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Old 08-21-2003, 02:12 PM   #161
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Thank you, Evisse. The amount of proverbs in Tolkiens books is astonishing ! (I've started collecting them...) Most of them he made up himself, I guess, but they sure sound like genuine old sayings.
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Old 08-21-2003, 02:54 PM   #162
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Gandalf to Pippin after he swore the oath to Denethor.
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Old 08-21-2003, 04:04 PM   #163
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correct! Your turn again, Evisse [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] !
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Old 08-22-2003, 05:36 AM   #164
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Okay, I worked hard to get his one [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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Old 08-27-2003, 02:17 PM   #165
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Hm, so far, I've no idea where to look for that one! [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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Old 08-29-2003, 12:20 PM   #166
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The full quote is
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There's no accounting for East or West, as we say in Bree, meaning the Rangers and the Shire-folk, begging your pardon.
This should put you o the right track. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 09-01-2003, 02:16 PM   #167
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Would that be Barliman Butterbur?
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Old 09-01-2003, 03:41 PM   #168
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Yes. Would you mind elaborating on the circumstances?
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Old 09-01-2003, 04:31 PM   #169
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Hahaha, I could be a jerk and say "In The Prancing Pony".... nah. It was part of his response to Frodo about who and what Strider was. Right after he said "Goes about at a great pace on his long shanks; though he don't tell nobody what cause he has to hurry".

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Old 09-01-2003, 06:36 PM   #170
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ok, I swear I had put the next one in my last response....whatever.

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Old 09-04-2003, 01:21 PM   #171
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Aragorn to the Fellowship when they are landing at Parth Galen (below Amon Hen)
(But that's not a proverb??) [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 09-04-2003, 04:32 PM   #172
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was it supposed to be? ahhhhh, I'm sorry. *hangs head* oh well. You got it! Even if the question was wrong...*twitch* ok.
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Old 09-05-2003, 02:59 AM   #173
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Never mind, Mithisilien! [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] But look at the title of the thread... [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 09-05-2003, 01:58 PM   #174
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I have no idea why it didn't register. I tend to miss stuff like that... [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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Old 09-12-2003, 12:54 PM   #175
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Does no one recognize that proverb? [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] To give you a hint: it's from TTT . [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 09-12-2003, 01:18 PM   #176
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Was it Theoden?
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Old 09-12-2003, 02:32 PM   #177
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Yes, [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] but to whom and where?
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Old 09-29-2003, 02:42 AM   #178
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To Aragorn and Gandalf, about the Palantir in Isengard.

What do you mean, it took me a long time to find it??? [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]

Okay, I just forgot, I'm sorry... [img]smilies/frown.gif[/img]
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Old 09-29-2003, 04:46 AM   #179
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Right you are, Mariska! [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] Please proceed!
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Old 09-29-2003, 01:51 PM   #180
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Ok thanks!
I really hope this next one counts as a proverb, adage, aphorism, saw, wise saying or cliché or whatever...

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The board is set, and the pieces are moving
I like it, who said this? [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 09-29-2003, 02:40 PM   #181
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Ah, that is Gandalf to Pippin in Minas Tirith! And afterwards he adds "One piece I greatly desire to find is Faramir."
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Old 09-30-2003, 04:00 AM   #182
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That's it, of course [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

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Old 09-30-2003, 12:48 PM   #183
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Old 10-08-2003, 01:43 PM   #184
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Do you need a hint? [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] It's from U.T.
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Old 10-20-2003, 06:53 AM   #185
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Thanks for the hint!

That was Gelmir talking to Tuor.

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Old 10-20-2003, 02:01 PM   #186
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It certainly was, Mariska! [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] Please continue.
(I feared already no one would ever come and look at this thread...)
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It took me some time to come up with a new one, but, at last here it is...

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help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter.
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Old 11-07-2003, 03:54 PM   #188
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This starts with "Many are the strange chances of the world..." and is said by Mithrandir to Elrond at the first White Council (In the Silm.)
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Very good!
Tour turn!
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Old 11-10-2003, 01:47 PM   #190
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Thank you! [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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Theoden talking to Merry...

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Old 11-12-2003, 01:19 PM   #192
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That's it! [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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Do as your heart calls.
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Old 11-20-2003, 08:09 AM   #194
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That one took quite a lot of searching! First I thought it was Ulmo to Tuor, but he says "Do as your heart and valour lead thee."
Then I found Turin saying to Niniel:" Do as your heart bids you."

But finally I found the right one [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]: "Do as your heart calls, onya." said Meneldur to Aldarion before he went on his first voyage. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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good job!
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Old 11-20-2003, 08:42 AM   #196
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Thank you Mariska. Ha, now I must be careful not to use one of the proverbs from Esty's new game [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img](btw I have been contributing to that one)
Hmmm how about:
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Old 11-27-2003, 03:06 AM   #197
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Do you need a hint? It's in TTT.
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Old 12-04-2003, 06:43 AM   #198
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That was Legolas talking to Aragorn and Gimli.
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Old 12-04-2003, 09:23 AM   #199
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Yes! Well done, Mariska! [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
(I wonder why we two are the only ones on this thread?? [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] )
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Yes, it is indeed strange, because this is a wonderful topic isn't it?

Oh well, I got a new one for you:

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There are locked doors and closed windows in your mind, and dark rooms behind them.
It's not really a wise saying, more of a metafor I guess. I hope that's allright.
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