Friday, February 13, 2015

MEMM - Day 07 - Lines you quote most often in real life

Many many many!  My family has always quoted movies, and many of those are from Lord of the Rings, and now Hobbit.  So this is not favorite lines that I think about all the time.   This is only a list of those lines I could think of that we actually say out loud on a regular basis in public.  There's probably a lot more lines than this, too.  I've roughly tried to put these in order of most used to least used.
“Oh, come ON!” – Dain, BotFA (endlessly useful quote)

“Po-tay-toes!  Boil ‘em, mash ‘em, stick ‘em in a stew.” – Sam, TT (can anybody really cook potatoes without someone in the family spouting this off?)

“What’s taters, precious?” – Gollum, TT (not said quite as much as "boil 'em..." but still comes up in the kitchen a lot.)

“Good morning! How are we all?” – Dain, BotFA (Dain just has great quotable lines, that's all there is to it)

“Why me???” – Alfrid, BotFA

“It comes in pints?  I'm getting one.”- Pippin, FotR

“What was that?” – Merry, FotR

“You missed the boat as well?” – Bofur, DS

“What did we miss?” – Thorin, DS

“Isn’t that odd now?” Bilbo, FotR 

“That still only counts as one!” –Gimli, RotK

“They’re taking the hobbits to Isengard!” – Legolas, TT -- Or, as it’s more usually quoted:  “They’re taking the hobbits to Isengard-gard-gard-gard.”

“Keep it secret.  Keep it safe.” – Gandalf, FotR

“Men are weak.” – Elrond, FotR

“Our list of allies grows thin.” – Elrond, FotR

“If Baggins loses, we eats it whole.” – Gollum, AUJ

And last, but certainly not least:
“What are you looking at?” – Haldir, FotR (theatrical version only, this moment isn't in the extended).  Which isn’t a real line, see here for explanation, but it gets quoted an awful lot.


  1. Hee! I just finished my list up too -- we have a few crossovers, but not as many as you might imagine. I realized that I quote FOTR far more than the others, which does make sense considering I've seen it the most often.

    1. Nope, not that many the same, but different family dynamics require different quotes! Don't you love that there's soooo many great quotes to choose from? :-D