Author Topic: Kids' books Quotes Quiz  (Read 6503 times)

Tim Hall

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Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2011, 12:01:12 pm »
being a bit of an eejit, i've plumped for a first line, rather than any quote. Clue - much older than dahl.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2011, 08:40:34 pm »
It's The Magician's Nephew by CS Lewis. The Narnia book nobody bothers about.

It began with the day when it was almost the Fifth of November, and a doubt arose in some breast - Robert's, I fancy - as to the quality of the fireworks laid in for the Guy Fawkes celebration.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


Tim Hall

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Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2011, 09:09:25 pm »
Sounds a bit Nesbit-ish.  I shall ponder.

You were right about the Magician's Nephew btw.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2011, 09:13:51 pm »
I know.  ;D
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Tim Hall

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Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2011, 03:02:35 pm »
having consulted other people, is it The Phoenix and the Carpet?
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2011, 03:08:25 pm »
having consulted other people, is it The Phoenix and the Carpet?

It is!

(I knew that one too)
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Tim Hall

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Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #31 on: February 25, 2011, 03:53:09 pm »
Hah!

OK, then, from memory:

Quote
It was cold in the car and uncomfortable, but Mr. <name withheld to make it harder> was so tired he didn't notice.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Wowbagger

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Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #32 on: February 26, 2011, 01:49:42 pm »
Would that be Mr. Bear's Holiday by any chance?
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Tim Hall

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Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #33 on: February 26, 2011, 02:55:08 pm »
Close.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #34 on: February 26, 2011, 02:59:38 pm »
Miss Z the younger has this one. "Peace At Last".

Never tell me the odds.

Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #35 on: February 26, 2011, 03:00:30 pm »
The monster ate the dinner.

Then it watched the television.
Never tell me the odds.

Tim Hall

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Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #36 on: February 26, 2011, 03:41:02 pm »
Is it "The monster who came to tea"?
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

hellymedic

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Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #37 on: February 26, 2011, 04:24:52 pm »
Sounds right to me...

Tim Hall

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Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #38 on: February 26, 2011, 04:28:03 pm »
OK, on helly's say so then...


"<x> sat in the dark and thought dark thoughts"
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #39 on: February 26, 2011, 05:57:09 pm »
Mog The Forgetful Cat (we have a book and tape), and you still haven't got mine right.
Never tell me the odds.

Tim Hall

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Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #40 on: February 26, 2011, 06:04:22 pm »
bugger. I shall consult The Girl.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #41 on: February 26, 2011, 06:12:18 pm »
First published in 1980.
Never tell me the odds.

jane

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Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #42 on: February 26, 2011, 06:31:51 pm »
The monster ate the dinner.

Then it watched the television.
Not Now Bernard

hellymedic

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Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #43 on: February 26, 2011, 06:34:13 pm »
The monster ate the dinner.

Then it watched the television.
Not Now Bernard
:facepalm:

But of course!

jane

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Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #44 on: February 26, 2011, 06:40:24 pm »
"Nothing, precious," she said; "they are the eyes a mother leaves behind her to guard her children."

How creepy is that.  This image gave me nightmares for quite a while when I was a child.

Tim Hall

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Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #45 on: February 27, 2011, 10:08:44 am »
The Girl says it's Peter Pan. It's Mrs. Darling talking to her children about night lights before she goes out to dinner.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Tim Hall

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Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #46 on: February 27, 2011, 05:55:33 pm »
Having checked the correctness of The Girl's answer, I give you:

Quote
"I'm glad it's wick!" she cried out in her whisper.  "I want them all
to be wick.  Let us go round the garden and count how many wick ones
there are."
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #47 on: February 27, 2011, 07:23:39 pm »
The Secret Garden?

jane

  • Mad pie-hating female
Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #48 on: February 27, 2011, 07:46:09 pm »
Yes NSTN, you got this one- wick meaning alive in the Yorkshire dialect people use in the book- do people still use that word?

Re: Kids' books Quotes Quiz
« Reply #49 on: February 27, 2011, 07:50:54 pm »
Ooh excellent!

'I dare say it is rather hard to be a rat,' she mused. 'Nobody likes you. People run away and scream out: 'Oh! What a horrid rat!'