Nay, cousin! they are not boys
Thread: Quote Game
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Nay, cousin! they are not boys
After far too much reading I found that it was spoken by Ioreth to her kinswoman from Imloth Melui, who stood beside her.
Here's an easy one; who can tell the speaker:
"This thing all things devours; birds, beasts, trees, flowers"
I didn't ought to have left my blanket behind...
Anybody remember who said this silly one?
"Great Elephants! You are not at all yourself this morning - you have never dusted the mantelpiece!"
'Quite capable,' said __________, 'and more than a little. You made me laugh, you hobbit-lordlings, riding along with all those great people, so secure and so pleased with your little selves. ...'
Your turn, Elrose.
For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.
if u need a hint, heres *****
Anyway, the 'phone call' means it probably isn't Sherlock Holmes, though they did have those in his later years, but even then, they weren't as intrusive as this makes them out to be.
So I will guess: Douglas Adams.
This tale grew in the telling, until it became a history of the Great War ...
there'd be no wars in the world if everyone joined in the show
someelse can goo
"Why dost thou attempt a thing which thou knowest is beyond thy power and thy authority? For thou has from me as a gift thy own being only, and no more; and therefore the creatures of thy hand and mind can live only by that being, moving when thou thinkest to move them, and if thy thought be elsewhere, standing idle. Is that thy desire?"
'A wandering Elf, a thrall escaped, whom Beleg met and comforted,' said ________. 'Yet once I was _________ son of _________, a lord of Nargothrond, until I went to the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, and was enslaved in Angband.'
Then again I don't think he was a part of Nirnaeth Arnoediad, but it's been a while since I've read that bit. I need to go read the book again.
Now for a fresh one:
"If I hear not allowed much oftener I'm going to get angry."
You certainly have the time and place right, and you're also correct that the quote was said by one of the returning hobbits. A clue to the speaker is in the lack of proper grammar in the words "much oftener" which are bound to be spoken by our friend Sam. Tolkien was a genius when he wrote dialogue for his characters. You learn about who they are by how they say things; Sam is a plain simple hobbit that hasn't had as much schooling as the others, but he has more heart than most.
"But Aragorn, is it then your errand to seek death? For that is all that you will find on that road. They will not suffer the living to pass."
'But what then, Sam Gamgee, what then? When you get there, what are you going to do? He won't be able to do anything for himself.'
"Yea, I will drink thy blood gladly, that so I may forget the blood of Beleg my master, and the blood of Brandir slain unjustly. I will slay thee swiftly."
Now then, what shall I quote? How 'bout something from my favorite book (and the first one I read: )
Hello yourself, and see how you like it.
Oh, wait; you want Tolkien, don't you? Though the rules don't actually say that. ;-p We'll try a fairly simple one then, and save the other for extra credit:
Death you can give me earned or unearned; but the names I will not take from you of baseborn, nor spy, nor thrall.
So, who said it, and if you really want to impress me, who said the first in his first appearance to the world?
Who said the following (in the book):
"the world is changing: I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth, and I smell it in the air."
"He is not at home today (or tonight, or whatever it is), I do believe."
The little burglar hobbit Bilbo Baggins (my grandson) said those words about dear Smaug not being at home. Perhaps someone knows who wrote the following:
"We cannot get out. We cannot get out. They have taken the bridge and the second hall."
OK, here we go, something to keep it moving:
'You come at last,' she said. 'I have waited too long.'
'It was a dark road. I have come as I could,' he answered.'
I'll have to think a while on your above quote.
As for Morambar's quote I havn't got a clue, will have to do some pondering on it perhaps.
"But you are too late," said [one speaker.] "They are lost."
"I know it," he said. "But you are not."
But [one speaker] said: "Almost. I am spent. I shall go with the sun. Now little time is left: if you know, tell me! How did she find him?"
But [other speaker] did not answer, and they sat beside the stone, and did not speak again; and when the sun went down [one speaker] sighed and clasped his hand, and was still; and [other speaker] knew that she had died. He looked down at her in the twilight and it seemed to him that the lines of grief and cruel hardship were smoothed away. "She was not conquered," he said; and he closed her eyes, and sat unmoving beside her as the night drew down....
'I love him. He's like that, and sometimes it shines through, somehow. But I love him, whether or no.'
EDIT: obviously it was OF Frodo not TO Frodo, sorry. Sam may be grammatically challenged at times, but I don't think he'd confuse "him" with "you."
Someone else may post us the next 'Who Said Quotation' from Tolkien's books to guess.
But I'm too tired to think of a quote and have to go to Houston early manana. Assuming, as always, that I got it right. "Here for today, gone tomorrow; next, please."
That was said on the doorstep of Isengard to Gandalf by Saruman. Quite the insult to "Theoden Horsemaster" and his companions.
Any takers on this quote:
"Caves they say! Caves! Holes to fly to in time of war, to store fodder in!"
Who said: the following?
Farewell sweet earth and northern sky,
for ever blest, since here did lie
and here with lissom limbs did run
beneath the Moon, beneath the Sun,