady and pressed his left thumb into the cramp… and as he watched his fingers spread free, he knew what he had to do do without wasting an hour on the all-important unimportant trivia.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Does that mean the objects in this room are total trivia?
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • God, what a storehouse of trivia he kept up there.
    Judith Guest  --  Ordinary People
  • I did the same thing with memorizing scales and bits of trivia.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • Who would care about such trivia?
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • He’d won more than a few bets on that piece of trivia, especially on the rigs, where practically everyone guessed the Mississippi.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • The game includes eight contestants (or, in a later daytime version, six) who each answer trivia questions and compete for a single cash jackpot.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • When it came time to publish the orders, instead of "routine order of the day" or other trivia, they published Hendrick’s court-martial.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • For some people, it manifests itself in the ability to memorize trivia, or excel as doctors, or accurately interpret financial data as a hedge-fund billionaire.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • More than once she’d refused to talk to me on the rare occasions when I managed to answer one of the teacher’s trivia questions faster than her.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • We got whole scrolls of names, people both here and in China, and even names of contributors (all of them minor, not even the stuff of trivia) who helped the students by paying for flyers and banners and the renting of meeting halls.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • When I closed my eyes that night, the thoughts that came to my mind were all of my father, his voice telling jokes or odd little bits of trivia about obscure inventors and scientists, people he said society had not properly received.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • Hard as it is to believe now—as he returns to his mansion and passes through its stone halls toward the magnificent den with its elaborate audiovisual system—there was a time when Steve Wallace worried about such financial trivia as life insurance.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Then Ferula drew her out of bed with a mother’s gentle caresses, telling her the good news from the morning paper, which was less every day, so that she was forced to fill the gaps with gossip about the neighbors, domestic trivia, and made-up anecdotes that Clara found very lovely and forgot within five minutes; thus Ferula could tell the same ones over and over and Clara always enjoyed herself just as if it were the first time she was hearing them.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Below it was another notice: IF YOU INTEND TO WASTE MY TIME ON TRIVIA, YOU’D BETTER GO AWAY NOW!
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • What’s new?" is an interesting and broadening eternal question, but one which, if pursued exclusively, results only in an endless parade of trivia and fashion, the silt of tomorrow.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Thro’ Trivia’s grove they walk; and now behold, And enter now, the temple roof’d with gold.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
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