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100 J.R.R. Tolkien Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: As she stood before Aragorn she paused suddenly and looked upon him, and her eyes As she stood before Aragorn she paused suddenly and looked upon him, and her eyes were shining. And he looked down upon her fair face and smiled; but as he took the cup, his hand met hers, and he knew that she trembled at the touch.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: You have chosen the Evening; but my love is given to the Morning. You have chosen the Evening; but my love is given to the Morning.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Ho! Ho! Ho! To the bottle I go To heal my heart and drown my Ho! Ho! Ho! To the bottle I go To heal my heart and drown my woe Rain may fall, and wind may blow And many miles be still to go But under a tall tree will I lie And let the clouds go sailing by
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: No Victory Without Suffering No Victory Without Suffering
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Not all those who wander are lost. - Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien Not all those who wander are lost. - Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: But I have been too deeply hurt, Sam. I tried to save the Shire, and But I have been too deeply hurt, Sam. I tried to save the Shire, and it has been saved, but not for me. It must often be so, Sam, when things are in danger: some one has to give them up, lose them, so that others may keep them.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was a light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach. His song in the Tower had been defiance rather than hope; for then he was thinking of himself. Now, for a moment, his own fate, and even his master's, ceased to trouble him. He crawled back into the brambles and laid himself by Frodo's side, and putting away all fear he cast himself into a deep untroubled sleep.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: There I lay staring upward, while the stars wheeled over ... Faint to my ears There I lay staring upward, while the stars wheeled over ... Faint to my ears came the gathered rumor of all lands: the springing and the dying, the song and the weeping, and the slow everlasting groan of overburdened stone.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: I think I know already what counsel you would give, Boromir," said Frodo. "And it I think I know already what counsel you would give, Boromir," said Frodo. "And it would seem like wisdom but for the warning of my heart.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: My friend, you had horses, and deed of arms, and the free fields; but she, My friend, you had horses, and deed of arms, and the free fields; but she, being born in the body of a maid, had a spirit and courage at least the match of yours. Yet she was doomed to wait upon an old man, whom she loved as a father, and watch him falling into a mean dishonoured dotage; and her part seemed to her more ignoble than that of the staff he leaned on.
-Gandalf to Eomer, of Eowyn
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Master of the Dark Shadow. For I also, Niniel, had my darkness, in which dear Master of the Dark Shadow. For I also, Niniel, had my darkness, in which dear things were lost; but now I have overcome it, I deem.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: I looked then and saw that his robes, which had seemed white, were not so, I looked then and saw that his robes, which had seemed white, were not so, but were woven of all colours, and if he moved they shimmered and changed hue so that the eye was bewildered.

'I liked white better,' I said.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: But to Sam the evening deepened to darkness as he stood at the Haven; and But to Sam the evening deepened to darkness as he stood at the Haven; and as he looked at the grey sea he saw only a shadow in the waters that was soon lost in the West. There he stood far into the night, hearing only the sigh and murmur of the waves on the shores of Middle-Earth, and the sound of them sank deep into his heart.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Human stories are practically always about one thing, really, aren't they? Death. The inevitability of Human stories are practically always about one thing, really, aren't they? Death. The inevitability of death ...
... (quoting an obituary) 'There is no such thing as a natural death. Nothing that ever happens to man is natural, since his presence calls the whole world into question. All men must die, but for every man his death is an accident, and even if he knows it he would sense to it an unjustifiable violation.' Well, you may agree with the words or not, but those are the key spring of The Lord Of The Rings
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Curse us and crush us, my precious is lost! Curse us and crush us, my precious is lost!
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Hammer and tongs! I am so torn between rage and joy, that if I do Hammer and tongs! I am so torn between rage and joy, that if I do not burst, it will be a marvel!
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Farewell! O Gandalf! May you ever appear where you are most needed and least expected! Farewell! O Gandalf! May you ever appear where you are most needed and least expected!
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: I've always been impressed that we are here, surviving, because of the indomitable courage of I've always been impressed that we are here, surviving, because of the indomitable courage of quite small people against impossible odds.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: If you sit on the doorstep long enough, I daresay you will think of something If you sit on the doorstep long enough, I daresay you will think of something
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: It is usually assumed that children are the natural or the specially appropriate audience for It is usually assumed that children are the natural or the specially appropriate audience for fairy-stories. In describing a fairy-story which they think adults might possibly read for their own entertainment, reviewers frequently indulge in such waggeries as: "this book is for children from the ages of six to sixty." But I have never yet seen the puff of a new motor-model that began thus: "this toy will amuse infants from seventeen to seventy"; though that to my mind would be much more appropriate. Is there any essential connexion between children and fairy-stories? Is there any call for comment, if an adult reads them for himself? Reads them as tales, that is, not studies them as curios. Adults are allowed to collect and study anything, even old theatre programmes or paper bags.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: If I may say so, I added a few touches of my own: you may If I may say so, I added a few touches of my own: you may not have noticed, but some of the waves took the form of great white horses with shining white riders; and there were many rolling and grinding boulders.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: anyway I think he has not much grit, not much plain courage alone in a anyway I think he has not much grit, not much plain courage alone in a tight place without a lot of slaves and machines and things, if you know what I mean. Very
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: On their deathbed men will speak true, they say. On their deathbed men will speak true, they say.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: But when the Ents all gathered round Treebeard, bowing their heads slightly, murmuring in their But when the Ents all gathered round Treebeard, bowing their heads slightly, murmuring in their slow musical voices, and looking long and intently at the strangers, then the hobbits saw that they were all of the same kindred, and all had the same eyes: not all so old or so deep as Treebeard's, but all with the same slow, steady, thoughtful expression, and the same green flicker.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Middle-earth is our world. I have (of course) placed the action in a purely imaginary Middle-earth is our world. I have (of course) placed the action in a purely imaginary (though not wholly impossible) period of antiquity, in which the shape of the continental masses was different.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: The washing-up was so dismally real that Bilbo was forced to believe the party of The washing-up was so dismally real that Bilbo was forced to believe the party of the night before had not been part of his bad dreams, as he had rather hoped.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Not everyone who wanders is lost. Not everyone who wanders is lost.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: For you do not yet know the strengths of your hearts, and you cannot foresee For you do not yet know the strengths of your hearts, and you cannot foresee what each may meet on the road.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: The lesson in caution has been well learned,' said Strider with a grim smile. 'But The lesson in caution has been well learned,' said Strider with a grim smile. 'But caution is one thing and wavering is another. You will never get to Rivendell now on your own, and to trust me is your only chance. You must make up your mind. I will answer some of your questions, if that will help you to do so. But why should you believe my story, if you do not trust me already? Still here it is

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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: I felt that something horrible was near from the moment that my foot first touched I felt that something horrible was near from the moment that my foot first touched the water,' said Frodo. 'What was that thing, or were there many of them?'
'I do not know,' answered Gandalf; 'but the arms were all guided by one purpose. Something has crept, or has been driven out of dark waters under the mountains. There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' He did not speak aloud his thought that whatever it was that dwelt in the lake, it had seized upon Frodo first among all the Company.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: He used often to say there was only one Road; that it was like a He used often to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep, and every path was its tributary.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Side? I am on nobody's side, because nobody is on my side, little orc. Side? I am on nobody's side, because nobody is on my side, little orc.
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: What?' shouted Tom Bombadil, leaping up in the air. 'Old Man Willow? Naught worse than What?' shouted Tom Bombadil, leaping up in the air. 'Old Man Willow? Naught worse than that, eh? That can soon be mended. I know the tune for him. Old grey Willow-man! I'll freeze his marrow cold, if he don't behave himself. I'll sing his roots off. I'll sing a wind up and blow leaf and branch away. Old Man Willow!
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: A few melancholy birds were pipping and wailing, until the round red sun sank slowly A few melancholy birds were pipping and wailing, until the round red sun sank slowly into the western shadows; then an empty silence fell
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J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Few there were who could change his courses by counsel. None by force. Few there were who could change his courses by counsel. None by force.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Cheer up Thorin and Company! This is your expedition after all. Think of the treasure Cheer up Thorin and Company! This is your expedition after all. Think of the treasure at the end, and forget the forest and the dragon, at any rate until tomorrow morning!
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Yet seldom do they fail of their seed, And that will lie in the dust Yet seldom do they fail of their seed, And that will lie in the dust and rot to spring up again in times and places unlooked-for. The deeds of Men will outlast us.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: I wisely started with a map. I wisely started with a map.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: The doom lies in yourself, not in your name. The doom lies in yourself, not in your name.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Blunt the knives.Bend the forks.Smash the bottles and burn the corks.Chip the glasses and crack Blunt the knives.
Bend the forks.
Smash the bottles and burn the corks.
Chip the glasses and crack the plates.
That's what Bilbo Baggins hates!
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: If by my life or death I can protect you, I will. If by my life or death I can protect you, I will.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Smeagol,' said Gollum suddenly and clearly, opening his eyes wide and staring at Frodo with Smeagol,' said Gollum suddenly and clearly, opening his eyes wide and staring at Frodo with a strange light. 'Smeagol will swear on the Precious.'
Frodo drew himself up, and again Sam was startled by his words and his stern voice. 'On the Precious? How dare you?' he said. 'Think!
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend. Legend And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend. Legend became myth. And for two and a half thousand years, the ring passed out of all knowledge.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Literature shrivels in a universal language, and an uprooted language rots before it dies. And Literature shrivels in a universal language, and an uprooted language rots before it dies. And it should be possible to lift the eyes above the cant of the 'language of Shakespeare'... sufficiently to realise the magnitude of the loss to humanity that the world-dominance of any one language now spoken would entail: no language has ever possessed but a small fraction of the varied excellences of human speech, and each language represents a different vision of life ...
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Why should a man be scorned, if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get Why should a man be scorned, if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get out and go home? Or if, when he cannot do so, he thinks and talks about other topics than jailers and prison-walls? The world outside has not become less real because the prisoner cannot see it. In using Escape in this way the critics have chosen the wrong word, and, what is more, they are confusing, not always by sincere error, the Escape of the Prisoner with the Flight of the Deserter. just so a Party-spokesman might have labeled departure from the misery of the Fuhrer's or any other Reich and even criticism of it as treachery ... Not only do they confound the escape of the prisoner with the flight of the deserter; but they would seem to prefer the acquiescence of the "quisling" to the resistance of the patriot.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: He raised his staff. There was a roll of thunder. The sunlight was blotted out He raised his staff. There was a roll of thunder. The sunlight was blotted out from the eastern windows; the whole hall became suddenly dark as night. The fire faded to sullen embers. Only Gandalf could be seen, standing white and tall before the blackened hearth.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Bilbo shut his mouth tight with a snap. "That's right," said Gandalf. Bilbo shut his mouth tight with a snap. "That's right," said Gandalf.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: There are other men, and other lives, and time still to be. There are other men, and other lives, and time still to be.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Alive without breath, As cold as death; Never thirsty, ever drinking, All in mail never Alive without breath, As cold as death; Never thirsty, ever drinking, All in mail never clinking.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: I have claimed that Escape is one of the main functions of fairy-stories, and since I have claimed that Escape is one of the main functions of fairy-stories, and since I do not disapprove of them, it is plain that I do not accept the tone of scorn or pity with which 'Escape' is now so often used. Why should a man be scorned if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get out and go home? Or if he cannot do so, he thinks and talks about other topics than jailers and prison-walls?
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: They hammered on the outer gate and called, but there was at first no answer; They hammered on the outer gate and called, but there was at first no answer; and then to their surprise someone blew a horn, and the lights in the windows went out. A voice shouted in the dark: 'Who's that? Be off! You can't come in. Can't you read the notice: No admittance between sundown and sunrise?' 'Of course we can't read the notice in the dark,' Sam shouted back. 'And if hobbits of the Shire are to be kept out in the wet on a night like this, I'll tear down your notice when I find it.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Thieves! Fire! Murder! Such a thing had not happened since first he came to the Thieves! Fire! Murder! Such a thing had not happened since first he came to the Mountain! His rage passes description - the sort of rage that is only seen when rich folk that have more than they can enjoy suddenly lose something that they have long had but have never before used or wanted. His fire belched forth, the hall smoked, he shook the mountain-roots. He thrust his head in vain at the little hole, and then coiling his length together, roaring like thunder underground, he sped from his deep lair through its great door, out into the huge passages of the mountain-palace and up towards the Front Gate.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Now I know what a piece of bacon feels like when it is suddenly picked Now I know what a piece of bacon feels like when it is suddenly picked out of the pan on a fork and put back on the shelf!"
"No you don't!" he heard Dori answering, "because the bacon knows that it will get back in the pan sooner or later; and it is to be hoped we shan't. Also eagles aren't forks!
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: A wizard is never late A wizard is never late
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: I go now to my long rest in the timeless halls beyond the seas and I go now to my long rest in the timeless halls beyond the seas and the Mountains of Aman. It will be long ere I am seen among the Noldor again; and it may be that we shall not meet a second time in death or life, for the fates of our kindreds are apart. Farewell!
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: He drew a deep breath. 'Well, I'm back,' he said. He drew a deep breath. 'Well, I'm back,' he said.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: The treasure is likely to be your death, though the dragon is no more! The treasure is likely to be your death, though the dragon is no more!
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: The chance never arrived, until Bilbo Baggins was grown up, being about fifty years old The chance never arrived, until Bilbo Baggins was grown up, being about fifty years old or so,
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Adventures make one late for supper. Adventures make one late for supper.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Gollum was defeated. He dared go no further. He had lost: lost his prey, and Gollum was defeated. He dared go no further. He had lost: lost his prey, and lost, too, the only thing he had ever cared for, his precious.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Cold be hand and heart and bone, and cold be sleep under stone: never more Cold be hand and heart and bone, and cold be sleep under stone: never more to wake on stony bed, never, till the Sun fails and the Moon is dead. In the black wind the stars shall die, and still on gold here let them lie, till the dark lord lifts his hand over dead sea and withered land.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Sam: Mordor. The one place in Middle-earth we don't want to see any closer, and Sam: Mordor. The one place in Middle-earth we don't want to see any closer, and the one place we're trying to get to. It's just where we can't get. Let's face it, Mr. Frodo, we're lost. I don't think Gandalf meant for us to come this way.
Frodo: He didn't mean for a lot of things to happen, Sam ... but they did.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: He has led us in here against our fears, but he will lead us out He has led us in here against our fears, but he will lead us out again, at whatever cost to himself.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: For you have been deluded by Saruman. Many of you have got death as the For you have been deluded by Saruman. Many of you have got death as the reward of your trust in him; but had you conquered, little better would your wages have been.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: The day waned, and dusk was twined about the boles of the trees. At last The day waned, and dusk was twined about the boles of the trees. At last the hobbits saw, rising dimly before them, a steep dark land: they had come to the feet of the mountains, and to the green roots of tall Methedras. Down the hillside the young Entwash, leaping from its springs high above, ran noisily from step to step to meet them. On the right of the stream there was a long slope, clad with grass, now grey in the twilight. No trees grew there and it was open to the sky; stars were shining already in lakes between shores of cloud.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: And then alas! I let the matter reset, watching and waiting only, as we have And then alas! I let the matter reset, watching and waiting only, as we have too often done.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: But I must admit.' he added with a queer laugh, 'that I hoped you would But I must admit.' he added with a queer laugh, 'that I hoped you would take me for my own sake. A hunted man sometimes wearies of distrust and longs for friendship. But there, I believe my looks are against me.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Now of old the name of that forest was Greenwood the Great, and its wide Now of old the name of that forest was Greenwood the Great, and its wide halls and aisles were the haunt of many beasts and of birds of bright song; and there was the realm of King Thranduil under the oak and the beech.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: He liked visitors, but he liked to know them before they arrived, and he preferred He liked visitors, but he liked to know them before they arrived, and he preferred to ask them himself.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: If you do not believe in a personal God, the question: 'What is the purpose If you do not believe in a personal God, the question: 'What is the purpose of life?' is unaskable and unanswerable.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Home is behind, the world ahead, And there are many paths to tread Through shadows Home is behind, the world ahead, And there are many paths to tread Through shadows to the edge of night, Until the stars are all alight.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: If people were in the habit of refering to 'King George's council, Winston and his If people were in the habit of refering to 'King George's council, Winston and his gang,' it would go a long way to clearing thought, and reducing the frightful landslide into Theyocracy.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: But where shall I find courage?' asked Frodo. 'That is what I chiefly need.' 'Courage But where shall I find courage?' asked Frodo. 'That is what I chiefly need.' 'Courage is found in unlikely places,' said Gildor. 'Be of good hope! Sleep
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Fifteen birds in five firtrees, their feathers were fanned in a fiery breeze! But, funny Fifteen birds in five firtrees,
their feathers were fanned in a fiery breeze!
But, funny little birds, they had no wings!
O what shall we do with the funny little things?
Roast 'em alive, or stew them in a pot;
fry them, boil them and eat them hot?
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: His grief he will not forget; but it will not darken his heart, it will His grief he will not forget; but it will not darken his heart, it will teach him wisdom.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Their clothes were mended as well as their bruises, their tempers and their hopes. Their Their clothes were mended as well as their bruises, their tempers and their hopes. Their
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Yes, they are elves," Legolas said. "and they say that you breathe so loud they Yes, they are elves," Legolas said. "and they say that you breathe so loud they could shoot you in the dark." Sam hastily covered his mouth.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Most English-speaking people, for instance, will admit that cellar door is 'beautiful', especially if dissociated Most English-speaking people, for instance, will admit that cellar door is 'beautiful', especially if dissociated from its sense (and its spelling). More beautiful than, say, sky, and far more beautiful than beautiful. Well then, in Welsh for me cellar doors are extraordinarily frequent.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Thief, thief, thief! Baggins! We hates it, we hates it, we hates it forever! Thief, thief, thief! Baggins! We hates it, we hates it, we hates it forever!
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: I would have things as they were in all the days of my life ... I would have things as they were in all the days of my life ... and in the days of my longfathers before me: to be the Lord of this City in peace, and leave my chair to a son after me, who would be his own master and no wizard's pupil. But if doom denies this to me, then I will have naught: neither life diminished, nor love halved, nor honour abated.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: There were many paths that led up into those mountains, and many passes over them. There were many paths that led up into those mountains, and many passes over them. But most of the paths were cheats and deceptions and led nowhere or to bad ends; and most of the passes were infested by evil things and dreadful dangers.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Many are the strange chances of the world,' said Mithrandir, 'and help oft shall come Many are the strange chances of the world,' said Mithrandir, 'and help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Is it not enough to know that they are servants of the Enemy?" answered Gildor. Is it not enough to know that they are servants of the Enemy?" answered Gildor. "Flee them! Speak no words to them! They are deadly.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: As a lord was heldfor the strength of his body and stoutness of heart.Much lore As a lord was held
for the strength of his body and stoutness of heart.
Much lore he learned, and loved wisdom
but fortune followed him in few desires;
oft wrong and awry what he wrought turned;
what he loved he lost, what he longed for he won not;
and full friendship he found not easily,
nor was lightly loved for his looks were sad.
He was gloom-hearted, and glad seldom
for the sundering sorrow that filled his youth ...
(On Turin Turambar - The Children of Hurin)
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: The morning came, pale and clammy. Frodo woke up first, and found that a tree-root The morning came, pale and clammy. Frodo woke up first, and found that a tree-root had made a hole in his back, and that his neck was stiff. "Walking for pleasure! Why didn't I drive?" he thought, as he usually did at the beginning of an expedition. "And all my beautiful feather beds are sold to the Sackville-Bagginses! These tree-roots would do them good." He stretched. "Wake up, hobbits!" he cried. "It's a beautiful morning."
"What's beautiful about it?" said Pippin, peering over the edge of his blanket with one eye. "Sam! Get breakfast ready for half-past nine! Have you got the bath-water hot?"
Sam jumped up, looking rather bleary. "No, sir, I haven't, sir!" he said.
Frodo stripped the blankets from Pippin and rolled him over, and then walked off to the edge of the wood.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Rally to me! To me! Rally to me! To me!
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: You must understand, young Hobbit, it takes a long time to say anything in Old You must understand, young Hobbit, it takes a long time to say anything in Old Entish. And we never say anything unless it is worth taking a long time to say.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: As far as he could remember, Sam slept through the night in deep content, if As far as he could remember, Sam slept through the night in deep content, if logs are contented.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: I sit beside the fire and think Of all that I have seenOf meadow flowers I sit beside the fire and think
Of all that I have seen
Of meadow flowers and butterflies
In summers that have been

Of yellow leaves and gossamer
In autumns that there were
With morning mist and silver sun
And wind upon my hair

I sit beside the fire and think
Of how the world will be
When winter comes without a spring
That I shall ever see

For still there are so many things
That I have never seen
In every wood in every spring
There is a different green

I sit beside the fire and think
Of people long ago
And people that will see a world
That I shall never know

But all the while I sit and think
Of times there were before
I listen for returning feet
And voices at the door
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: But in the end it is only a passing thing ... this shadow. Even darkness But in the end it is only a passing thing ... this shadow. Even darkness must pass. - Samwise Gamgee, The Two Towers
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Your talk of sniffling riders with invisible noses has unsettled me. Your talk of sniffling riders with invisible noses has unsettled me.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Then shouldering their burdens, they set off, seeking a path that would bring them over Then shouldering their burdens, they set off, seeking a path that would bring them over the grey hills of the Emyn Muil, and down into the Land of Shadow.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: And it is not always good to be healed in body. Nor is it always And it is not always good to be healed in body. Nor is it always evil to die in battle, even in bitter pain. Were I permitted, in this dark hour I would choose the latter.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Yet dawn is ever the hope of men. Yet dawn is ever the hope of men.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: I shall claim full amends for every fall and stubbed toe, if you do not I shall claim full amends for every fall and stubbed toe, if you do not lead us well.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Well, you have now, Sam, dear Sam,' said Frodo, and he lay back in Sam's Well, you have now, Sam, dear Sam,' said Frodo, and he lay back in Sam's gentle arms, closing his eyes, like a child at rest when night-fears are driven away by some loved voice or hand. Sam felt that he could sit like that in endless happiness ...
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo, a star shines on the hour of our meeting. Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo, a star shines on the hour of our meeting.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: You should see the waterways of Dale, Frodo, and the fountains, and the pools! You You should see the waterways of Dale, Frodo, and the fountains, and the pools! You should see the stone-paved roads of many colours! And the halls and cavernous streets under the earth with arches carved like trees; and the terraces and towers upon the Mountain's sides! Then you would see that we have not been idle.
J.R.R. Tolkien Sayings: With their whips of flames they smote asunder the webs of Ungoliant. - The Silmarillion With their whips of flames they smote asunder the webs of Ungoliant. - The Silmarillion