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June: What's your favorite Tolkien quote?
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CuriousG
Valinor


Jun 18 2013, 5:47pm

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June: What's your favorite Tolkien quote? Can't Post

This month I'll go with:


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It was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.



wildespace
The Shire

Jun 18 2013, 6:23pm

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"Boromir stirred, and Frodo looked at him. He was fingering his great horn and frowning."

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jimmyfenn
Rohan


Jun 18 2013, 6:31pm

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quickbeam [In reply to] Can't Post

'All that day they walked about in the woods with him, singing, and laughing; for Quickbeam often laughed. He laughed if the sun came out from behind a cloud, he laughed if they came upon a stream or spring: then he stooped and splashed his feet and head with water; he laughed sometimes at some sound or whisper in the trees'

"You Tolkien to me?!" - Hobbit de Niro


CuriousG
Valinor


Jun 18 2013, 7:15pm

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Oh! [In reply to] Can't Post

I never read that out of context before. Different implications indeed.


CuriousG
Valinor


Jun 18 2013, 7:19pm

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Good one [In reply to] Can't Post

I have a fond impression of Quickbeam because he was an instant and jolly friend to the hobbits when they were alone in such an alien environment and Treebeard's attention was focused elsewhere. It's remarkable that this description doesn't make Quickbeam seem maniacal or drugged out. He's more like Bombadill, jolly and innocent and enjoying every moment of life.


Brethil
Half-elven


Jun 18 2013, 8:35pm

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I like the joy in Quickbeam too! [In reply to] Can't Post

Making me think of trees Jimmyfenn, I do like this bit from Gimli to Legolas:

"None of Durin's race would mine those caves for stones or ore, not if diamonds and gold could be got there. Do you cut down groves of blossoming trees in the springtime for firewood?" (TTT: The Road to Isengard)

Manwe, when asked a simple "Yes" or "No" question, contemplated, and responded "the middle one."


demnation
Rohan

Jun 18 2013, 9:47pm

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The world is full enough of hurts and mischances without wars to multiply them [In reply to] Can't Post

 

My Sam Gamgee is indeed a reflexion of the English soldier, of the privates and batmen I knew in the 1914 war, and recognized as so far superior to myself- J.R.R. Tolkien


Finding Frodo
Tol Eressea


Jun 19 2013, 4:07am

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"Gandalf! [In reply to] Can't Post

If you had heard only a quarter of the stories I have heard (and I have heard very little of all there is to hear), you would be prepared for any kind of adventure."

From memory, so probably not an accurate quote, but one that gives me goosebumps every time. And I always wish I knew more Gandalf stories.

Where's Frodo?


Ardamírë
Valinor


Jun 19 2013, 4:17am

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The Elessar [In reply to] Can't Post


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This gem Enerdhil gave to Idril the King's daughter, and she wore it upon her breast; and so it was saved from the burning of Gondolin. And before Idril set sail she said to Earendil her son: 'The Elessar I leave with thee, for there are grievous hurts to Middle-earth which though maybe shalt heal. But to none other shalt thou deliver it.' ... But when Earendil began his great voyages upon the Sea he wore the Elessar upon his breast, for amongst all his searchings the thought was always before him: that he might perhaps find Idril again; and his first memory of Middle-earth was the green stone above her breast, as she sang above his cradle while Gondolin was still in flower.


-Unfinished Tales, The Elessar

"...not till now have I understood the tale of your people and their fall.
As wicked fools I scorned them, but I pity them at last.
For if this is indeed, as the Eldar say, the gift of the One to Men,
it is bitter to receive." -Arwen Undómiel




(This post was edited by Ardamírë on Jun 19 2013, 4:19am)


BoromirOfWinterfell
Rohan


Jun 19 2013, 9:47am

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Since Leaf by Niggle is my favourite Tolkien story... [In reply to] Can't Post

“He was kindhearted, in a way. You know the sort of kind heart: it made him uncomfortable more often than it made him do anything; and even when he did anything, it did not prevent him from grumbling, losing his temper and swearing (mostly to himself).”

"Eala Earendel engla beorhtast
ofer middangeard monnum sended."

"Who put the tribbles in the quadrotriticale!?"


acheron
Gondor


Jun 19 2013, 11:48am

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The wizard.... [In reply to] Can't Post

"The wizard, to tell the truth, never minded explaining his cleverness more than once."

For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much -- the wheel, New York, wars, and so on -- while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man, for precisely the same reasons. -- Douglas Adams


noWizardme
Grey Havens


Jun 19 2013, 1:47pm

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There is nothing like looking... [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll pick

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There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something (or so Thorin said to the young dwarves). You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.

The start is something many a parent must have said to their children (usually in response to "Da-a-a-a-d, have you seen my......?")
And oh the great power of finding something you weren't looking for

Disclaimers: The words of noWizardme may stand on their heads! I'm often wrong about things, and its fun to be taught more....

"nowimë I am in the West, Furincurunir to the Dwarves (or at least, to their best friend) and by other names in other lands. Mostly they just say 'Oh no it's him - look busy!' "
Or "Hold off! unhand me, grey-beard loon!"


Darkstone
Immortal


Jun 19 2013, 5:14pm

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I still like... [In reply to] Can't Post

“Indeed if fish had fish-lore and Wise-fish, it is probable that the business of anglers would be very little hindered.”

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Pippin: "When you guys fall in the forest, does it make a sound?"
Bregalad: "Are you kidding? Scott fell last week and he hasn't shut up about it since!"


Lothwen
Rivendell

Jun 20 2013, 7:29am

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Pippin's... [In reply to] Can't Post

'That's what I meant,' said Pippin. 'We hobbits ought to stick together, and we will. I shall go, unless they chain me up. There must be someone with intelligence in the party.'
'Then you will certainly not be chosen, Peregrin Took!' said Gandalf. . .

This part always makes me smile...


noWizardme
Grey Havens


Jun 20 2013, 2:14pm

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Gandalf and Pippin- a great double-act ! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Disclaimers: The words of noWizardme may stand on their heads! I'm often wrong about things, and its fun to be taught more....

"nowimë I am in the West, Furincurunir to the Dwarves (or at least, to their best friend) and by other names in other lands. Mostly they just say 'Oh no it's him - look busy!' "
Or "Hold off! unhand me, grey-beard loon!"


Nira
Lorien


Jun 21 2013, 1:13am

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this month I'll go with... [In reply to] Can't Post

“Legolas watched them for a while with a smile upon his lips, and then he turned to the others. 'The strongest must seek a way, say you? But I say: let a ploughman plough, but choose an otter for swimming, and for running light over grass and leaf or over snow-an Elf.'”

"Why, to think of it, we're in the same tale still! It's going on. Don't the great tales never end?" -Samwise


The Prancing Pony
Rivendell

Jun 21 2013, 7:19am

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A little bit of elven wisdom [In reply to] Can't Post

"The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places, but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater."

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."


Yngwulff
Gondor


Jun 21 2013, 8:48am

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Classic [In reply to] Can't Post


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“I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”



... ahem !


Take this Brother May it Serve you Well
Vote for Pedro!


elaen32
Gondor


Jun 21 2013, 3:31pm

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Since we've been discussing it in the Sil threads recently.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Haleth's speech to Thingol- " If the King of Doriath fears a friendship between Haleth and those who have devoured her kin, then the thoughts of the Eldar are strange to Men"
I just love the way that Haleth stands up to Thingol- possibly an early example of early sarcsastic humour in Arda! Thingol is really being a jerk here!Smile

"Beneath the roof of sleeping leaves the dreams of trees unfold"


Brethil
Half-elven


Jun 21 2013, 4:00pm

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Go Haleth!!! [In reply to] Can't Post


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Haleth's speech to Thingol- " If the King of Doriath fears a friendship between Haleth and those who have devoured her kin, then the thoughts of the Eldar are strange to Men"
I just love the way that Haleth stands up to Thingol- possibly an early example of early sarcsastic humour in Arda! Thingol is really being a jerk here!Smile




One of my favorite lines EVER!!!! Smile

Manwe, when asked a simple "Yes" or "No" question, contemplated, and responded "the middle one."


CuriousG
Valinor


Jun 21 2013, 4:20pm

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Ditto! She really exposes his often not-too-bright thinking with her sassiness. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


KasDel
Rivendell


Jun 21 2013, 7:31pm

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My Signature [In reply to] Can't Post

 

KasDel the Last

"Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger." Gildor


CuriousG
Valinor


Jun 21 2013, 7:45pm

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Welcome, KasDel! [In reply to] Can't Post

And thanks for contributing to the quotes.


Brethil
Half-elven


Jun 21 2013, 8:24pm

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Seconding that Welcome KasDel! [In reply to] Can't Post

And wise words to live by. Cool

Manwe, when asked a simple "Yes" or "No" question, contemplated, and responded "the middle one."


Bellerock
Rivendell

Jun 23 2013, 2:56am

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A June quote: [In reply to] Can't Post

"Tired as he was, Bilbo would have liked to stay a while. Elvish singing is not a thing to miss, in June under the stars, not if you care for such things."

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