Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Contest Results & Answers

No one entered the contest. Not one person. Surely the quotes weren't that difficult? Some, the first two in particular, were quite easy, I thought.

The answers are below.

1. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
---Pride and Prejudice, first line

2. But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way.
--Northanger Abbey

3. Everybody likes to go their own way---to choose their own time and manner of devotion.
---Mansfield Park

4. When any two young people take it into their heads to marry, they are pretty sure by perseverance to carry their point, be they ever so poor, or ever so imprudent, or ever so little likely to be necessary to each other's ultimate comfort.

5. One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.

6. We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.
---Mansfield Park

7. No one can be really esteemed accomplished who does not greatly surpass what is usually met with.
---Pride and Prejudice

8. In every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided between the sexes.
Northanger Abbey

9. Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.

10. It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.
---Sense and Sensibility

I'll try again next year, with different quotes.