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Old 12-05-2003, 04:37 AM   #201
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And a wonderful metaphor it is too!
I don't have the book with me, but I recall it's Faramir in the Two Towers, talking about Gollum. Am I right?
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Old 12-08-2003, 09:37 AM   #203
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"Hate brings forth hate"
Name the circumastance it refers to.
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Old 12-25-2003, 06:06 AM   #204
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This is a very good quote, but it is so general that I've no idea where it could come from. [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]
I definitely need a hint... please! [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 12-26-2003, 04:00 AM   #205
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HINT: It's from the Silmarillion. (it's a tough one indeed, very easy to overlook)
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Old 01-01-2004, 11:06 AM   #206
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Heureka! [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] at last I found it (at least I think this must be it, it's just in the narrative.)
It is in the Akallabêth, when Sauron has corrupted most of the Númenóreans, so that they worshipped Melkor. They arrested and sacrificed many of the "Faithful" on the pretext that they were plotting against the king.
"These charges were for the most part false ; yet those were bitter days, and hate brings forth hate."
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Old 01-01-2004, 03:33 PM   #207
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You got it! Congratulations, Guinevere! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Old 01-01-2004, 05:28 PM   #208
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Thank you, Evisse! [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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We cannot dwell in the time that is to come, lest we lose our now for a phantom of our own design.
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Old 01-01-2004, 10:10 PM   #209
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Gandalf to Pippin in Minas Tirith?
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Old 01-02-2004, 05:07 AM   #210
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Sorry, wrong guess! (Hint: it's not in LotR)
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Thanks for the usefull hint!

It was Erendis to Aldarion, Unfinished Tales.
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Old 01-02-2004, 07:54 AM   #212
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[img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] right you are, Mariska! Your turn again!
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Thanks a lot!

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Old 01-02-2004, 08:58 AM   #214
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[img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] Lindir to Bilbo in "Many meetings"
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Of course!
How difficult it is to find a challenging quote for you Guinevere!! [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

Well, can't wait for a new one...
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[img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] Here you are:
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Aragorn in The Two Towers.
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Old 01-02-2004, 10:57 AM   #218
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Yes, well done, Lord of Angmar! [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] Your turn!
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...not too soft in speech mind you, but he has a golden heart, as the saying is...
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...and he has the healing hands.
Ioreth to her cousin about Aragorn.
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Right you are, Evisse. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] Have at it.
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bumping up for Evisse!
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Old 01-16-2004, 08:40 AM   #223
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thanks, Mariska (we keep bumping up threads for each other [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]).
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Ah, I remember that one ... I wondered if I should put it on my list of proverbs. It is somewhere in the Silmarillion.... [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] *searching*

Ha! found it! [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] It's in the chapter "Of Men" in the narrative
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West, North and South the children of Men spread and wandered, and their joy was the joy of the morning before the dew is dry, when every leaf is green.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.
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Correct, please proceed. (Btw, I love your new PT [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] )
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Thank you, Evisse! [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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Theoden sharing his wisdom with Hirgon.
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The next one will be easy I'm afraid...

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Grishnakh to Merry and Pippin?
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Hack, burn and ruin
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Thanks!

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Thank you, Mariska. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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I'm very much into UT these days...

Sador thougth this while having a conversation with Turin, but didn't speak it out loud.
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Yes, very good Mariska! I had thought that that was a difficult one... Well your preoccupation with UT explains your fast answer! [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] (Sador in particular proves to be quite a source of proverbs...)
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