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The Hobbit

14 April 2007 - 13 August 2008

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."
The Hobbit, An Unexpected Party

Legolas speaking of Imrahil

13 August 2008 - 12 November 2009

"That is a fair lord and a great captain of men. If Gondor has such men still in these days of fading, great must have been its glory in the days of its rising."
Legolas speaking of Prince Imrahil, The Return of the King, The Last Debate
Agree. Wonderful quote. -- Ederchil 12:30, 31 July 2008 (EDT)
Agree. Beautiful words. :) ~~ Þelma 13:30, 4 August 2008 (EDT)
Agree. Truly beautiful words. -- Eldarion Telcontar 14:11, 12 August 2008 (EDT)
Agree. Thought-provoking. -- Ingwe
Agree. Looks good to me, updating the Main Page right now.-- Hyarion

Elrond-Gimli exchange

12 November 2009 - 2 January 2011

"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens," said Gimli.
"Maybe," said Elrond, "but let him not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the nightfall.
The Fellowship of the Ring, The Ring Goes South
Agree. Though technically, I'd agree with any quote nom. What happened to the system? Was it to be weekly or monthly? -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits)
Very true, anything for a change. Perhaps an automated system that selected a quote from a database would be better, I seem to recall seeing that discussed somewhere a while ago. Agree. --Aule the Smith 21:48, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
Agree. Quite proverbial. -Ingwe
Agree - Very interesting quotation.-- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  17:27, 6 October 2008 (UTC)
Agree - It definetely makes you think (obviously it's Elrond)--Breragor
Agree Ok, so should we put to this quote up? The current one was here the last time I've visited TG, which was a long time ago, so this is not good. :) I think we all agree the above one is a wonderful quote. ~~ Þelma 00:47, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Fingolfin v. Morgoth

2 January 2011 - present

"Morgoth held hurled aloft Grond, Hammer of the Underworld, and swung it down like a bolt of thunder. But Fingolfin sprang aside, and Grond rent a mighty pit in the earth, whence smoke and fire darted. Many times Morgoth essayed to smite him, and each time Fingolfin leaped away, as a lightning shoots from under dark cloud; and he wounded Morgoth with seven wounds, and seven times Morgoth gave a cry of anguish, whereat the hosts of Angband fell upon their faces in dismay, and the cries echoed in the Northlands."
J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"

I know it's a longer one - and I don't mind it being made shorter (in fact it probably is a bit too long; maybe from "Many times..." onwards) - but I just love it because I have a natural bias towards Fingolfin! Indeed, any of the quotes from this paragraph or the subsequent couple of paragraphs would, I think, be excellent because it captures a key even in the history of Arda with Tolkien's excellent literary skill. Also, would be good to have a quote about a non-Third Age event. Proposed by: --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 20:20, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

Agree: I like the quote in full. It gives a good idea of the tone of Sil. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 22:32, 31 December 2009 (UTC)
Agree: Great Quote! Good to have a quote from The Silmarillion... -- Eldarion Telcontar 21:04, 24 January 2010 (UTC)