Post by Dorothy J Heydt Post by BCFD36
I am looking for a quote from LOTR. My wife, and I for that matter,
think Bilbo said at some point, "I believe it is time for another
adventure". Actually I am not sure that it was exactly that.
There are three points where it could have taken place in the books (or
1. When Gandalf meets Bilbo in the Shire at the beginning of The Hobbit.
2. When Bilbo and Frodo are talking in Rivendell either before (my
guess) or just after the Counsel of Elrond.
3. A mis-remembering of what was said by Bilbo to Gandalf at the Grey
I cannot locate my copies of the LOTR or The Hobbit at this point in
time. The power is out and we are running on generator. And it is
creeping up on my bed time.
She wants to use it as a cryptic quote on FB prior to our next
adventure. (And I hope it isn't a trip to the Lonely Mountain, Minas
Tirith, or Mordor.
Well, it's unlikely to be at the beginning of _The Hobbit,_ where
Bilbo dismisses Gandalf with "We don't go in for adventures
around here! Nasty things, make you late for dinner!"
After the Birthday Party, he says to Gandalf, "What fun! What
fun to be off again, off on the Road with dwarves! ... [T]he time
has come. I am being swept off my feet at last."
At the Council of Elrond, he says, "Bilbo the silly hobbit
started this affair, and Bilbo had better finish it, or himself.
... It is a frightful nuisance. When ought I to start?"
But when Elrond tells him the adventure has passed from him to
others, he is rather relieved. He is, after all, in his second
century, and he's been without the Ring's freeze-frame influence
for twenty years.
I wonder if you may be thinking of *Frodo*'s departure for the
"Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate;
And though I oft have passed them by,
A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon, East of the Sun."
Sorry to hear your power's out. I hope it's restored soon. We've been
having ferocious winds in California, but not many power outages
in Vallejo. And we have UPSes for the computers, so if the power
goes out we can do an orderly shutdown.
We had severe winds (50 mph gusts) the other day, and some parts
of Connecticut had power outages from that. I would have feared
them, as where I live the utility can't or won't bury the power lines,
due to the geology. I was pleased to ee the local electric company
out with a truck and crew a day before the storm, trimming branches
that might have taken down power lines. Our next door neighbor had
a tree on the property line that had limbs overhanging the street,
and its extremities were well-tangled with the wires. It is firewood
and a stump, now. I expect it was dead or diseased and needed to come
out, anyway. The upshot is, that when the wind howled, our power
stayed on. Chalk one up for United Illuminating.
As for the Tolkien quote, it is definitely from the films,
according to IMDB.
I think I'm... quite ready for another adventure!
[/quote] - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0167260/characters/nm0000949
I did manage to find this, which seems to be what Jackson and
his screenwriters altered:
"Then Bilbo woke up and opened his eyes. ‘Hullo, Frodo!’ he said.
‘Well, I have passed the Old Took today! So that’s settled. And
now I think I am quite ready to go on another journey. Are you coming?’
‘Yes, I am coming,’ said Frodo. ‘The Ring-bearers should go together.’
‘Where are you going, Master?’ cried Sam, though at last he understood
what was happening.
‘To the Havens, Sam,’ said Frodo.
‘And I can’t come.’
‘No, Sam. Not yet anyway, not further than the Havens. Though you too
were a Ring-bearer, if only for a little while. Your time may come.
RotK, Book VI, Ch 9, The Grey Havens
[/quote] - http://www.henneth-annun.net/events_view.cfm?evid=18
I hope that helps!