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Old 01-19-2011, 05:38 PM   #561
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You are right, it's from the chapter "Of Men"

"But the dawn is brief and the day full often belies its promise; and now the time drew on to the great wars of the powers of the North, when Noldor and Sindar and Men strove against the hosts of Morgoth Bauglir, and went down in ruin."

And yes, what Gimli tells Legolas really is similar:
"It is ever so with the things that Men begin: there is a frost in Spring, or a blight in Summer, and they fail of their promise."
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Old 01-20-2011, 02:56 AM   #562
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How about:

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Some things are ill to hear when the world is in shadow
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:53 PM   #563
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That's Tom Bombadil to the Hobbits, if I remember rightly
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:22 PM   #565
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Thank you Evisse! I hope that one hasn't been used before:

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Fair speech may hide a foul heart
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:59 AM   #566
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I think Gandalf wrote that in his letter to Frodo...
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:58 PM   #567
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sorry, wrong guess! It is from the LotR, though.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:19 AM   #568
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Faramir to Frodo?
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Old 03-11-2011, 02:59 PM   #569
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Sorry to disappoint you again, but it is not Faramir to Frodo. But you are searching in the right spot!!
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:28 PM   #570
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You made me reread the Faramir chapters.


It's Sam, thinking to himself about Faramir, telling himself not to fall asleep.
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:06 PM   #571
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The Faramir chapters are always worth a rereading!
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:53 PM   #572
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The Faramir chapters are always worth a rereading!
I love them!

I should have thought before answering - I don't have a good quote handy. You got me intrigued. This is the only one I could think of:

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It is useless to meet revenge with revenge; it will heal nothing.
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:56 PM   #573
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Isn't that Frodo to the other hobbits in the Scouring of the Shire?
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:03 PM   #574
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:10 PM   #575
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It's becoming increasingly difficult to find something that hasn't been used yet..
I hope this one counts:

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Old 04-16-2011, 03:14 PM   #576
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Methinks it's Gandalf talking about about Gollum to Pippin, but I don't have ROTK right now to check...
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Thumbs up Exactly!

You sure wasted no time finding that one, Galadriel55.
And even without the book to check it!
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For a lack of a less obvious quote...

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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.
I don't think it was used before, but I didn't read through the whole thread... and I forgot most of what I read: it's been a while since then...
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:58 PM   #579
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No other takers? Then I can't resist any longer, because this is one of my very favourite quotes!!

Haldir to the Fellowship in Lorien.
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:03 PM   #581
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I finally found one more "Wise saying":

"Do not despise the lore that has come down from distant years; for oft it may chance that old wives keep in memory word of things that once were needful for the wise to know."
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:31 PM   #582
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I think it's Aragorn talking about Fangorn Forest, probably to Gimli and Legolas. I'm not that sure, though... I have some feeling that Boromir is involved somehow...
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Sorry, but your first guess is wrong. But you are right in thinking that Boromir is involved.
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Celeborn, talking to Boromir & Fellowship about Fangorn!
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Thanks! For a lack of a better quote:

"For you remain my king, and theirs, whatever betide."
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I don't remember who said it, but I think it was to Finrod
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I don't remember who said it, but I think it was to Finrod
Yes, it was to Finrod.

Since it's been so long I'll give it to you anyways. It was said by Edrahil when Finrod was departing with Beren.
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Gimli said it. My memmory is failing me, because I don't remember for the life of me when he said it. My guess would be near Caradhrass, when they were talking about the crows...
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I found that Barliman Butterbur tells this to Frodo:

" These black men" "they're looking for Baggins, and if they mean well, I'm a hobbit.
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I really like "Live and learn." It is very simple yet very empowering if you really try to make with it in life. As for me, this is what my mantra is for everyday. I like living life to the fullest even if there are some hazards to that sort of thing. You have only one chance anyway, and you could just always learn from it. But with this, it is very important to work well within your bounds only.
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Well, Evisse doesn't seem to be around to confirm my answer, but since I know it is correct, and I have just spotted a "proverb" that has hitherto escaped my attention, here goes:
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Ill is it to be trapped between the Doom of the Valar and the Malice of the Enemy
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Just found that in UT: Voronwe to Tuor.
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Thumbs up correct!

When I saw your post in the chapter-by-chapter thread of U.T., I knew it wouldn't be long before you spotted this one!
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When I saw your post in the chapter-by-chapter thread of U.T., I knew it wouldn't be long before you spotted this one!
Yeah, that was the case...

And now I have to find a saying....

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That could be the dwarves in Mirkwood, to Bombur when he at last woke up, but wanted to lie down again to resume his dream...
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Alas, it may take a long time before I find anything suitable that hasn't been used before! So if anyone has a "proverb" ready, please go ahead!
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OK, I found another one, but it is not said by anyone, it is just in the narrative:
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