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Lostgaeriel 03-21-2002 05:06 PM

Proverbs, Adages, Aphorisms, Saws, Wise Sayings & Clichés
To start, who said:

Live and learn!
[ March 21, 2002: Message edited by: Lostgaeriel ]

Bruce MacCulloch 03-21-2002 05:18 PM

Samwise, in Lothlórien after "roosting like a bird" and "trying to walk like a spider".

Lostgaeriel 03-21-2002 05:45 PM

Yep! Your turn.

Bruce MacCulloch 03-22-2002 02:16 AM


Give with a free hand, but give only your own.

The Half-Hobbit 03-25-2002 06:47 AM

I do believe that sounds like Labadal, Turin's friend. Said after Turin gave him a gift of a tool he had found lying around. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

Bruce MacCulloch 03-25-2002 10:43 AM

Yep! Sador Labadal is correct!

[ March 25, 2002: Message edited by: Bruce MacCulloch ]

The Half-Hobbit 03-26-2002 02:17 PM

Ok, how about this one:

"They are sailing, sailing, sailingover the sea, they are going into the West and leaving us."

Bruce MacCulloch 03-26-2002 03:58 PM

Samwise, holding forth at the Green Dragon.

The Half-Hobbit 03-27-2002 12:12 PM

You got it! I love that quote. Sam is such the little poet.

Bruce MacCulloch 03-27-2002 02:26 PM


There are other needs than livelihood that drive a man.

HerenIstarion 03-28-2002 04:16 AM

Aldarion to Tar-Meneldur his father about Erendis dan delay of marriage

Bruce MacCulloch 03-28-2002 01:32 PM

Absolutely correct, H-I!

HerenIstarion 03-30-2002 04:58 AM


For such is the way of it: to find and lose, as it seems to those whose boat is on the running stream

Belsirithil 04-01-2002 12:31 PM

"Life's not supposed to be fair." --Chris Garies [img]smilies/frown.gif[/img] [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

Eowyn of Ithilien 04-02-2002 09:07 PM

I'm probably wrong :/ but Celeborn expressed a similar sentiment when speaking to Aragorn

Belsirithil 04-03-2002 06:38 PM

Are you talking to me, Eowyn?? You said "similar," though... "Chris Garies" is my deceased dad.I always use his quotes now.

HerenIstarion 04-04-2002 02:09 AM

neither Celeborn, nor Belsirithil's father :)

Belsirithil 04-04-2002 03:31 PM

Huh? My dad said that, darn it! Are you denying it? People may say, "Life's not fair," but only my dad said, "Life's not supposed to be fair." At least, he's the only one I've heard say that, or even heard of.

Eowyn of Ithilien 04-05-2002 05:04 AM

lol no, sorry, I was talking about HI's quote

Belsirithil 04-05-2002 06:51 PM

Oh, heh heh... [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

Thréndel 04-06-2002 02:59 PM

Who said this (It's really easy)
"Don't be too eager to deal out death and judgement..."

Altariel 04-06-2002 03:12 PM

Gandalf, to Frodo. When Frodo says that he wishes Bilbo had "killed that wretched creature" (Gollum), Gandalf says (this is not exactly right) "Many live that deserve death, and some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement..." Something like that.

HerenIstarion 04-07-2002 03:38 AM

Nice, yet first geuss out my quote lol

Lostgaeriel 04-07-2002 04:19 AM

Hi HerenIstarion!

To answer your quote...


For such is the way of it: to find and lose, as it seems to those whose boat is on the running stream
That was Legolas to Gimli, trying to comfort him as they leave Lorien. Gimli had found the beauty of Galadriel and now must lose it.

Lostgaeriel 04-17-2002 09:51 PM

Hey there, HerenIstarion! Where did you go?

Is it my turn yet? Pulleez? [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

Lostgaeriel 04-21-2002 10:05 PM

Alright, I've waited more than 10 days for HerenIstarion to come back. So I'm going to ask one. Besides it is my birthday*, and HI ought to have given me the go-ahead as a birthday present! It is my birthday. It ought to be my turn.


Night oft brings news to near kindred
* April 22 (Lótessë 1 or Thrimidge 1) is Earth Day and the Coronation Day of Aragorn Elessar.

[ April 22, 2002: Message edited by: Lostgaeriel ]

Marileangorifurnimaluim 04-21-2002 10:51 PM

Happy birthday, Lost.!

I'm hazy on this one, but felt since it's your birthday, someone should play.

It was said to Aragorn, concerning the coming of the Dunedain from the north? By.. hmm.. I loaned my TTT to a friend of a friend.

Lostgaeriel 04-21-2002 11:12 PM

Hoom hmm, Marileangorifurnimaluim! Let's not be hasty!

Sorry, it wasn't said to Aragorn. But it is in The Two Towers.

Thanks for the birthday wishes.

Gayalondiel 04-22-2002 02:42 AM

Faramir said it just before he told frodo that boromir was his brother

Lostgaeriel 04-24-2002 08:18 PM

You got it Gayalondiel! Ask away!

HerenIstarion 04-27-2002 04:02 AM

I apologize for being late, yet you can always use "one week rule". Anyway you were right, Lost

Gayalondiel 05-01-2002 03:48 AM

afraid i'm going to have to throw this open; exams are getting to me and even if i had time to look up a quote i don't know when i can be back online to respond.
sorry. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
First person gets it, I think.

Lostgaeriel 05-01-2002 08:25 PM

An easy and popular one:

But handsome is as handsome does

Lostgaeriel 05-01-2002 11:51 PM

Well, there was an instance where someone said it in Bree. (It was also said somewhere else.) But it wasn't Sam to Frodo in Bree.

HerenIstarion 05-02-2002 01:17 PM

t'was Pippin in Bree. but Sam said it too, in Ithilien, when let his master's secret slip and was afraid of Faramir

Lostgaeriel 05-02-2002 05:15 PM


HerenIstarion 06-01-2002 02:52 AM

sorry for being so late, I just suffer from limited acces to the net currently

well, next one will be:


Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens

Daniel Telcontar 06-01-2002 05:29 AM

Gimli or Legolas, before entering the Paths of the Dead with Aragorn?

Heen-1 06-01-2002 03:51 PM

its gimli in the council of elrond.....they go back and forth a few lines too.

HerenIstarion 06-02-2002 10:41 PM

Heen-1, to be precise, t'was after the council, just when Company was about to set out from Rivendell, yet it was near enough answer to be counted as correct. You may proceed :)

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