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Lines from the book

Grey Havens

Feb 7 2014, 7:34am

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Has anyone here compiled a list of all of the lines/quotes that are directly from the book or altered versions of lines from the book? I tried to do this with the Lord of the Rings a long time ago, but I never ended up getting very far.

And I was just reminded of it when I was reading "Flies and Spiders" today. I'd forgotten that Beorn's "less wise and more dangerous" line was from the book (but not said by him). And Bilbo's lines about the rift between the elves and the dwarves in AUJ's prologue was very close to what Tolkien wrote in this chapter.

(This post was edited by Mooseboy018 on Feb 7 2014, 7:35am)


Feb 7 2014, 10:08pm

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I was re-reading some of the book yesterday. Smaug's conversation with Bilbo was even closer to the book than I thought! There's actually only a few areas of dialogue that were left out of the movie. I hope more of Bilbo's riddles are in the EE.

"Attempted burglary, or something of that ilk." in the book is simply, "Attempted burglary or something like it." and is in the same context as in the film. Thranduil figured that they weren't on a quest to slay a dragon but were simply on a treasure hunt. It's said by the narrator when the elves from Lake-town return to the Elvenking and he is thinking over the quest.

Something I don't understand is why they can't leave in some lines that would work very well in the context of the movie. For example, "Upon my word, Gandalf spoke true, as usual...a fine burglar it seems you've turned out to be," (that's not exact but close to the real quote) was changed to simply, "Well done Mr. Baggins." And there's nothing wrong with that but I just don't get it, why not use the iconic line from the book?

Anyway good thread. I'd like to see what others have come up with.

"I've found it is the small things, everyday deeds of ordinary folk, that keeps the darkness at bay. Simple acts of kindness and love. Why Bilbo Baggins? Perhaps it is because Im afraid, and he gives me courage. - Gandalf the Grey.

"Do not be afraid Mithrandir, if ever you should need my help, I will come." - Lady Galadriel.


Feb 7 2014, 11:09pm

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Yes I have [In reply to] Can't Post

here is the link for you enjoy!


Tol Eressea

Feb 8 2014, 6:56pm

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The line spoken by Gandalf about Beorn... [In reply to] Can't Post

..."He is under no enchantment but his own."


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