Monday, November 4, 2013

30-day Middle-earth Challenge—Day Three: Favorite Quote

OK, so this is actually yesterday’s, and Day Two got posted on Day Three of the challenge. That’s what happens when one stays up past midnight on Day Two, and then doesn’t write anything on Day Three. :-P But I hope to get today’s posted after I finish this post, so then we’ll be back on track.

Today’s challenge is to share a favorite quote from Tolkien’s works, or the movies based on them. Like Melody, I don’t see how one could have just one favorite quote, so I’m going to post several. Book titles are in italics; movie titles are abbreviated in ALL CAPS.

Fellowship of the Ring:
“Water!” shouted Pippin. “Where’s the water?”
“I don’t keep water in my pockets,” said Frodo.

Frodo: Bilbo, have you been at the Gaffer’s home brew?
Bilbo: No! –well, yes, but—that’s not the point!

Gollum: What’s taters, precioussss?
Sam: Po-tay-toes. Boil ’em, mash ’em, stick ’em in a stew—or cut ’em up into lovely thick chips to go with fish.
Gollum blows a raspberry
Sam: Oh, come on—even you couldn’t say no to that.
Gollum: Oh, yes we could! —stupid, fat Hobbit, spoiling nice fissssh! Give it to us raw, and wriggling! You can keep nasty chips!
Sam: Oh, you’re ’opeless!

Merry: There are…many who love you. If I were a Man of Rohan—but I’m not. I’m a Hobbit.

Merry: Hullo, Pip. I knew you’d find me. Are you going to leave me again?
Pippin: No, Merry; I’m going to take care of you.

Return of the King:
“Hullo, Sam!” said Rosie. “where’ve you been? They said you were dead, but I’ve been expecting you since the Spring. You haven’t hurried, have you?”
“Perhaps not,” sid Sam abashed. But I’m hurrying now. We’re setting about the ruffians, and I’ve got to get back to Mr. Frodo….”
“Well, be off with you!” said Rosie. “If you’ve been looking after Mr. Frodo all this while, what d’you want to leave him for, as soon as things look dangerous?”

Of course there are more I could share, but that’s pretty much all I can remember.

Until next time, Gentle Readers,
God bless,

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