Saturday, June 18, 2011

Answers to The Quote Quiz

Thanks to those of you who tried guessing the quotes I posted last Monday. I thought they were way too easy, but you told me that no, that was not necessarily the case. So here are the answers for those of you who are interested:

1. "Oh, my cherished preserver!"  Mr. Rochester says this to Jane after the first fire in Jane Eyre.

2. "I am haunted by humans." The final sentence of The Book Thief.

3. "Is this a kissing book?" From The Princess Bride... yes I remember it most from the movie, but I'm pretty sure it's in the book too.

4. "For you, a thousand times over." What Amir says to his friend Hassan many times, and what Hassan says in turn to Amir's son later on.

5. "My mother is a fish." Benji in As I Lay Dying... my English class got a huge kick out of this quote.

6. "Alas, poor Yorik." Another memory of English class, this one from Hamlet.

7. "It is a far far better thing that I do, than I have ever done..." The last line in A Tale of Two Cities... I cut it short, it goes on for a bit longer. But I love it.

8. "The happiness which this reply produced, was such as he had probably never felt before; and he expressed himself on the occasion as sensibly and as warmly as a man violently in love can be supposed to do." Yes, from Pride and Prejudice. I love this one too... how you just have to assuming there's a kiss. Ah... imagination!

9. "Do you know why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories." From Peter Pan.

10. "I want words at my funeral. But I guess that means you need life in your life."  From I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak... very true words, don't you think? Get out there and live!

1 comment:

  1. Well, I don't feel too bad about not knowing 5, 7 and 9, I haven't read them. I had read 4, though, I should have know that. I'm absolutely humiliated that I didn't get 10. For shame!



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