Treebeard Quotes

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J.R.R. Tolkien
“I am not going to tell you my name, not yet at any rate.' A queer half-knowing, half-humorous look came with a green flicker into his eyes. 'For one thing it would take a long while: my name is growing all the time, and I've lived a very long, long time; so my name is like a story. Real names tell you the story of things they belong to in my language, in the Old Entish as you might say. It is a lovely language, but it takes a very long time saying anything in it, because we do not say anything in it, unless it is worth taking a long time to say, and to listen to.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

J.R.R. Tolkien
“You must understand, young Hobbit, it takes a long time to say anything in Old Entish. And we never say anything unless it is worth taking a long time to say.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

J.R.R. Tolkien
“For it is easier to shout 'Stop', than to do it”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Never is too long a word even for me...”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Side? I am on nobody's side, because nobody is on my side, little orc.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“It is a lovely language,but it takes a very long time to say anything in it,unless it is worth taking a long time to say,and to listen to.

-Treebeard/Fangorn”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Some of my kin look just like trees now, and need something great to rouse them; and they speak only in whispers. But some of my trees are limb-lithe, and many can talk to me.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

J.R.R. Tolkien
“But I spoke hastily. We must not be hasty. I have become too hot. I must cool myself and think; for it is easier to shout stop! than to do it.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

J.R.R. Tolkien
“The world is changing: I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth, and I smell it in the air.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“But there, my friends, songs like trees bear fruit only in their own time and their own way: and sometimes they are withered untimely. - Treebeard”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings