Well, folks, it's over! The Old-Fashioned Movie Quote Game is closed for guesses, and here are the answers.
"Believe me, I almost fainted! I thought they were going to break down the door and murder us all!"
~Fanny Thornton, North & South (2004)
Jo: If I wasn’t going to be a writer, I’d go to New York and pursue the stage. Are you shocked?
~Little Women (1994)
"I think one must gamble. I mean, it’s all a gamble. Everything! Life."
~Gwendolen Harleth, Daniel Deronda (2002)
Marianne Dashwood: When is a man to be safe from such wit, if age and infirmity do not protect him?
Mrs. Dashwood: “Infirmity”?
Elinor Dashwood: Do you call Col.Brandon infirm?
Mrs. D: If Col.Brandon is infirm, than I am at death’s door.
Elinor: It is a miracle your life has extended this far!
~Sense and Sensibility (1995)
"But then, fashion never was your forte, was it?"
~Sir Percy Blakeney (spoken to Chauvelin), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)
Sir Mulberry Hawk: You’re prettier when you’re in a passion.
Kate Nickleby: If my brother were here, he would be in a passion from which you would not soon recover!
~Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
"Shelves in the closet! Happy thought indeed."
~Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice (1995)
"I suppose in the end, it was a romantic way to perish. For a mouse."
~Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables (1985)
Mr. Rochester: Do you doubt me?
Jane Eyre: Entirely.
Rochester: You have no faith in me?
Jane: Not a whit!
~Jane Eyre (1983, but there are similar quotes in other versions)
"‘Knightley’, indeed. Never seen him in her life, and she calls him ‘Knightley’! Insufferable woman! Horrible, upstart, vulgar being with her ‘Mr. E’ and her ‘caro sposo’ and her carriages and air of pert pretentions and underbred finery. Actually to discover that Mr. Knightley is a gentleman, and that the woman who brought me up should be ladylike! I’ve never met her equal!
‘Knightley’, indeed! I’ve known him all my life, and even I don’t call him that! "
~Emma Woodhouse, Emma (2009) (I love that scene...)
Barbara Spooner: If we had met in other circumstances, I would have told you how deeply I admire your tireless efforts to force our ridiculous parliament to abolish the slave trade.
William Wilbeforce: Well if you had, I would have changed the subject and talked about botany.
BS: Botany? Why botany?
WW: Anything but politics.
BS: Well, I would have been bored by botany.
WW: So, even in other circumstances it would have been a disaster.
~Amazing Grace (2006)
Uriah Heep: I’m merely a clerk, at present. I’m well aware that I am the ‘umblest person going. My mother is, likewise, a very ‘umble person, and my father’s formal calling was ‘umble. He was a grave-digger.
David Copperfield: And what is he now?
Uriah: He’s partaking of glory at present.
~David Copperfield (1999)
Mr. Ribaldi (or Rigoletto): What is it you would like to sing?
Bonnie: Do you know “I’ll Be Loving You Always”?
Mr R: (Smirks and mimics) “I’ll Be Loving You Always.” (plays piano introduction)
Bonnie: (singing) #I'll be loving you, always...#
Mr R: (laughs and stops playing the piano)
Bonnie: What’s the matter?
Mr R: (still laughing) You sing like a goat!
Miss Minchin: And don’t sulk, it is not at all becoming.
Sara Crewe: I wasn’t sulking.
Miss Minchin: You were looking cross, which is much the same thing.
~A Little Princess (1986)
"A.J.": Sorry for calling you a geek today.
Frank: That’s okay. What’s a “geek,” anyway?
A.J.: It’s hard to explain. But when you see one, you’ll know.
~Split Infinity (1992) (It's a time travel movie, by the way.)
"People say that he sold his soul to the devil, but if he has I don't know what he done with the money!"
~Mr. Krook, Bleak House (2005)
"'Papa' is a preferable form of address. 'Father' is rather vulgar. Besides, the word 'Papa' gives a pretty form to the lips. 'Papa', 'potatoes', 'poultry', 'prunes', and 'prism' are all very good words for the lips. Especially 'prunes' and 'prism'."
~Mrs. General, Little Dorrit (2008)
"Do you know what I think was a strange thing, how both you boys picked out girls below you in rank and family, yet neither of you set your fancies on little MollyGibson. Now there's a lassie who's found her way into my heart."
~Squire Hamley, Wives and Daughters (1999)
Captain Harville: It is bad for him, I know, to be shut up as he is; yet what can we do?
Anne Elliot: Well, he is young. And time is a great healer. Or so, at least, I am told.
"Now turn around. Stand still." (tugs at braided & pinned up hair) "Good. These are all real, at any rate. I can't bear false hair on a girl."
~Miss Stanbury, He Knew He Was Right (2004)
"Thank you Gus. Beneath your vagabond clothing beats the heart of a gentleman."
~Felicity King, Road to Avonlea (Season 2, episode 2)
"There are some girls who do not feel complete unless they marry. I was never one of those, but I think my sister is."
~Augusta Tomkinson, Cranford (2007)
Here are the scores of everyone who played:
(55 points possible)
Miss Laurie: 55
Miss Dashwood: 32
The Well Dressed Doll: 24
JemimahD :-), 10
Charity U: 8
Thank you! I'm so glad you played!
I forgot to put one of the quotes I was going to do; which means I should do this again, do you think? ;-)