Gandalf Quotes

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J.R.R. Tolkien
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

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.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Good Morning!" said Bilbo, and he meant it. The sun was shining, and the grass was very green. But Gandalf looked at him from under long bushy eyebrows that stuck out further than the brim of his shady hat.

"What do you mean?" he said. "Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?"

"All of them at once," said Bilbo. "And a very fine morning for a pipe of tobacco out of doors, into the bargain.

...

"Good morning!" he said at last. "We don't want any adventures here, thank you! You might try over The Hill or across The Water." By this he meant that the conversation was at an end.
"What a lot of things you do use Good morning for!" said Gandalf. "Now you mean that you want to get rid of me, and that it won't be good till I move off.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

J.R.R. Tolkien
“It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“You cannot pass," he said. The orcs stood still, and a dead silence fell. "I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. You cannot pass. The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udûn. Go back to the Shadow! You cannot pass.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our fellowship in Middle-earth. Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

J.R.R. Tolkien
“So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
J.R.R Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Fly you fools”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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
“The treacherous are ever distrustful.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

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

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

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Fool of a Took!" he growled. "This is a serious journey, not a hobbit walking-party. Throw yourself in next time, and then you will be no further nuisance.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Courage will now be your best defence against the storm that is at hand-—that and such hope as I bring.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

J.R.R. Tolkien
“When evening in the Shire was grey
his footsteps on the Hill were heard;
before the dawn he went away
on journey long without a word.

From Wilderland to Western shore,
from northern waste to southern hill,
through dragon-lair and hidden door
and darkling woods he walked at will.

With Dwarf and Hobbit, Elves and Men,
with mortal and immortal folk,
with bird on bough and beast in den,
in their own secret tongues he spoke.

A deadly sword, a healing hand,
a back that bent beneath its load;
a trumpet-voice, a burning brand,
a weary pilgrim on the road.

A lord of wisdom throned he sat,
swift in anger, quick to laugh;
an old man in a battered hat
who leaned upon a thorny staff.

He stood upon the bridge alone
and Fire and Shadow both defied;
his staff was broken on the stone,
in Khazad-dûm his wisdom died.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Go back to the abyss! Fall into nothingness that awaits you and your master!”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“No, my heart will not yet despair. Gandalf fell and has returned and is with us. We may stand, if only on one leg, or at least be left still upon our knees.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Evidently we look so much alike that your desire to make an incurable dent in my hat must be excused.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

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

Jim Butcher
“He's Gandalf on crack and an IV of Red Bull, with a big leather coat and a .44 revolver in his pocket.”
Jim Butcher

Margaret Weis
“great gandalfs ghost!
if he had a ghost. i doubt it. he was such a snob...”
Margaret Weis, Elven Star

J.R.R. Tolkien
“He is not half through yet, and to what he will come in the end not even Elrond can foretell. Not to evil, I think. He may become like a glass filled with a clear light for eyes to see that can.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“What did I tell you, Mr. Pippin?' said Sam, sheathing his sword. 'Wolves won't get him. That was an eye-opener, and no mistake! Nearly singed the hair off my head!”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“And he smote the Balrog upon the mountainside.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Saruman," I said, standing away from him, "only one hand at a time can weild the One, and you know that well, so do not trouble to say we!”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“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

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Don't put a lump of rock under my elbow again!”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

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