Saturday, March 10, 2012

Jane Austen Quote Game - Answers!

These are the answers to the Jane Austen Quote Game I posted last week. Thanks to everyone who played! I was glad to see so many people recognizing the quotes of Jane Austen!

This game also made it to Jane Austen Today's Friday Finds post. Thank you Vic!

The Answers:

Quote #1 - “I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.” 
- Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice

Quote #2 - "A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill." 
- Caroline Bingley, Pride and Prejudice

Quote #3 - "To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment." - Fanny Price, Mansfield Park

Quote #4 - "It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are the result of previous study?" - Mr. Bennet, Pride and Prejudice

Quote #5 - "There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort." - Mrs. Elton, Emma

Quote #6 - "Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance." 
- Charlotte Lucas, Pride and Prejudice

Quote #7 - "What wild imaginations one forms where dear self is concerned! How sure to be mistaken!" - Anne Elliot, Persuasion

Quote #8 - "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of." 
- Mary Crawford, Mansfield Park

Quote #9 - "...The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love." - Marianne Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility

Quote #10 - "...if you observe, people always live for ever when there is any annuity to be paid them." - Fanny Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility

Quote #11 - "Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong?" - Colonel Brandon, Sense and Sensibility

Quote #12 - "Oh! do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch." - Mary Crawford, Mansfield Park

Quote #13 - "One man's ways may be as good as another's, but we all like our own best..." 
- Admiral Croft, Persuasion

Quote #14 - "We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be. - Fanny Price, Mansfield Park

Quote #15 - "I should no more lay it down as a general rule that women write better letters than men, than that they sing better duets, or draw better landscapes. In every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided between the sexes." 
- Henry Tilney, Northanger Abbey

Players Scores:
Melody - 28 points
Maria Elisabeth - 22 points
Miss Elizabeth Bennet - 18 points
Miss Dashwood - 17 points
Stephanie - 17 points
Rachel Olivia - 13 points
birdienl - 11 points
Allison - 10 points
Eva-Joy - 9 points
Charity 7 points
Emily Ruth - 5 points
Sarah Grace (In His Wings) - 4 points
Ella - 1 correctly guessed character

New game up soon!

Very Truly Your's,


Net Movie Blogger said...

Though I have read most of the Austen books - I admit I am terrible at remembering which character said what. Oh my goodness... it was fun, however... to read these clever quotes and learn which characters said them.

I enjoy these "little diversions"! (Mrs Elton - Emma)

Kirk said...

Great quiz! 21 out of 30 grrrr! Reading Emma now, thought someone else in that book said #5. Glad Adm Croft made the quiz and I got that one right!

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