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Vlogger Marcus Butler with book

We recently got our hands on Marcus Butler's new book. Hello Life! is part lifestyle guide and part autobiography and is filled with Marcus' experiences including dealing with grief and YouTube success. We delved into the book and actually found some pretty deep and meaningful things. Which got us thinking, is Marcus Butler the modern day Socrates? 

We've devised a quiz to find out if you know your Marcus Butler from your Karl Marx...

Who Said It: Marcus Butler Or A Philosopher?

Is this a quote from Marcus Butler's book or from a famous philosopher?

"Accomplishment starts with the decision to try."

Marcus Butler

Immanuel Kant

"Unless you're telepathic, this Object of Desire is probably unaware of your affections"

Marcus Butler

David Hume

"Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you."

Marcus Butler

Jean-Paul Sartre

"You just keep pushing. You just keep pushing. I made every mistake that could be made. But I just kept pushing."

Marcus Butler

René Descartes

"Keep the sex noises to the bedroom"

Marcus Butler


"Beware of the person of one book."

Marcus Butler

Thomas Aquinas

"You have to make a change and walk away from the people who are bringing you down"

Marcus Butler


"I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I'll do it again."

Marcus Butler


"The toughest hurdle to overcome was fear"

Marcus Butler

John Locke

"Last words are for fools who haven't said enough."

Marcus Butler

Karl Marx


May we suggest heading to a book shop? Either pick up Hello Life! or Descartes Meditations. Better luck next time!

Getting there...

It's OK, this quiz was pretty hard. After all, Marcus Butler is obvs YouTube's answer to Plato.

Well Done!

You got a good score so you've clearly had a good look through Hello Life! Marcus would be proud of you!


You're either incredibly knowledgeable on Marcus Butler or a major philosophy geek. Either way, well done you!


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