Thursday, December 1, 2011

Quote(s) of the Week 9

I so enjoyed playing Miss Laurie's quote game several weeks ago that I decided to host one of my own.  It's the ninth Quote of the Week (who else loves odd numbers?), so I have here fifteen quotes from various period dramas (yes, the numbers 9 and 15 have nothing do with each other, except that they're both multiples of 3.  I'm random that way.)  Your job is to guess who said each of these, and in what movie they appear.  If you can guess the person correctly, you get one point; if you guess the movie, you get another point.  Fifteen questions with a possibility of two points each; I'm no math whiz, but that would mean that the highest score you can get is 30 points.  Make sense?

Feel free to leave your answers in a comment.  The game will last until next Thursday (the 8th), at which time I'll reveal the winners.  I won't publish your comments until then, but I will reply with your scores (so that you can guess again if you missed a few).  I've removed characters' names where they are mentioned--that's where you see blanks.

Without further ado...

1) Well, he rode seven miles to bring her a wasp's nest and you don't do that for no reason!

2) She could talk the hind leg off a mule. Hmm, wouldn't that be a change around here.

3) It seems to me, that if there is a bad taste in your mouth, you spit it out. You don't constantly swallow it back.

4) Why should I break my head about the outside world? Let the outside world break its own head! Well put, no?

5) If you refuse this offer, you will be the most ungrateful, wicked girl, and the angels will weep for you.

Character 1: I do not remember such words.
Character 2: I remember them.
Character 1: I will do remembering!

Character 1: I don't think I shall ever learn to be a lady of leisure, ______.
Character 2: Now that is not the spirit, is it? Of course it is hard. It's downright boring sometimes but one just has to work at it.

Character 1: Now, what would you like to wear? Black, black, or black?
Character 2: Are you blind? They're all black. And I will not be laughed at, servant.

Character 1: He's gone to London to have his hair cut.
Character 2: His hair cut? Imperative business indeed.

Character 1: I do not think you would accept my help, since I am only waiting around to kill you.
Character 2: That does put a damper on our relationship.

11) My dear chap, I never would have dreamt of depriving you of your moment of triumph. Alas, a moment was all I could spare.

12) I am heartily ashamed of myself, _____. But don't despair, it'll pass; and no doubt more quickly than it should.

13) That's my sister. She's completely bald in front.

Character 1: View halloo!
Character 2: Oh, yes, definitely. A view halloo.
Character 3: View halloo? Faith and begorrah, 'tis them redcoats again!

15) ______ is a wealthy woman with a married daughter, she has nothing to do but marry off everyone else's.


Miss Molly said...

1. Marilla. from " Anne of Green Gables.'
5. Henry Higgins. From " My Fair Lady."
8. Character 1.Martha. Character 2. Mary. From " The Secret Garden."
10. Character 1. Inigo Montoya. Character 2. Westly. From " The Princess Bride."
14. Character 1.Fox hunter. Character 2. Horse. character 3. Fox.

Miss Dashwood said...

Molly, all of your answers were correct, (for 1, 5, 8, 10, and 14) so you have nine points. (In #14, you didn't say which movie the quote was from, though you guessed the characters correctly.) Feel free to guess again if you like!
I'm impressed that you remembered #8, since it's been quite a while since we watched that one!

Ella said...

I have one guess
#9-Emma 2009
charcter one-Emma
charcter tweo-Mr.Knightly

Anne-girl said...

1) Umm this is from Wives and daughters but i can't remember who said it.
2)Marilla-Anne of Greene Gables
3)Barbra Spooner- Amazing Grace
4)Someone in fiddler on the roof. i can't remember who though.
5) Henry Higgins- My Fair Lady
6)the king and Anna- the King and I.
7)Amy Dorrit and Fanny Dorrit- Little Dorrit
8)I have no idea
9)Mr. Knightly and Emma- Emma 2009
10)Anigo Montoia and Westly- The Princess Bride.{I know i didn't spell that right}
11)Sir Percy- The Scarlet Pimpernel
12)Mr. Bennet. Th blank is Lizzy.- Pride and Prejudice 2005
13)Jo march-Little Women
14) Huntsman horse and fox- Mary Poppins
15) Mrs. Jennings is the blank and Elinor is speaking- Sense and Sensibility

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Yay! I'm glad my quotes games inspired you because I love playing these games too! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Okay, now for my guesses!

1) Wives & Daughters, Miss Browning?

2) Anne of Green Gables, sounds like Marilla Cuthbert talking about Anne

3) Amazing Grace, Barbara Spooner talking to William Wilberforce


5) Jane Eyre? Sounds like Aunt Reed or Mr. Brocklehurst but I'm unsure. I've definitely heard this quote before!


7) Little Dorrit, Amy Dorrit and Fanny Dorrit

8) The Secret Garden, Martha and Mary Lennox (love this film!)

9) Emma 2009?, Emma and Mr. Knightley

10) Princess Bride! Westley and Inigo Montoya


12) Pride and Prejudice 1995, Mr. Bennet

13) Little Women, Jo March talking to Laurie about Meg!


15) Sense & Sensibility 1995, Mrs. Dashwood(? or Elinor) speaking about Mrs. Jennings

Quotes 4, 6, 11 and 14 sound so familiar so I'll think them over and try to guess again later when I have more time.

Miss Dashwood said...

You are right! You now have two points. Feel free to guess again if you recognize any others!

You now have 26 points. Good job! All of your guesses were correct--I thought I might stump you with #8, though, and I was right. :) If you can remember the characters in #1 and #4, go ahead and post it!

Miss Dashwood said...

Miss Laurie,
Thank you for being the inspiration! I had so much fun compiling this. :)
Now for your answers--
You have 19 points. Your guess for #1 was partially correct; the movie was right but not the character. #5 was incorrect, but do try again if you remember it! With #9, you were right about the year that movie was made (though even if it had been wrong, I wouldn't have discounted that because I didn't specify years). With #15, the movie was correct and you suggested two characters. One of those was right, so you get two points for that. :)

Melody said...

Oooh I love quotes! But I must say, a lot of these I don't know! =O Well, here goes.

1. Well it would be Wives and Daughters, but as to who said it...I don't know.

2. Marilla, Anne of Green Gables (I ought to know...I've watched that movie a million times!)

3. Barbara Spooner, Amazing Grace

4. No idea.

5. Uhhh.....

6. ?????

7. Amy and Fanny Dorrit, Little Dorrit

8. Hmm!

9. *Snorts*
Emma and Mr. Knightley, Emma (2009)

10. Um?

11. Yeah....

12. Mr Bennet, Pride and Prejudice

13. Hahahahaha! Jo March, Little Women (That quote is quite popular with my sister and me)

14. Hum de dum...

15. Elinor Dashwood (about Mrs. Jennings), Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Miss Dashwood said...

You have 15 points! #1's title was correct, but you didn't guess the character so I gave you just one point.
Haha, yes, 13 always makes me laugh!
I honestly thought you would know #11... in fact I know you do... *smiles mischievously*
Do check back again if you recognize any more!

Melody said...

Uhhh? Well, I thought it looked a bit familiar but...well, maybe it will come to me? o.O

Ella said...

I have tow more guess
#13-Littlw women 1995- Jo March
#15-Sense and Sensiblity 1995-Mrs.Dashwood.

Miss Dashwood said...

Your guess for #13 was correct and your guess for #15 was partially correct (the movie was right, but not the character). Your score is now 5 points.

Alexandra said...

I love these. :-)


1) Miss Phoebe in Wives and Daughters

2) Marilla in Anne of Green Gables

3) Barbara in Amazing Grace

4) Ohhhhh, man. Not sure.

5) Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady. LOVE.

6) I knowwwww I've heard this. I just can't think of where. :-)

7) Ditto the above.

8) Martha and Mary in Secret Garden

9) Emma and Mr. Knightley in Emma (2009)

10) Inigo Montoya and The Man in Black aka Westley in The Princess Bride

11) Sir Percy (scream) in The Scarlet Pimpernel (scream). Haha. One of my favorite quotes. :-) (all I read was 'my dear chap' and I knew who it was. :-P)

12) Mr. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice (1995, I believe)

13) Jo in Little Women

14) Not sure.

15) Elinor in Sense and Sensibility

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Thanks Miss Dashwood!
Let's see if I can try a few more guesses.
#1 would be Miss Phoebe I think.
Is #5 something like Nicholas Nickleby or Queen Victoria's mother in The Young Victoria? #5 is really bugging me because it sounds so familiar!
I was thinking that #11 could be The Importance of Being Earnest but now I think it's probably Sir Percy from The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Miss Dashwood said...

You have 22 points! So far, you are the first person to correctly guess *who* said the first quote. :)
Haha, I knew you'd get #11 right away. I only had to restrain myself from putting in, like, 10 quotes from that character.
If you want to try again on 4, 6, 7, or 14, by all means go ahead!

Miss Dashwood said...

Miss Laurie,
Your guesses for #1 and #11 are correct, which moves your score to 21 points! Feel free to try again on 4, 5, 6 or 14!

Melody said...

Hint? Hint?
Like...time era?? haha ;-)

Miss Dashwood said...

You want a *hint*? How shocking!
Okay, okay, here's the hint. Monarch of the seas.. could that be a ship? Wealth and pomp of kings... court? Ship-court!

No, I'm kidding. I just couldn't resist sticking that bit in. Okay, here's your REAL hint: think swords, cravats and little red flowers.

Melody said...

Ha, ha, ha! you make me laugh! Shipcourt, indeed!

Haha, okay, that must The Scarlet Pimpernel. >.< I'm not QUITE up on the quotes yet, since I've only seen it a couple times. I'll take a random guess and say that Sir Percy said it. :P

Miss Dashwood said...

Your completely random and unassisted guess is, in fact, correct. On both counts. :) This brings you to 17 points.

Miss Molly said...

14. I forgot to mention this. The movie is from " Mary Poppins."

Miss Dashwood said...

Miss Molly, you've guessed the movie for #14 correctly and your score is now 10 points.

Rachel Morland said...

I only know a few of these.

#9 is Emma and Knightley from the 2009 Emma.
#10 is Inigo Montoya and Wesley from the Princess Bride.
#14 is the foxhunting party and the poor lil fox from Mary Poppins
#15 is Elinor from the 1995 Sense and Sensibility.

Miss Dashwood said...

Rachel, how lovely to hear from you again! Your answers are all correct, so you have eight points.

Hayden said...

well, 1) is from Wives and daughters. Roger brought Molly the wasp nest...I do know that...but I can't remember who said it! Ugh...?

5) My Fair Lady. Professor Higgins. Could recite that movie in my sleep. :)

7) I'm not sure about this one- is it Little Dorrit? 1 would be Amy Dorrit, 2 would be...Fanny?

8) from the Secret Garden Character 2 is Mary, 1 is the maid- io can't remember her name!

9) sounds so familiar but I cannot place it...wait! Is it Emma- 1 being Emma, 2 being Mr. Knightley?

10) Princess Bride- character 1 is Inigo Montoya, character 2 The man in black (aka Westley:)

11) The Scarlet Pimpernel- from the man himself :)

12) is Pride and Prejudice, thus said by Mr. Bennet to Lizzie.

13) Little Women. Jo March :)

14) Mary Poppins. The Hunter, the horse and the fox. I admit my sister helped me on that one.

14) Sense and Sensibility..ummm...Eleanor said it I think...I seriously need to re-watch this movie...We're watching it this Monday...Is she speaking of Mrs. Jennings?

uhh...every one of the rest sound familiar, but I can't place them! This was really fun, though. I may try doing a quote thing sometime as well :)

Miss Dashwood said...

Hayden dahling,
21 points, congratulations! Your guess for no. 1 was correct, but you still need the character. It seems a lot of people couldn't remember this character, so perhaps I will post a hint sometime soon. Haha, yes I could recite the movie for #5 in my sleep as well! And yes, your guess for #15 was correct on three counts: the movie, the character, and the person spoken of. :)