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What are some of your favorite quotes from Book Merry?  (by various)
We all know his memorable lines from the movie, of course (This, my friend, is a pint!)- now let's give a thought to the Meriadoc of the written word -

'Did you hear that, Merry? That was an insult, if you like,' said Frodo as he shut the door on her.
'It was a compliment,' said Merry Brandybuck, 'and so, of course, not true.'

'My dear old hobbit, you don't allow for the inquisitiveness of friends. I have known about the existence of the Ring for years - before Bilbo went away, in fact; but since he obviously regarded it as a secret, I kept the knowledge in my head, until we formed our conspiracy.'

'You can trust us to stick with you through thick and thin - to the bitter end. And you can trust us to keep any secret of yours - closer than you keep it yourself. But you cannot trust us to let you face trouble alone, and go off without a word. We are your friends, Frodo...we are horribly afraid - but we are coming with you or following you like hounds.

I am not a tree-root, Sir,' he said, 'nor a bag, but a bruised hobbit. The least you can do in amends is to tell me what is afoot.'

"If I yawn one more time, I shall split at the ears!"

'If I had known all the mischief he had caused, I should have stuffed my pouch down Saruman's throat.'

"When you get to Crickhollow, you'd better settle, Frodo. Because I , for one, am not helping you move back!"

'I'll be as curious as you like in the morning.'

'She should not die, so young and beautiful. At least, she should not die alone.'

"Welcome my lords, to Isengard!" he said. "We are the doorwardens. Meriadoc, son of Saradoc is my name; and my companion, who alas! is overcome with weariness"- here he gave the other a dig with his foot- "is Peregrin, son of Paladin, of the house of Took. Far in the north is our home. The Lord Saruman is within; but at the moment he is closeted with one Wormtongue, or doubtless he would be here to welcome such honourable guests."

'...You cannot ride such beasts.'
'Then tie me on the back of one, or let me hang on a stirrup, or something,' said Merry. 'It is a long way to run' but run I shall, if I cannot ride, even if I wear my feet off and arrive weeks too late.'

'As a father you shall be to me,' said Merry.
'For a little while,' said Theoden.

Top 10 reasons Merry Wanted to go to War

10.The servants were giving him the creeps
9. He didn't like the mountain
8.He made a bet with Pippin
7.He wanted to show Eomer that he could fight
6.He wanted an excuse to ride with Eowyn
5.He didn't want to go back to Edoras all alone
4.He thought that if Aragorn and the rest could have fun why not he
3.He had fun beating up Orcs and wanted to do it again
2.He heard Mordor was really pretty from Gondor (especially at night)

and the #1 reason Merry wanted to go to war is...............

1.He was really sleep talking
- Elvenstar