Quotes About Lotr

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J.R.R. Tolkien
“War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

J.R.R. Tolkien
“You can only come to the morning through the shadows.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible, and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works, or of the kinds of writing that they evidently prefer.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Ilona Andrews
“You will not pass!” Roman thundered.
Great. Now he had decided he was Gandalf.”
Ilona Andrews, Gunmetal Magic

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Have you thought of an ending?"
"Yes, several, and all are dark and unpleasant."
"Oh, that won't do! Books ought to have good endings. How would this do: and they all settled down and lived together happily ever after?"
"It will do well, if it ever came to that."
"Ah! And where will they live? That's what I often wonder.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“The world was fair, the mountains tall
In Elder Days before the fall...”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“We set out to save the Shire, Sam and it has been saved - but not for me.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Through Rohan over fen and field where the long grass grows
The West Wind goes walking, and about the walls it goes.
What news from the West, oh wandering wind, do you bring to me tonight?
Have you seen Boromir the Tall by moon or by starlight?
‘I saw him ride over seven streams, over waters wide and grey;
I saw him walk in empty lands, until he passed away
Into the shadows of the North. I saw him then no more.
The North Wind may have heard the horn of the son of Denethor.’
Oh, Boromir! From the high walls westward I looked afar.
But you came not from the empty lands where no men are.

From the mouth of the sea the South Wind flies,
From the sand hills and the stones;
The wailing of the gulls it bears, and at the gate it moans
What news from the South, oh sighing wind, do you bring to me at eve?
Where now is Boromir the Fair? He tarries and I grieve.
‘Ask me not where he doth dwell--so many bones there lie
On the white shores and on the black shores under the stormy sky;
So many have passed down Anduin to find the flowing sea.
Ask of the North Wind news of them the North Wind sends to me!’
Oh Boromir! Beyond the gate the Seaward road runs South,
But you came not with the wailing gulls from the grey seas mouth.

From the Gate of Kings the North Wind rides,
And past the roaring falls
And loud and cold about the Tower its loud horn calls.
What news from the North, oh mighty wind, do you bring to me today?
What news of Boromir the Bold? For he is long away.
‘Beneath Amon Hen I heard his cry. There many foes he fought
His cloven shield, his broken sword, they to the water brought.
His head so proud, his face so fair, his limbs they laid to rest;
And Rauros, Golden Rauros Falls, bore him upon its breast.’
Oh Boromir! The Tower of Guard shall ever northward gaze
To Rauros, Golden Rauros Falls until the end of days.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“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”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Now, therefore, I will sleep. I speak no comfort to you, for there is no comfort for such pain within the circles of the world. The uttermost choice is before you: to repent and go to the Havens and bear away into the West the memory of our days together that shall there be evergreen but never more than memory; or else to abide the Doom of Men."

Nay, dear lord," she said, "that choice is long over. There is now no ship that would bear me hence, and I must indeed abide the Doom of Men, whether I will or I nill: the loss and the silence. But I say to you, King of the Numenoreans, not till now have I understood the tale of your people and their fall. As wicked fools I scorned them, but I pity them at last. For if this is indeed, as the Eldar say, the gift of the One to Men, it is bitter to receive."

So it seems," he said. "But let us not be overthrown at the final test, who of old renounced the Shadow and the Ring. In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory.”
J.R.R. Tolkien
tags: lotr

J.R.R. Tolkien
“And Gandalf said: "This is your realm, and the heart of the greater realm that shall be. The Third Age of the world is ended, and the new age is begun; and it is your task to order its beginning and to preserve what must be preserved. For though much has been saved, much must now pass away; and the power of the Three Rings also is ended. And all the lands that you see, and those that lie round about them, shall be dwellings of Men. For the time comes of the Dominion of Men, and the Elder Kindred shall fade or depart.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Together we will take the road that leads into the West,
And far away will find a land where both our hearts may rest.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers
tags: ents, lotr

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Oh! That was poetry!" said Pippin. "Do you really mean to start before the break of day?”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Green are the leaves I leave in Mirkwood.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

Eric Kent Edstrom
“Breyona didn’t have to force a laugh. “Fellowship? Who do you think you are? Freedo the hobbit?”
“It’s Frodo,” he said over his shoulder. “And if I was a character from L.O.T.R., I’d obviously by Strider.” Shaking his head, he continued down the trail, mumbling obscenities.
“What is L.O.T.R.?” Shiv asked. “Who is this Freedo?”
Both questions brought exasperated sighs from Bronson. “It stands for Lord of the Rings. Don’t you ever see any movies?”
“Weren’t they books before they were movies?” Em asked.
“They wrote them after,” Bronson said.
Breyona winked at Danny. “That Freedo was hot,” she said loud enough for Bronson to hear. “Even with those dumb-ass furry feet, he’s my kind of cute.”
Bronson threw his hands up. “Frodo. It’s Frodo. And he’s not hot!”
Eric Kent Edstrom, Undermountain

Jim Butcher
“(One does not simply walk into Mordor--except that was exactly what everyone in the story did anyway.)”
Jim Butcher, Skin Game

Noble Smith
“Kick off your shoes. Unburden yourself with song. Tell each other tales. Dance around the table. Leave the cleaning up for the morning. Then go outside and look at the stars.”
Noble Smith, The Wisdom of the Shire: A Short Guide to a Long and Happy Life

J.R.R. Tolkien
“You have chosen the Evening; but my love is given to the Morning.”
J.R.R. Tolkien
tags: hope, lotr, love

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I wish Merry was here," he heard himself saying, and quick thoughts raced through his mind, even as he watched the enemy come charging to the assault. "Well, well, now at any rate I understand poor Denethor a little better. We might die together, Merry and I, and since die we must, why not? Well, as he is not here, I hope he'll find an easier end. But now I must do my best.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

“Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends”
Gandalf the Grey

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Torment in the dark was the danger that I feared, and it did not hold me back. But I would not have come, had I known the danger of light and joy.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“... But if all the fair folk take to the Havens, it will be a duller world for those who are doomed to stay.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
Gandalf the Grey J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“But good luck to you - today and every day!”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Many that live deserve death. And some deserve life”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I think a servant of the enemy would look fairer and feel fouler.
-Frodo Baggins”
J.R.R. Tolkien

“I think a servant of the enemy would look fairer and feel fouler.”
Frodo Baggins

J.R.R. Tolkien
“If you really want to know what Middle-earth is based on, it’s my wonder and delight in the earth as it is, particularly the natural earth.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“The Eagles are coming! The Eagles are coming!”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

J.R.R. Tolkien
“But where our hearts truly lie is in peace and quiet and good tilled earth.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

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