The Lord Of The Rings Quotes

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George R.R. Martin
“I admire Tolkien greatly. His books had enormous influence on me. And the trope that he sort of established—the idea of the Dark Lord and his Evil Minions—in the hands of lesser writers over the years and decades has not served the genre well. It has been beaten to death. The battle of good and evil is a great subject for any book and certainly for a fantasy book, but I think ultimately the battle between good and evil is weighed within the individual human heart and not necessarily between an army of people dressed in white and an army of people dressed in black. When I look at the world, I see that most real living breathing human beings are grey.”
George R.R. Martin

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Hinder me? Thou fool. No living man may hinder me!"
Then Merry heard in all sounds of the hour the strangest. It seemed that Dernhelm laughed, and the clear voice was like the ring of steel.
"But no living man am I! You are looking upon a woman. Eowyn am I, Eomund'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."
The winged creature screamed at her, but then the Ringwraith was silent, as if in sudden doubt. Very amazement for a moment conquered Merry's fear. He opened his eyes and the blackness was lifted from them. There some paces from him sat the great beast, and all seemed dark about it, and above it loomed the Nazgul Lord like a shadow of despair. A little to the left facing them stood whom he had called Dernhelm. But the helm of her secrecy had fallen from her, and and her bright hair, released from its bonds, gleamed with pale gold upon her shoulders. Her eyes grey as the sea were hard and fell, and yet tears gleamed in them. A sword was in her hand, and she raised her shield against the horror of her enemy's eyes.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

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
“For she is a fair maiden, fairest lady of a house of queens. And yet I know not how I should speak of her. When I first looked on her and perceived her unhappiness, it seemed to me that I saw a white flower standing straight and proud, shapely as a lily, and yet knew that it was hard, as if wrought by elf-wrights out of steel. Or was it, maybe, a frost that had turned its sap to ice, and so it stood, bitter-sweet, still fair to see, but stricken, soon to fall and die?
- Aragorn about Éowyn”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Then she fell on her knees, saying: 'I beg thee!'
'Nay, lady,' he said, and taking her by the hand he raised her. The he kissed her hand, and sprang into the saddle, and rode away, and did not look back; and only those who knew him well and were near to him saw the pain that he bore.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Then Aragorn stooped and looked in her face, and it was indeed white as a lily, cold as frost, and hard as graven stone. But he bent and kissed her on the brow, and called her softly, saying:
'Éowyn Éomund's daughter, awake! For your enemy has passed away!”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Tres Anillos para los Reyes Elfos bajo el cielo. Siete para los Señores Enanos en palacios de piedra. Nueve para los Hombres Mortales condenados a morir. Uno para el Señor Oscuro, sobre el trono oscuro en la Tierra de Mordor donde se extienden las Sombras. Un Anillo para gobernarlos a todos. Un Anillo para encontrarlos, un Anillo para atraerlos a todos y atarlos en las tinieblas en la Tierra de Mordor donde se extienden las Sombras.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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

Jo Walton
“I am reading The Lord of the Rings. I suddenly wanted to. I almost know it by heart, but I can still sink right into it. I know no other book that is so much like going on a journey. When I put it down to this, I feel as if I am also waiting with Pippin for the echoes of that stone down the well.”
Jo Walton, Among Others

Wendy Froud
“My mother used to read to me every night when I was little. We got through most of the major fantasy books of that time. The Narnia books by C.S. Lewis were my favorites and, later, Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. I started making dolls to fill in the gaps of the dolls I had. Obviously we couldn't buy centaurs and fauns and elves and fairies, so I made them to play with the normal dolls I had. I must have been about six years old when I started making fantasy dolls.”
Wendy Froud

J.R.R. Tolkien
“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. Do you realize that this is the very path that goes through Mirkwood, and that if you let it, it might take you to the Lonely Mountain or even further and to worse places?”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Jo Walton
“I did not buy a book called Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen Donaldson, which has the temerity to compare itself, on the front cover, to 'Tolkien at his best.' The back cover attributes the quote to the Washington Post, a newspaper whose quotations will always damn a book for me from now on. How dare they? And how dare the publishers? It isn't a comparison anyone could make, except to say 'Compared to Tolkien at his best, this is dross.' I mean you could say that even about really brilliant books like A Wizard of Earthsea. I expect Lord Foul's Bane (horrible title, sounds like a Conan book) is more like Tolkien at his worst, which would be the beginning of The Simarillion.

The thing about Tolkien, about The Lord of the Rings, is that it's perfect.”
Jo Walton, Among Others

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Frodo: I can't recall the taste of food, nor the sound of water, nor the touch of grass. I'm naked in the dark. There's nothing--no veil between me and the wheel of fire. I can see him with my waking eyes.

Sam: Then let us be rid of it, once and for all. I can't carry the ring for you, but I can carry you! Comeon!”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“You are wise and fearless and fair, Lady Galadriel,' said Frodo. 'I will give you the One Ring, if you ask for it. It is too great a matter for me”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I have more need of thought than of sleep.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Dunia memang penuh bahaya, dan di dalamnya banyak tempat gelap; tapi masih banyak hal indah, dan meski di semua negeri sekarang cinta tercampur dengan duka, mungkin dia justru tumbuh semakin hebat.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Satu Cincin 'tuk menguasai mereka semua, Satu Cincin 'tuk menemukan mereka semua, Satu Cincin 'tuk membawa mereka semua dan mengikat mereka dalam Kegelapan”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“If room isn’t found for them, they’ll find it for themselves. They’ve a right to live, same as other folk,’ he said loudly. The local inhabitants did not look pleased at the prospect.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“It depends on what you want," put in Merry. "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 keep it yourself. 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, Lord of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien
“What did I tell you? Something's happening!' cried Sam. '"The war's going well," said Shagrat; but Gorbag he wasn't so sure. And he was right there too. Things are looking up, Mr. Frodo. haven't you got some hope now?'

'Well, no, not much, Sam,' Frodo sighed. 'That's away beyond the mountains. We're going east not west. And I'm so tired. And the Ring is so heavy, Sam. And I begin to see it in my mind all the time, like a great wheel of fire.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

J.R.R. Tolkien
“A few melancholy birds were pipping and wailing, until the round red sun sank slowly into the western shadows; then an empty silence fell”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I would rather see him than all the towers and palaces in the world.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

“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?”
J. R. R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“The trees and the grasses and all things growing or living in the land belong each ro themselves.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Ana Alonso
“Elen sila lúmenn' omentielvo". <>.”
Ana Alonso, El sueño de Berlín

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

J.R.R. Tolkien
“No, sweet one. See, my precious: if we has it, then we can escape, even from Him, eh? Perhaps we grow very strong, stronger than Wraiths. Lord Smeagol? Gollum the Great? The Gollum! Eat fish every day, three times a day, fresh forum the sea. Most precious Gollum! Must have it...”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Os traiçoeiros são sempre desconfiados”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings Paperback – Jul 2008 by J. R. R. Tolkien

Petra Hermans
“I am master, born by harmony, to give peace and bring silence. It was given. Simple.”
Petra Hermans

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