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#1 Tabaluga

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:53 AM

Another game for the Chit Chat section... Guess the quote ! Posted Image
Here are the rules:

1. The quotes to be guessed are from classic literature works, the work and the author should be internationally well-known.
2. The person who guesses correctly will post the next quote for guessing.
3. After 3 posts with wrong or guesses or cluelessness, the poster of the quote should give a hint.
4. Honor code - we won't type the quote into google and look for the answer this way. This is supposed to be a guessing game, and
simply looking up the answer would spoil the fun, so please refrain from doing that.

Hope you'll join and have fun! So let's get it started with a hopefully not too difficult one Posted Image :

"I do not know my age, for I have not counted the years I have been here."

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#2 hobglobin

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:19 AM

no idea and I've a strong temptation to use google...btw is Harry-Potter already classic literature work? IMO not Posted Image
One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

#3 Tabaluga

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:15 AM

Thanks for the like ! No, I wouldn't say HP is classic literature, just well-known.

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:14 AM

nice Tabs :P...I 'll take 3 stabs at it so that you will be forced to give a clue....(is this allowed btw?)

My first thought is Hemingway's Old man and the Sea- with the Spanish fisherman who went to Cuba (and was there for a very loong time.....) and had a fight with a marlin...
Second guess is HG Wells Montgomery- the faithful assistant of Dr Moreau in his island of beastfolks
Third would be either Tolkien's Bilbo or Gandalf..they are ageless anyhow but this is really a wild stab....
4th would be Verne's Captain Nemo...another wild stab...


So can you give the clue now? :lol:..:lol:...
"Oh what a beauteousness!"
- hobglobin, personal comment about my beauteous photo......

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:17 AM

yes the first sounds good...anyway my guess is Robinson Crusoe
One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

OK, so now we have our three posts for a hint (one clueless posts and two guessing posts).... @casandra: I'm not sure if several guesses by the same person in one post count towards the 3 posts, but I see it's difficult when not so many people take part, so for the beginning we can handle it very relaxed Posted Image

The guesses are interesting but no one is correct so far. Here's the hint: The sentence is said by a man who spends an extremely long time in an infamous prison even though he is innocent.

Edited by Tabaluga, 18 January 2013 - 10:29 AM.

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

and perhaps 1-2 guesses per post should be enough, and then a final chance if the first were wrong Posted Image
and certain figures in a text or just title and author? If the first then you can use any minor character which makes it even more difficult Posted Image

Edited by hobglobin, 18 January 2013 - 10:38 AM.

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:39 AM

Well done, your turn now hobglobin Posted Image !!!
And i agree with you in up to 2 guesses per post, it makes sense (oooh, sorry, casandra Posted Image Posted Image )

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#9 casandra

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:40 AM

that would be my answer too..this is not fair.....Posted Image and no weird quotes dr H...

Edited by casandra, 18 January 2013 - 10:45 AM.

"Oh what a beauteousness!"
- hobglobin, personal comment about my beauteous photo......

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:52 AM

bad luck Mlle C and why not? Posted Image
anyway here it is:
" I visit the Commander two or three nights a week, always after dinner, but only when I get the signal."

Good luck Posted Image
One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

#11 casandra

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:01 AM

pppffft....are you trying to be cute? :P

The Signal is Nick......Atwood's The Handmaid's tale
"Oh what a beauteousness!"
- hobglobin, personal comment about my beauteous photo......

#12 Tabaluga

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

No idea on that one !

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#13 hobglobin

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:03 AM

I should have used a more difficult one...Posted Image I suspected that you know it, Mlle C Posted Image
and hopefully M. Atwood's The Handmaid's tale is already a classic Posted Image

Edited by hobglobin, 18 January 2013 - 11:04 AM.

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

#14 casandra

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:46 AM

well, it helped when you did a book report on it...:lol:...mine would be quite easy:

"My revenge has just begun! I spread it over centuries and time is on my side."
"Oh what a beauteousness!"
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#15 Tabaluga

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:55 AM

probably completely wrong, but H.G. Wells - The Time Machine ?

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 





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