One of the real hidden gems of the BG series is the sheer amount of detail hidden in the ambient audio.
The people of The Sword Coast are a talkative bunch and, on your travels through its towns and cities, you're liable to hear some very bizarre comments if you listen closely.
I've put together a list of dialogues I've heard in the ambient audio across the various maps of BG1. Of course, these may not be exact quotes but it's my best guess at what I think
I can hear among the bustle of general sound effects.
Do feel free to share any other comments you might have heard in your runs, and maybe I'll make a list for BG2 if I ever make it there
Baldur's Gate 1 Overheard Conversations
Friendly Arm Inn Outdoors
Man:"Yes the...ah...consummation of the marriage, as it were."
Old Man:"Mining's for the young not a man of my age"Streets of Beregost & Baldur's Gate
Theatrical Salesman: "Enter [if you dare?] and seeee the feathered pleasures that wait for theeeeee!"
Theatrical Salesman: "Long feathers and short featherrrrs! Curly feathers, straight
TS: Colourful feathers, gray
Woman: "Ye-eah indeed" *laughter*
Woman 2: *Chuckles* "Who'd have thought [???] be the one to dance on her grave"
Man: "I trusted
the little bugger!"
Man 2: "[???] amount of vigour for me that night as well
Man 3: "Take care o'yerself, brother"Nashkel
Boy: "Oranges! Oranges fresh with the leaves still on 'em!"
Boy: "And carrots; I have carrots! [part of the roots here?]"
Boy: "Fine cabbage fresh from the field!"
Irish Man: "Ey why'm I the last one t'know?" (heard during night hours)Nashkel Carnival
Man: "Nothing like a roll 'o coins if you know what I mean, eh? Yeah?"
Drunk Guy: "Good friend?"
Marginally Less Drunk Guy: "eh?"
Drunk Guy: "I dun-" *mumbles*
Drunk Guy: "Well I'm sorry to hear that - in fact I've been with your wife, remember that?"
Marginally Less Drunk Guy: "Everything
with you! Everything wi-"
Drunk Guy: "You don't KNOW!
MLDG: "I kno-!" [seems to trail off here]
(The drunks can also be heard outside the FAI at night)
like that!"Low Lantern & Undercellars
Courtesan: "Coma along, sir - I do know that you...you like what you see!" (Also heard in Beregost at night)
Courtesan: "Run along then you scoundrel
! I'll seek me another man!"
Shakespearean Courtesan: "I did miss thee yestereve where were'st thou?"
Courtesan: "You down below, do come up!"
you could want! I give change back on a tuppence!"
Courtesan: "I've never been with a man
Carnival (Central BG City)
Boy: "Hip hip"
Boy: "Hip hip"
Group: "HUZZAH!"Elfsong Tavern Second Floor
Distinctly American Woman: "Sometimes we just [???] here we've never been- [inaudible]"Seven Suns
Whispering Man: "He's willing to settle. He says it's too much"
Northwest Baldur's Gate (Outdoors)
Woman: "I am somewhat older than twelve, madam!"Nashkel Mines Third Level
Unknown Voice: *High-pitched, impish laughter*