Lord Of The Rings Quotes

Quotes tagged as "lord-of-the-rings" (showing 1-30 of 162)
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
“It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end… because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing… this shadow. Even darkness must pass.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

John Rogers
“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."

[Kung Fu Monkey -- Ephemera, blog post, March 19, 2009]”
John Rogers

J.R.R. Tolkien
“And then her heart changed, or at least she understood it; and the winter passed, and the sun shone upon her.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

Junot Díaz
“Motherfuckers will read a book that’s one third Elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish and they [white people] think we’re taking over.”
Junot Díaz

J.R.R. Tolkien
“But no living man am I! You look upon a woman. Éowyn I am, Éomund's daughter. You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

J.R.R. Tolkien
“His grief he will not forget; but it will not darken his heart, it will teach him wisdom.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I want to be a healer, and love all things that grow and are not barren.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien
“The road must be trod, but it will be very hard. And neither strength nor wisdom will carry us far upon it. This quest may be attempted by the weak with as much hope as the strong. Yet it is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: Small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“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 light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

J.R.R. Tolkien
“He [Bilbo] 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. 'It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,' he used to say. 'You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.' . . .”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Come, Mr. Frodo!' he cried. 'I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

J.R.R. Tolkien
“You can trust us to stick to you through thick and thin – to the bitter end. And you can trust us to keep any secret of yours – closer than you yourself keep it. But you cannot trust us to let you face trouble alone, and go off without a word. We are your friends, Frodo. Anyway: there it is. We know most of what Gandalf has told you. We know a good deal about the ring. We are horribly afraid–but we are coming with you; or following you like hounds.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going, because they were holding on to something.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

J.R.R. Tolkien
“But I am the real Strider, fortunately. I am Aragorn son of Arathorn; and if by life or death I can save you, I will.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Eomer said, 'How is a man to judge what to do in such times?'
As he has ever judged,' said Aragorn. 'Good and evil have not changed since yesteryear, nor are they one thing among Elves and another among Men. It is a man's part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I wonder if people will ever say, "Let's hear about Frodo and the Ring." And they'll say, "Yes, that's one of my favorite stories. Frodo was really courageous, wasn't he, Dad?" "Yes, m'boy, the most famousest of hobbits. And that's saying a lot.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

J.R.R. Tolkien
“You cannot pass!”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Andy Weir
“Elrond,” Bruce said. “The Council of Elrond. From Lord of the Rings. It’s the meeting where they decide to destroy the One Ring.”
“Jesus,” Annie said. “None of you got laid in high school, did you?”
Andy Weir, The Martian

J.R.R. Tolkien
“There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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
“Nobody believes me when I say that my long book is an attempt to create a world in which a form of language agreeable to my personal aesthetic might seem real. But it is true.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

Jo Walton
“The thing about Tolkien, about The Lord of the Rings, is that it's perfect. It's this whole world, this whole process of immersion, this journey. It's not, I'm pretty sure, actually true, but that makes it more amazing, that someone could make it all up. Reading it changes everything.”
Jo Walton, Among Others

J.R.R. Tolkien
“He drew a deep breath. 'Well, I'm back,' he said.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien
“There's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for.”
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
“Your talk of sniffling riders with invisible noses has unsettled me.”
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
“No onslaught more fierce was ever seen in the savage world of beasts, where some desperate small creature armed with little teeth, alone, will spring upon a tower of horn and hide that stands above its fallen mate.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

Jo Walton
“And there's no sex, hardly any love stuff at all, in Middle Earth, which always made me think, yes, the world would be better off without it.”
Jo Walton, Among Others

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