Saturday, March 3, 2012

Jane Austen Quote Game



Jane Austen is one of the most quotable authors from classic literature but many of her most famous quotes come straight from the mouths of her delightful characters.

See how well you know Jane Austen by trying to guess which character says each quote and which book each quote comes from!

To Play: Try to guess who said each quote without looking up the answers. Leave your guesses for character and book in a comment and I'll respond with your score. Guess as many times as you wish.

Points: One point for each correctly guessed character and book. Maximum of 30 points can be earned.


Which Jane Austen characters from which books said the following quotes?

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

Quote #2 - "A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill."

Quote #3 - To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.

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?"

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

Quote #6 - "Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance."

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

Quote #8 - "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of."

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."

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

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?"

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."

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

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

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."


Answers will be posted next week.

Have fun!

Very Truly Your's,

31 comments:

Miss Dashwood said...

Oh dear, these quotes are nearly all so familiar, and yet I can't place many of them! I'll do my best... and then I'll probably wake up at three tomorrow morning and remember them. ;)

With some of these, I may just guess the book and not the character, if that's OK.

1- Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice
2- Northanger Abbey
3- Mansfield Park-- Fanny, perchance?
4- Mr. Bennet, P&P (love this one)
5- Emma, possibly Mr. Woodhouse
6- Charlotte Lucas, P&P
7- I like this one... but can't place it!!
8- Henry Tilney, Northanger Abbey
9- Marianne Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility
10- Fanny Dashwood, S&S (this one always makes me laugh, even though I shouldn't because Fanny is so heartless!)
11- Elizabeth Bennet, P&P? This also sounds like it might be Emmer Woodhouse herself...
12- Isabella Thorpe from Northanger Abbey? I know I've heard this one...
13- Persuasion
14- Fanny Price, Mansfield Park
15- This sounds like Henry Tilney from NA again. But I can't be sure.

Charity U said...

How DO you think of all these games? You're amazing. :)

#1 -- Emma, Emma?

#4 -- Mr. Bennet, P&P. :D Love that quote!

#5 -- Oh, so familiar...Mr. Woodhouse, Emma?

#6 -- Charlotte Lucas, P&P.

#8 -- Familiar again...

#9 -- Lizzy, P&P.

#10 -- Fanny Dashwood, S&S.

That's it. For now. :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Miss Dashwood,
Good job on you answers. Most of them were correct earning you a total score of 17 points.
Your guesses for quotes 2, 8, 11 and 12 were incorrect. And you guessed the correct book for #5 and #13 but the characters were missed.

Maria Elisabeth said...

All these quotes are so familiar, but I have no clue where some of them came from! Here are my guesses.

1: Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice
2: Miss Bingley, Pride and Prejudice
3: Fanny Price, Mansfield Park
4: Mr. Bennet, Pride and Prejudice
5: Mrs. Elton, Emma
6: Charlotte Lucas, Pride and Prejudice
7: Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice
8: Mary Crawford, Mansfield Park
9: Marianne Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility
10: Fanny Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility
11: Edmund Bertram, Mansfield Park
12: Mary Crawford, Mansfield Park
14: Fanny Price, Mansfield Park
15: Anne Elliot, Persuasion

Thank you so much for doing this!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Charity,
Aww thank you, you're sweet! I'm not really amazing just imaginative. :)

Your guesses on quotes #4, #6 and #10 were correct. You guessed the correct book for #5 but the character was incorrect. Unfortunately your guesses for #1 and #9 were incorrect. Feel free to guess again. Thanks for playing! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Maria Elisabeth,
Your guesses for quotes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 14 were correct giving you a total score of 22 points.
Your guesses for quote 7, 11 and 15 were incorrect. Feel free to guess again on those and 13. Thanks for playing!

Stephanie said...

Oh! how fun, alright here I go!

1) Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy , Pride & Prejudice

2)Miss Caroline Bingely, Pride & Prejudice

3)

4)Mr. Bennett, Pride & Prejudice

5) Mrs. Mary Musgrove, Persuasion

6) Miss Charlotte Lucas Pride & Prejudice

7)

8) Miss Mary Crawford, Mansfield Park

9) Miss Eliza(beth) Bennett, Pride & Prejudice

10) Mrs. Fanny Dashwood, Sense & Sensibility

11)

12)(Ha! I almost said 'Sir Hamley, Wives and Daughters') Miss Mary Crawford, Mansfield Park

13)

14) Mr. Edmund Bertram, Mansfield Park

15)Mr. Henry Tilney, Northanger Abbey

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Stephanie,
Your guesses for quotes 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 15 were completely correct. And you guessed the correct book for #14 but wrong character.
Unfortunately your guesses on #5 and #9 were incorrect.
Your total score is 17 points.

Eva-Joy said...

2. Mr. Darcy - Pride and Prejudice
3. Emma? - from Emma
4. Mr. Bennet - Pride and Prejudice
5. John Knightley - Emma
6. Charlotte Lucas - P and P
9. Elizabeth Bennet - P and P
10. Fanny Dashwood - Sense and Sensibility
11. Emma - Emma
12. Mary Crawford - M.P.
15. Mr. Darcy - P and P

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

1. Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice
2. Emma
3. Fanny Price, Mansfield Park
4. Mr. Bennet, Pride and Prejudice
5. Mrs. Elton, Emma
6. Charlotte Lucas, Pride and Prejudice
7.
8. Mansfield Park
9. Marianne Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility
10. Fanny Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility
11. Emma Woodhouse?, Emma?
12. Dr. Grant?, Mansfield Park
13.
14. Fanny Price, Mansfield Park
15. Mary Crawford, Mansfield Park

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Eva-Joy,
Your guesses for quotes 2, 4, 10 and 12 were correct. On quote 5 you guessed the right book but wrong character. Your guesses on quotes 3, 9, 11 and 15 were incorrect.
Your score is 9 points.

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Miss Elizabeth Bennet,
Your guesses for quotes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 and 14 are correct. You guessed the right book for #8 and also #12 but the wrong character on that one. Your guesses on quotes 2, 11 and 15 were incorrect.
Your total score is 18 points. Good work!

Allison said...

FUN!
1. P&P - Mr. Darcy
2. P&P- Miss Bingly
3. ???
4. P&P - Mr. Bennet
5. ???? so familiar!
6. P&P - Charlotte Lucas
7. ???
8. ha ha ha, love this one, but don't know where it's from...
9. P&P - Elizabeth Bennet?
10. S&S - Fanny Dashwood
11. ???? my mind went blank!
12. ??? like this one to, but don't know either...
13. ??? Sounds familiar
14. ???
15. ???

Love when You do this Miss Laurie! : )

Ella said...

This was fun!
My guesses:
#5-Mr.Woodhouse
#9-Marianne Dashwood

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Allison,
Your guesses for quotes 1, 2, 4, 6 and 10 were completely correct.
Your answer for #9 was incorrect.
Your total score is 10 points.
I'm glad you enjoyed the game! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Ella,
You guessed the character for quote #9 correctly but your guess for #5 was incorrect. Thanks for playing! :)

Melody said...

1: Mr Darcy, Pride and Prejudice
2: Caroline Bingley, P&P
3: Fanny Price, Mansfield Park
4: Mr. Bennet, Pride and Prejudice
5: Mrs. Elton, Emma
6: Charlotte Lucas, P&P
7: Anne Elliot, Persuasion
8: Mary Crawford, MP
9: MARIANNE DASHWOOD SENSE AND SENSIBILITY!
Ahem. Sorry. (Favorite-quote-reaction)
10. Fanny Dashwood, S&S
11: Oh dear! I don't know!! Well, maybe I'll think of it later. =)
12. I know it. I KNOW IT! Oh! It must be Mary Crawford, Mansfield Park ?
13. Hehe! Admiral Croft, Perasuasion
14. Fanny Price, MP. (great quote. =) )
15: I think that's Catherine Morland, Northanger Abbey.

I loved this game, as you might well imagine. ;)

Rachel Olivia said...

1. Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice
2. Miss Bingley Pride and Prejudice
3. ? Mr. Frank Churchill from Emma
4. Mr. Bennet from Pride and Prejudice (one of the best scenes in the movie version)
5. Mr. John Knightly from Emma
6. Charlotte Lucas from Pride and Prejudice
7. ? I should know!
8. ?
9. Marianne Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility
10. I hould know this...but! ?Elizabeth Elliot from Persuasion
11. Emma Woodhouse from Emma (or maybe Lizzie from Pride and Prejudice?)
12. ?Henry Tilney from Northanger Abbey
13. Mr. Knightly from Emma
14. Emma Woodhouse from Emma
15. Henry Tilney from Northanger Abbey

Emily Ruth said...

#4: Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice.
#5: Mrs. Elton from Emma.
#6: Charlotte Lucas from Pride and Prejudice.
#9: Fanny Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility.
#10: I cannot recall who said it, but I think it may be from Persuasion.
#15: From Persuasion.

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Melody,
I knew you would ace this game! You do know your Jane Austen! :)
Your guesses for quotes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13 and 14 were absolutely correct. On quote 15 you guessed the correct book but the wrong character. Your total score is 27 points.
I knew you'd like #9, it's so you! :)
If you think of 11 or the character for 15 feel free to guess again.

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Rachel Olivia,
Good job on your answers!
Your guesses for quotes 1, 2, 4, 6, 9 and 15 were all correct. On quote 5 you guessed the book correctly but not the right character. Your guesses on quotes 3, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 were incorrect. Your total score is 13 points. Thanks for playing! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Emily Ruth,
Your guesses for quotes #5 and #6 were correct and you guessed the correct book for #4. Unfortunately you guesses on #9, #10 and #15 were incorrect. Your total score is 5 points. Thanks for playing! :)

Melody said...

Hmmm. Okay. Number 15 is Henry Tilney, possibly? And for 11, I'm going to guess The Watsons just because I don't recognize it. So it's just random. haha

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Melody,
Yes on #15. Who else? ;)
No on #11. I chose quotes from the major novels. Good try though!
Your score is 28 points.

Jemimah said...

Hey, I just saw the answer video for the hat quiz, and you can imagine my frustration when I saw lots of others that I knew!
It was so much fun to play, so thanks for doing it.
I think your blog is one of my No. 1 blogs out of the 30 or so ones I read regularly!
Keep up with the good work!

birdienl said...

1. Emma - Emma Woodhouse
2. Persuasion - Capt. Wenthworth
3. Sense and Sensibility - Marianne Dashwood
4. Pride and Prejudice - Mr. Bennet
5. Emma - Mr. Woodhouse
6. Persuasion - Lady Russel
7. Northanger Abbey - Catherine Morland
8. Pride and Prejudice - Mrs. Bennet
9. Sense and Sensibility - Marianne Dashwood
10. Sense and Sensibility - Fanny Dashwood
11.
12. Mansfield Park - Mary Crawford
13.
14. Mansfield Park - Fanny Price
15. Pride and Prejudice - Elizabeth Bennet

In His Wings said...

1.
2. Elizabeth Bennet P&P
3.
4. Mr. Bennet Pride & Prejudice
5.
6.
7.
8.
9. Elizabeth Bennet Pride & Prejudice
10.Mrs. Ferrars Dashwood Sense & Sensibility
11.
12.
13.
14. Fanny Price Mansfield Park
15.

When I have more time later, I will try for the other quotes.

God bless,
Sarah Grace

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

birdienl,
Good job on you answers. Your guesses for quotes 4, 9, 10, 12 and 14 were correct. Also you guessed the correct book for quote #5.
But your guesses for quotes number 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 and 15 were incorrect.
Your total score is 11 points. Thanks for playing!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Sarah Grace (In His Wings),
Your guess on quote # 4 is correct and you correctly guessed the books for #2 and #10. Your guess on quote #9 was incorrect. Hope to see more of your guesses very soon!

Miss Sneyd said...

1 - Mr. Darcy - Pride and Prejudice
2 - Caroline Bingley - Pride and Prejudice
3 - Fanny Price - Mansfield Park
4 - Mr. Bennet - Pride and Prejudice
5 - Mrs. Elton - Emma
6 - Charlotte Lucas - Pride and Prejudice
7 - I couldn't figure this one out
8 - Mary Crawford - Mansfield Park
9 - Marianne Dashwood - Sense and Sensibility
10 - Fanny Dashwood - Sense and Sensibility
11 - Colonel Brandon - Sense and Sensibility
12 - Mary Crawford - Mansfield Park
13 - Admiral Croft - Persuasion
14 - Fanny Price - Mansfield Park
15 - Henry Tilney - Northanger Abbey

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Miss Sneyd,
All of your answers for quotes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 were correct! Your total score is 28 points. Thanks for playing!

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