Fellowship Of The Ring Quotes

Quotes tagged as "fellowship-of-the-ring" (showing 1-22 of 22)
J.R.R. Tolkien
“I am old, Gandalf. I don't look it, but I am beginning to feel it in my heart of hearts. Well-preserved indeed! Why, I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. That can't be right. I need a change, or something.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. I have not much hope that Gollum can be cured before he dies, but there is a chance of it. And he is bound up with the fate of the Ring. My heart tells me that he has some part to play yet, for good or ill, before the end; and when that comes, the pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many - yours not least.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“It is no bad thing celebrating a simple life.”
J.R.R Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I should like to save the Shire, if I could - though there have been times when I thought the inhabitants too stupid and dull for words, and have felt that an earthquake or an invasion of dragons might be good for them. But I don't feel like that now. I feel that as long as the Shire lies behind, safe and comfortable, I shall find wandering more bearable: I shall know that somewhere there is a firm foothold, even if my feet cannot stand there again.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“And what do you wish?' he said at last.
'That what should be shall be,' she answered.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“It is mine to give to whom I will, like my heart.”
J.R.R Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Frodo: Go back, Sam! I’m going to Mordor alone.
Sam: Of course you are, and I’m coming with you!”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“N-nothing important. That is, I heard a good deal about a ring, and a dark lord, and something about the end of the world, but please, Mr. Gandalf, sir, don't hurt me. Don't turn me into anything... unnatural.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Books ought to have good endings.How would this do: and they all settled down and lived together happily ever after?”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Sam, clinging to Frodo's arm, collapsed on a step in the black darkness. 'Poor old Bill!' he said in a choking voice. 'Poor old Bill! Wolves and snakes! But the snakes were too much for him. I had to choose, Mr. Frodo. I had to come with you.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Gandalf!' cried Frodo, sitting up. There was the old wizard, sitting in a chair by an open window.

'Yes,' he said, 'I am here. And you are lucky to be here, too, after all the absurd things you have done since you left home."
He was smiling, and there seemed to be little wrong with him. But to the wizard's eye there was a faint change, just a hint as it were of transparency, about him, and especially about the left hand that lay outside upon the coverlet.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

C.S. Lewis
“[The Fellowship of the Ring] is like lightning from a clear sky. . . To say that in it heroic romance, gorgeous, eloquent, and unashamed, has suddenly returned at a period almost pathological in its anti-romanticism, is inadequate. . . Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron; here is a book that will break your heart. . . .

It is sane and vigilant invention, revealing at point after point the integration of the author’s mind. . . Anguish is, for me, almost the prevailing note. But not, as in the literature most typical of our age, the anguish of abnormal or contorted souls; rather that anguish of those who were happy before a certain darkness came up and will be happy if they live to see it gone. . . . But with the anguish comes also a strange exaltation. . . when we have finished, we return to our own life not relaxed but fortified….

Even now I have left out almost everything — the silvan leafiness, the passions, the high virtues, the remote horizons. Even if I had space I could hardly convey them. And after all the most obvious appeal of the book is perhaps also its deepest: “there was sorrow then too, and gathering dark, but great valour, and great deeds that were not wholly vain.” Not wholly vain — it is the cool middle point between illusion and disillusionment.”
C.S. Lewis

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Let him go, you filth! Let him go! You will not touch him again!”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Little did I know where the chief peril lay! Truly Elrond spoke, saying that we could not foresee what we might meet upon our road. 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, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Frodo: Sam! Wood-Elves! They're going to the harbour beyond the White Towers. To the Grey Havens
Sam: They're leaving Middle-earth.
Frodo: Never to return.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Frodo: Mordor. I hope the others find a safer route.
Sam: Strider will look after them.
Frodo: I don’t suppose we’ll ever see them again.
Sam: We may yet, Mr. Frodo. We may.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“There is darkness there that never sleeps.”
J.R.R Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“A shrill cry rang out in the night; and he felt a pain like a dart of poisoned ice pierce his left shoulder. Even as he swooned he caught, as through a swirling mist, a glimpse of Strider leaping out of the darkness with a flaming brand of wood in either hand. With a last effort Frodo, dropping his sword, slipped the Ring from his finger and closed his right hand tight upon it.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“But this is terrible!’ cried Frodo. ‘Far worse than the worst that I imagined from your hints and warnings. O Gandalf, best of friends, what am I to do? For now I am really afraid. What am I to do? What a pity that Bilbo did not stab that vile creature, when he had a chance!’
‘Pity? It was Pity that stayed his hand. Pity, and Mercy: not to strike without need. And he has been well rewarded, Frodo. Be sure that he took so little hurt from the evil, and escaped in the end, because he began his ownership of the Ring so. With Pity.’
‘I am sorry,’ said Frodo. ‘But I am frightened; and I do not feel any pity for Gollum.’
‘You have not seen him,’ Gandalf broke in.
‘No, and I don’t want to,’ said Frodo. I can’t understand you. Do you mean to say that you, and the Elves, have let him live on after all those horrible deeds? Now at any rate he is as bad as an Orc, and just an enemy. He deserves death.’
‘Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Ti hoćeš da mi daš taj prsten od svoje volje! Na mesto Mračnog Gospodara hoćeš da postaviš jednu gospodaricu. Ali ja neću biti mračna, nego lepa i strašna kao Jutro i Noć. Užasna kao Oluja i Munja, Snažnija od temelja zemlje. Svi će me voleti i očajavati.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“In the leaping light, as the fresh wood blazed up, Frodo saw many grey shapes spring over the ring of stones. More and more followed. Through the throat of one huge leader Aragorn passed his sword with a thrust; with a great sweep Boromir hewed the head off another. Beside them Gimli stood with his stout legs apart, wielding his dwarf-axe. The bow of Legolas was singing.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“Alright, we put it away. We keep it hidden. We never speak of it again. No one knows it's here, do they? Do they, Gandalf?”
Frodo Baggins