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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (3 January 1892 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and academic. He was the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He served as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, from 1925 to 1945 and Merton Professor of English Language and Literature and Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, from 1945 to 1959. He was at one time a close friend of C. S. Lewisthey were both members of the informal literary discussion group known as the Inklings. Tolkien was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II on 28 March 1972. After Tolkien's death, his son Christopher published a series of works based on his father's extensive notes and unpublished manuscripts, including The Silmarillion. These, together with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, form a connected body of tales, poems, fictional histories, invented languages, and literary essays about a fantasy world called Arda and Middle-earth within it. Between 1951 and 1955, Tolkien applied the term legendarium to the larger part of these writings. While many other authors had published works of fantasy before Tolkien, the great success of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings led directly to a popular resurgence of the genre. This has caused Tolkien to be popularly identified as the "father" of modern fantasy literature or, more precisely, of high fantasy. In 2008, The Times ranked him sixth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". Forbes ranked him the fifth top-earning "dead celebrity" in 2009.

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1:The road goes ever on and on.
   ~ J R R Tolkien, Bilbo Baggins,
2:Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate. ~ J R R Tolkien, [T5],
3:Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger. ~ J R R Tolkien,
4: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,
5:All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.
   ~ J R R Tolkien,
6:I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. ~ J R R Tolkien, The Two Towers,
7:I desired dragons with a profound desire. Of course, I in my timid body did not wish to have them in the neighborhood. But the world that contained even the imagination of Fafnir was richer and more beautiful, at whatever the cost of peril. ~ J R R Tolkien, On Fairy-Stories,

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1:Mind your P's and Q's. ~ J R R Tolkien
2:See your road through. ~ J R R Tolkien
3:Third time pays for all ~ J R R Tolkien
4:Fire, fear, foes! Awake! ~ J R R Tolkien
5:Over hill and under hill ~ J R R Tolkien
6:We must do without hope. ~ J R R Tolkien
7:My Precious, my Precious. ~ J R R Tolkien
8:I'm going on an adventure! ~ J R R Tolkien
9:Wraiths! Wraiths on wings! ~ J R R Tolkien
10:All's well that ends better. ~ J R R Tolkien
11:Handsome is as handsome does ~ J R R Tolkien
12:I wisely started with a map. ~ J R R Tolkien
13:Never laugh at live dragons. ~ J R R Tolkien
14:No Victory Without Suffering ~ J R R Tolkien
15:Short cuts make long delays. ~ J R R Tolkien
16:The road goes ever on and on ~ J R R Tolkien
17:The burned hand teaches best. ~ J R R Tolkien
18:All shall love me and despair. ~ J R R Tolkien
19:Don't go where I can't follow! ~ J R R Tolkien
20:Often does hatred hurt itself. ~ J R R Tolkien
21:What does your heart tell you? ~ J R R Tolkien
22:Aiya Earendil Elenion Ancalima! ~ J R R Tolkien
23:Farewell! I go to find the Sun! ~ J R R Tolkien
24:Great heart will not be denied. ~ J R R Tolkien
25:Tears unnumbered ye shall shed. ~ J R R Tolkien
26:Above all shadows rides the sun. ~ J R R Tolkien
27:Go not to the Elves for counsel, ~ J R R Tolkien
28:Hush! Take no notice!" - Gandalf ~ J R R Tolkien
29:I will not walk backward in life. ~ J R R Tolkien
30:Little by little, one travels far ~ J R R Tolkien
31:Not everyone who wanders is lost. ~ J R R Tolkien
32:All that is gold does not glitter, ~ J R R Tolkien
33:All that is gold does not glitter. ~ J R R Tolkien
34:Fair speech may hide a foul heart. ~ J R R Tolkien
35:I don't see why the likes o' thee ~ J R R Tolkien
36:Not all those who wander are lost. ~ J R R Tolkien
37:Slight changes simply make a blur. ~ J R R Tolkien
38:Where will wants not, a way opens. ~ J R R Tolkien
39:Do not spoil the wonder with haste! ~ J R R Tolkien
40:Adventures make one late for supper. ~ J R R Tolkien
41:Aure entuluva! day shall come again! ~ J R R Tolkien
42:Courage is found in unlikely places. ~ J R R Tolkien
43:Speak politely to an enraged dragon. ~ J R R Tolkien
44:A pen is to me as a beak is to a hen. ~ J R R Tolkien
45:For nothing is evil in the beginning. ~ J R R Tolkien
46:I'd got hobbits on my hands hadn't I? ~ J R R Tolkien
47:Memory is not what the heart desires. ~ J R R Tolkien
48:Not idly do the leaves of Lorien fall ~ J R R Tolkien
49:Oft hope is born when all is forlorn. ~ J R R Tolkien
50:The treacherous are ever distrustful. ~ J R R Tolkien
51:The wise speak only of what they know ~ J R R Tolkien
52:I am in fact, a hobbit in all but size ~ J R R Tolkien
53:What punishments of God are not gifts? ~ J R R Tolkien
54:Faithful heart may have froward tongue. ~ J R R Tolkien
55:I dislike allegory wherever I smell it. ~ J R R Tolkien
56:out of the frying pan and into the fire ~ J R R Tolkien
57:Deep roots are not reached by the frost. ~ J R R Tolkien
58:Not all that have fallen are vanquished. ~ J R R Tolkien
59:Renewed shall be blade that was broken, ~ J R R Tolkien
60:A safe fairyland is untrue to all worlds. ~ J R R Tolkien
61:Green are the leaves I leave in Mirkwood. ~ J R R Tolkien
62:Help means ruin and saving means slaying. ~ J R R Tolkien
63:May the hair on your toes never fall out! ~ J R R Tolkien
64:Struck by lightning! Struck by lightning! ~ J R R Tolkien
65:The greatest adventure is what lies ahead ~ J R R Tolkien
66:To crooked eyes truth may wear a wry face ~ J R R Tolkien
67:False hopes are more dangerous than fears. ~ J R R Tolkien
68:Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory ~ J R R Tolkien
69:Your lullaby would waken a drunken goblin! ~ J R R Tolkien
70:Better mistrust undeserved than rash words. ~ J R R Tolkien
71:Curse us and crush us, my precious is lost! ~ J R R Tolkien
72:For even the very wise cannot see all ends. ~ J R R Tolkien
73:Home is now behind you, the world is ahead! ~ J R R Tolkien
74:I do not believe this darkness will endure. ~ J R R Tolkien
75:I don't know, and I would rather not guess. ~ J R R Tolkien
76:I have the hatred of apartheid in my bones. ~ J R R Tolkien
77:The greatest adventure is what lies ahead. ~ J R R Tolkien
78:There is no ship now that can bear me hence ~ J R R Tolkien
79:Time doesn't seem to pass here: it just is. ~ J R R Tolkien
80:Valour needs first strength, then a weapon. ~ J R R Tolkien
81:It was a hobbit hole, and that means comfort ~ J R R Tolkien
82:The doom lies in yourself, not in your name. ~ J R R Tolkien
83:In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. ~ J R R Tolkien
84:It is no bad thing celebrating a simple life. ~ J R R Tolkien
85:Pippin: I didn't think it would end this way. ~ J R R Tolkien
86:You aren't nearly through this adventure yet. ~ J R R Tolkien
87:And he smote the Balrog upon the mountainside. ~ J R R Tolkien
88:Don't put a lump of rock under my elbow again! ~ J R R Tolkien
89:I am going with him, if he climbs to the Moon. ~ J R R Tolkien
90:I'm a Roman Catholic! A devout Roman Catholic. ~ J R R Tolkien
91:It is plain that we were meant to go together. ~ J R R Tolkien
92:The Darkness has begun. There will be no dawn. ~ J R R Tolkien
93:Wars are not favourable to delicate pleasures. ~ J R R Tolkien
94:For it is easier to shout 'Stop', than to do it ~ J R R Tolkien
95:It's a dangerous business, going out your door. ~ J R R Tolkien
96:The road goes ever on and on.
   ~ J R R Tolkien, Bilbo Baggins,
97:On their deathbed men will speak true, they say. ~ J R R Tolkien
98:He drew a deep breath. 'Well, I'm back,' he said. ~ J R R Tolkien
99:If by my life or death I can protect you, I will. ~ J R R Tolkien
100:I'm looking for someone to share in an adventure. ~ J R R Tolkien
101:It is mine to give to whom I will, like my heart. ~ J R R Tolkien
102:Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars. ~ J R R Tolkien
103:Very potent influence on myself has been Finnish. ~ J R R Tolkien
104:Adventures are not all pony-rides in May-sunshine. ~ J R R Tolkien
105:Let the unseen days be. Today is more than enough. ~ J R R Tolkien
106:A red sun rises. Blood has been spilled this night. ~ J R R Tolkien
107:I have no help to send, therefore I must go myself. ~ J R R Tolkien
108:Tell me, who are you, alone, yourself and nameless? ~ J R R Tolkien
109:I warn you, if you bore me, I shall take my revenge. ~ J R R Tolkien
110:Praise from the praise-worthy is beyond all rewards. ~ J R R Tolkien
111:The praise of the praiseworthy is above all rewards. ~ J R R Tolkien
112:True education is a kind of never-ending story . . . ~ J R R Tolkien
113:If we all got angry together something might be done. ~ J R R Tolkien
114:In doubt a man of worth will trust to his own wisdom. ~ J R R Tolkien
115:Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles. ~ J R R Tolkien
116:You can only come to the morning through the shadows. ~ J R R Tolkien
117:I have an unsatisfied desire to shoot well with a bow. ~ J R R Tolkien
118:What do you fear, lady?' he asked. 'A cage,' she said. ~ J R R Tolkien
119:I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations. ~ J R R Tolkien
120:That was the most awkward Wednesday he ever remembered. ~ J R R Tolkien
121:We are never late. We arrive precisely when we mean to. ~ J R R Tolkien
122:The world is not in your books and maps, it's out there. ~ J R R Tolkien
123:And yet their wills did not yield, and they struggled on. ~ J R R Tolkien
124:Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. ~ J R R Tolkien
125:It never does to leave a live Dragon out of the equation. ~ J R R Tolkien
126:You may not like my burglar, but please don't damage him. ~ J R R Tolkien
127:A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities. ~ J R R Tolkien
128:Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised. ~ J R R Tolkien
129:Trolls simply detest the very sight of dwarves (uncooked). ~ J R R Tolkien
130:He stands not alone. You would die before your stroke fell. ~ J R R Tolkien
131:I don't feel any guilt complex about The Lord of the Rings. ~ J R R Tolkien
132:I will not say, do not weep, for not all tears are an evil. ~ J R R Tolkien
133:I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil. ~ J R R Tolkien
134:There are other men, and other lives, and time still to be. ~ J R R Tolkien
135:Do not scorn pity that is the gift of a gentle heart, Éowyn! ~ J R R Tolkien
136:If this is victory, then our hands are too small to hold it. ~ J R R Tolkien
137:I wished to be loved by another. But I desire no man's pity. ~ J R R Tolkien
138:The war made me poignantly aware of the beauty of the world. ~ J R R Tolkien
139:Bilbo saw that the moment had come when he must do something. ~ J R R Tolkien
140:Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. ~ J R R Tolkien
141:It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish. ~ J R R Tolkien
142:Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. ~ J R R Tolkien
143:There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. ~ J R R Tolkien
144:The wolf that one hears is worse than the orc that one fears. ~ J R R Tolkien
145:To be a cult figure in one's own lifetime is most unpleasant. ~ J R R Tolkien
146:It is mine, I tell you. My own. My precious. Yes, my precious. ~ J R R Tolkien
147:I will take the Ring", he said, "though I do not know the way. ~ J R R Tolkien
148:So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings. ~ J R R Tolkien
149:There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for. ~ J R R Tolkien
150:You have nice manners for a thief and a liar," said the dragon. ~ J R R Tolkien
151:Let him go, you filth! Let him go! You will not touch him again! ~ J R R Tolkien
152:"That's done it!" said Sam. "Now I've rung the front-door bell!" ~ J R R Tolkien
153:For we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make. ~ J R R Tolkien
154:I may be a burglar...but I'm an honest one, I hope, more or less. ~ J R R Tolkien
155:It is useless to meet revenge with revenge; it will heal nothing. ~ J R R Tolkien
156:A year shall I endure for every day that passes until your return. ~ J R R Tolkien
157:his old life lay behind in the mists, dark adventure lay in front. ~ J R R Tolkien
158:The world changes, and all that once was strong now proves unsure. ~ J R R Tolkien
159:A friend of mine tells that I talk in shorthand and then smudge it. ~ J R R Tolkien
160:All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. ~ J R R Tolkien
161:Fear nothing! Have peace until the morning! Heed no nightly noises! ~ J R R Tolkien
162:Go back! Fall into the nothingness that awaits you and your Master. ~ J R R Tolkien
163:Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes. ~ J R R Tolkien
164:I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam. ~ J R R Tolkien
165:I have spoken words of hope. But only of hope. Hope is not victory. ~ J R R Tolkien
166:I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold, and leaves of gold there grew. ~ J R R Tolkien
167:Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate. ~ J R R Tolkien
168:Their 'magic' is Art, delivered from many of its human limitations. ~ J R R Tolkien
169:You have to understand the good in things, to detect the real evil. ~ J R R Tolkien
170:A hunted man sometimes wearies of distrust and longs for friendship. ~ J R R Tolkien
171:If you don't know where you're going, you'll wind up somewhere else. ~ J R R Tolkien
172:Let him not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the nightfall. ~ J R R Tolkien
173:Your talk of sniffling riders with invisible noses has unsettled me. ~ J R R Tolkien
174:A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid. ~ J R R Tolkien
175:All have their worth and each contributes to the worth of the others. ~ J R R Tolkien
176:It matters little who is the enemy, if we cannot beat off his attack. ~ J R R Tolkien
177:The world was fair, the mountains tall In Elder Days before the fall. ~ J R R Tolkien
178:Few there were who could change his courses by counsel. None by force. ~ J R R Tolkien
179:It seemed like all the way to tomorrow and over it to the days beyond. ~ J R R Tolkien
180:May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out. ~ J R R Tolkien
181:O! Tril-lil-lil-lolly the valley is jolly, ha! ha! -Elves of Rivendell ~ J R R Tolkien
182:Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo, a star shines on the hour of our meeting. ~ J R R Tolkien
183:I'm in a position where it doesn't matter what people think of me now. ~ J R R Tolkien
184:Is it nice, my preciousss? Is it juicy? Is it scrumptiously crunchable? ~ J R R Tolkien
185:It simply isn't an adventure worth telling if there aren't any dragons. ~ J R R Tolkien
186:Of all the things that men may heed 'Tis most of love they sing indeed. ~ J R R Tolkien
187:The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places. ~ J R R Tolkien
188:After all, I believe that legends and myths are largely made of 'truth'. ~ J R R Tolkien
189:I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread. ~ J R R Tolkien
190:I want to be a healer, and love all things that grow and are not barren. ~ J R R Tolkien
191:Things will go as they will, and there is no need to hurry to meet them. ~ J R R Tolkien
192:We set out to save the Shire, Sam and it has been saved - but not for me. ~ J R R Tolkien
193:He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom. ~ J R R Tolkien
194:Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate. ~ J R R Tolkien, [T5],
195:Voiceless it cries, Wingless flutters, Toothless bites, Mouthless mutters. ~ J R R Tolkien
196:A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. ~ J R R Tolkien
197:Come, Mr. Frodo!' he cried. 'I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you. ~ J R R Tolkien
198:Ultimately we've only got humanity to work with. It's only clay we've got. ~ J R R Tolkien
199:We may stand, if only on one leg, or at least be left still upon our knees. ~ J R R Tolkien
200:Hinder me? Thou fool. No living man may hinder me!" “But no living man am I! ~ J R R Tolkien
201:There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world. ~ J R R Tolkien
202:Thief, thief, thief! Baggins! We hates it, we hates it, we hates it forever! ~ J R R Tolkien
203:Few can foresee whither their road will lead them, till they come to its end. ~ J R R Tolkien
204:If you sit on the doorstep long enough, I daresay you will think of something ~ J R R Tolkien
205:I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament. ~ J R R Tolkien
206:There is no curse in Elvish, Entish or the tongues of Men for this treachery! ~ J R R Tolkien
207:True courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one. ~ J R R Tolkien
208:He may become like a glass filled with a clear light for eyes to see that can. ~ J R R Tolkien
209:It is perilous to study too deeply the arts of the Enemy, for good or for ill. ~ J R R Tolkien
210:May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks. ~ J R R Tolkien
211:Perilous to us all are the devices of an art deeper than we possess ourselves. ~ J R R Tolkien
212:The burned hand teaches best. After that, advice about fire goes to the heart. ~ J R R Tolkien
213:A wizard is never late, nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to. ~ J R R Tolkien
214:Farewell! wherever you fare, till your eyries receive you at the journey’s end! ~ J R R Tolkien
215:It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit. ~ J R R Tolkien
216:The world is full enough of hurts and mischances without wars to multiply them. ~ J R R Tolkien
217:All my own small perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded. ~ J R R Tolkien
218:Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger. ~ J R R Tolkien
219:Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger. ~ J R R Tolkien
220:Many evil things there are that your strong walls and bright swords do not stay. ~ J R R Tolkien
221:Trolls are slow in the uptake, and mighty suspicious about anything new to them. ~ J R R Tolkien
222:Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger. ~ J R R Tolkien,
223:History often resembles myth, because they are both ultimately of the same stuff. ~ J R R Tolkien
224:So fair, so cold; like a morning of pale spring still clinging to winter's chill. ~ J R R Tolkien
225:What course am I to take?" "Towards danger; but not too rashly, nor too straight. ~ J R R Tolkien
226:And sometimes you didn't want to know the end… because how could the end be happy? ~ J R R Tolkien
227:Look, up at the sky. There is a light, a beauty up there, that no shadow can touch ~ J R R Tolkien
228:deep they delved us, fair they wrought us, high they builded us; but they are gone. ~ J R R Tolkien
229:Don't tell us about dreams – dream dinners aren't any good and we can't share them. ~ J R R Tolkien
230:Fear both the heat and the cold of your heart, and strive for patience, if you can. ~ J R R Tolkien
231:We don't want any adventures here! You might try over the Hill or Across the Water. ~ J R R Tolkien
232:Gandalf: Three hundred lives of men I have walked this earth and now I have no time. ~ J R R Tolkien
233:And what do you wish?' he said at last. 'That what should be shall be,' she answered. ~ J R R Tolkien
234:I shall claim full amends for every fall and stubbed toe, if you do not lead us well. ~ J R R Tolkien
235:It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him. ~ J R R Tolkien
236:The realm of Suaron is ended!' said Gandalf. 'The Ring-bearer has fulfilled his Quest ~ J R R Tolkien
237:A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it. ~ J R R Tolkien
238:Farewell! O Gandalf! May you ever appear where you are most needed and least expected! ~ J R R Tolkien
239:For victory is victory, however small, nor is its worth only from what follows from it. ~ J R R Tolkien
240:If this nice friendliness would spread about in Mordor, half our trouble would be over. ~ J R R Tolkien
241:Living by faith includes the call to something greater than cowardly self-preservation. ~ J R R Tolkien
242:Speak, or I will put a dint in your hat that even a wizard will find hard to deal with! ~ J R R Tolkien
243:Advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill. ~ J R R Tolkien
244:American English is essentially English after having been wiped off with a dirty sponge. ~ J R R Tolkien
245:Oh! That was poetry!" said Pippin. "Do you really mean to start before the break of day? ~ J R R Tolkien
246:The greater part of the truth is always hidden, in regions out of the reach of cynicism. ~ J R R Tolkien
247:Where iss it, where iss it: my Precious, my Precious? It's ours, it is, and we wants it. ~ J R R Tolkien
248:His grief he will not forget; but it will not darken his heart, it will teach him wisdom. ~ J R R Tolkien
249:I wish I was at home in my nice hole by the fire, with the kettle just beginning to sing! ~ J R R Tolkien
250:We meet again, at the turn of the tide. A great storm is coming, but the tide has turned. ~ J R R Tolkien
251:Far, far below the deepest delvings of the dwarves, the world is gnawed by nameless things. ~ J R R Tolkien
252:It needs but one foe to breed a war, and those who have not swords can still die upon them. ~ J R R Tolkien
253:Touching your cap to the Squire may be damn bad for the Squire, but it's damn good for you. ~ J R R Tolkien
254:And then alas! I let the matter reset, watching and waiting only, as we have too often done. ~ J R R Tolkien
255:I don't want to be in a battle. But waiting on the edge of one I can't escape is even worse. ~ J R R Tolkien
256:If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. ~ J R R Tolkien
257:It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not. ~ J R R Tolkien
258:it was easier to believe in the Dragon and less easy to believe in Thorin in these wild parts ~ J R R Tolkien
259:Much evil must befall a country before it wholly forgets the Elves, if once they dwelt there. ~ J R R Tolkien
260:You have been chosen, and you must therefore use such strength and heart and wits as you have. ~ J R R Tolkien
261:But it seems that the wind is setting East, and the withering of all Woods may be drawing near. ~ J R R Tolkien
262:End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path... One that we all must take. ~ J R R Tolkien
263:Over the field rang his clear voice calling: ‘Death! Ride, ride to ruin and the world’s ending! ~ J R R Tolkien
264:People remember Longfellow wrote Hiawatha, quite forget he was a Professor of Modern Languages! ~ J R R Tolkien
265:The birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus means that one day everything sad will come untrue. ~ J R R Tolkien
266:A story must be told or there'll be no story, yet it is the untold stories that are most moving. ~ J R R Tolkien
267:Being a cheerful hobbit, he had not needed hope, as long as despair could be postponed. (Of Sam) ~ J R R Tolkien
268:Elvish singing is not a thing to miss, in June under the stars, not if you care for such things. ~ J R R Tolkien
269:Faerie is a perilous land, and in it are pitfalls for the unwary, and dungeons for the overbold. ~ J R R Tolkien
270: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
271:I invented that little rhyme about 'One Ring to rule them all', I remember, in the bath one day. ~ J R R Tolkien
272:Tomorrow we may come this way, And take the hidden paths that run Towards the Moon or to the Sun ~ J R R Tolkien
273:Alive without breath, As cold as death; Never thirsty, ever drinking, All in mail never clinking. ~ J R R Tolkien
274:Hammer and tongs! I am so torn between rage and joy, that if I do not burst, it will be a marvel! ~ J R R Tolkien
275:There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark. ~ J R R Tolkien
276:When he heard there was nothing to eat, he sat down and wept… “Why did I ever wake up!” he cried. ~ J R R Tolkien
277:And its object is Art not power, sub-creation not domination and tyrannous re-forming of Creation. ~ J R R Tolkien
278:How do you move on? You move on when your heart finally understands that there is no turning back. ~ J R R Tolkien
279:No dragon can resist the fascination of riddling talk and of wasting time trying to understand it. ~ J R R Tolkien
280:No half-heartedness and no worldly fear must turn us aside from following the light unflinchingly. ~ J R R Tolkien
281:Don't adventures ever have an end? I suppose not. Someone else always has to carry on on the story. ~ J R R Tolkien
282:The whole thing is quite hopeless, so it's no good worrying about tomorrow. It probably won't come. ~ J R R Tolkien
283:The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot for ever fence it out. ~ J R R Tolkien
284:Don't leave me here alone! It's your Sam calling. Don't go where I can't follow! Wake up, Mr. Frodo! ~ J R R Tolkien
285:I was talking aloud to myself. A habit of the old: they choose the wisest person present to speak to ~ J R R Tolkien
286:What has roots as nobody sees, Is taller than trees Up, up it goes, And yet never grows? A mountain. ~ J R R Tolkien
287:And the Ring is so heavy, Sam. I begin to see it in my mind all the time, like a great wheel of fire. ~ J R R Tolkien
288:Evidently we look so much alike that your desire to make an incurable dent in my hat must be excused. ~ J R R Tolkien
289:Dead men are not friends to living men, and give them no gifts. (Ghan-buri-Ghan, of allies during war) ~ J R R Tolkien
290:Maybe the paths that you each shall tread are already laid before your feet though you do not see them ~ J R R Tolkien
291:Well, you can go on looking forward," said Gandalf. "There may be many unexpected feasts ahead of you. ~ J R R Tolkien
292: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
293:I give you this toast: To the Hobbits. May they outlast the Sarumans and see spring again in the trees. ~ J R R Tolkien
294:We are plain quiet folk, and I have no use for adventures. Nasty, disturbing, and uncomfortable things. ~ J R R Tolkien
295:Don't dip your beard in the foam, Father!" They cried to Thorin. "It is long enough without watering it! ~ J R R Tolkien
296:Why O why did I ever leave my hobbit-hole?" said poor Mr. Baggins, bumping up and down on Bombur's back. ~ J R R Tolkien
297:Shall we mourn here deedless forever a shadow-folk mist-haunting dropping vain tears in the thankless sea ~ J R R Tolkien
298:Truly songs and tales fall utterly short of the reality, O Smaug the Chiefest and greatest of Calamities. ~ J R R Tolkien
299:The Resurrection is the eucatastrophe of the story of the Incarnation - This story begins and ends in joy. ~ J R R Tolkien
300:Art is the human process that produces by the way (it is not its only or ultimate object) Secondary Belief. ~ J R R Tolkien
301:He [Bilbo] fought the real battle in the tunnel alone, before he ever saw the vast danger that lay in wait. ~ J R R Tolkien
302:I wish life was not so short. Languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about. ~ J R R Tolkien
303:One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. ~ J R R Tolkien
304:Where there are so many, all speech becomes a debate without end. But two together may perhaps find wisdom. ~ J R R Tolkien
305:For you do not yet know the strengths of your hearts, and you cannot foresee what each may meet on the road. ~ J R R Tolkien
306:With hope or without hope we will follow the trail of our enemies. And woe to them, if we prove the swifter! ~ J R R Tolkien
307: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
308:Yes, I am here. And you are lucky to be here too after all the absurd things you've done since you left home. ~ J R R Tolkien
309:I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it's very difficult to find anyone. ~ J R R Tolkien
310:please don't cook me, kind sirs! I am a good cook myself, and cook better than I cook, if you see what I mean. ~ J R R Tolkien
311:The quiet was so deep that their feet seemed to thump along while all the trees leaned over them and listened. ~ J R R Tolkien
312:I sit beside the fire and think of people long ago, and of people who will see a world that I shall never know. ~ J R R Tolkien
313:Let us remember that a traitor may betray himself and do good that he does not intend. It can be so, sometimes. ~ J R R Tolkien
314:Why must you speak your thoughts? Silence, if fair words stick in your throat, would serve all our ends better. ~ J R R Tolkien
315:Yes, I am white now,' said Gandalf. 'Indeed I am Saruman, one might almost say, Saruman as he should have been. ~ J R R Tolkien
316:You ought not to be rude to an eagle, when you are only the size of a hobbit, and are up in hid eyrie at night! ~ J R R Tolkien
317:Chip the glasses and crack the plates! / Blunt the knives and bend the forks! / That's what Bilbo Baggins hates. ~ J R R Tolkien
318:The way is shut. It was made by those who are Dead, and the Dead keep it, until the time comes. The way is shut. ~ J R R Tolkien
319:His love for Frodo rose above all other thoughts, and forgetting his peril he cried aloud: 'I'm coming Mr. Frodo! ~ J R R Tolkien
320:I threw down my enemy, and he fell from the high place and broke the mountain-side where he smote it in his ruin. ~ J R R Tolkien
321:Farewell, and may the blessing of Elves and Men and all Free Folk go with you. May the stars shine upon your faces! ~ J R R Tolkien
322:Many are the strange chances of the world, and help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter. ~ J R R Tolkien
323:This is a story of how a Baggins had an adventure, and found himself doing and saying things altogether unexpected. ~ J R R Tolkien
324:To think I should have lived to be goodmorninged by Belladonna Took's son, as if I was selling buttons at the door! ~ J R R Tolkien
325:And what would you do, if an uninvited dwarf came and hung his things up in your hall without a word of explanation? ~ J R R Tolkien
326: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
327:For still there are so many things that I have never seen: in every wood in every spring there is a different green. ~ J R R Tolkien
328:If you do not believe in a personal God, the question: 'What is the purpose of life?' is unaskable and unanswerable. ~ J R R Tolkien
329: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
330:I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. ~ J R R Tolkien
331:For so sworn good or evil an oath may not be broken and it shall pursue oathkeeper and oathbreaker to the world's end. ~ J R R Tolkien
332:Outside the ring of dancing warriors with spears and axes stood wolves at a respectful distance, watching and waiting. ~ J R R Tolkien
333:Together we will take the road that leads into the West, And far away will find a land where both our hearts may rest. ~ J R R Tolkien
334:If you're going to have a complicated story you must work to a map; otherwise you'll never make a map of it afterwards. ~ J R R Tolkien
335:Ónen i-estel edain, ú-chebin estel anim. (I gave Hope to the Dúnedain, I have kept none for myself.) (Gilraen's linnod) ~ J R R Tolkien
336:And long there he lay, an image of the splendour of the Kings of Men in glory undimmed before the breaking of the world. ~ J R R Tolkien
337:We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner! ~ J R R Tolkien
338:For some time I lived in fear of receiving a letter signed 'S. Gollum'. That would have been more difficult to deal with. ~ J R R Tolkien
339:I am dreading the publication, for it will be impossible not to mind what is said. I have exposed my heart to be shot at. ~ J R R Tolkien
340:We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false! ~ J R R Tolkien
341:Splendid! They used to go up like great lilies and snapdragons and laburnums of fire and hang in the twilight all evening! ~ J R R Tolkien
342:There was a fire in the wide hearth before them, and it was burning with a sweet smell, as if it were built of apple-wood. ~ J R R Tolkien
343:And it is not our part here to take thought only for a season, or for a few lives of Men, or for a passing age of the world. ~ J R R Tolkien
344:Each of us embodies, in a particular tale and clothed in the garments of time & place, universal truth and everlasting life. ~ J R R Tolkien
345:It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.
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346:Such bees! Bilbo had never seen anything like them. "If one were to sting me," He thought "I should swell up as big as I am! ~ J R R Tolkien
347:Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape? ~ J R R Tolkien
348:Then holding the star aloft and the bright sword advanced, Frodo, hobbit of the Shire, walked steadily down to meet the eyes. ~ J R R Tolkien
349:evil labours with vast power and perpetual success - in vain: preparing always only the soil for unexpected good to sprout in. ~ J R R Tolkien
350:Gandalf thought of most things; and though he could not do everything, he could do a great deal for friends in a tight corner. ~ J R R Tolkien
351:O Elbereth! Gilthoniel! We still remember, we who dwell In this far land beneath the trees. Thy starlight on the Western Seas. ~ J R R Tolkien
352:You will notice already that Mr. Baggins was not quite so prosy as he liked to believe, also that he was very fond of flowers. ~ J R R Tolkien
353:Far over misty mountains cold To dungeons deep and caverns old We must away, ere break of day, To find our long-forgotten gold. ~ J R R Tolkien
354:The only just literary critic," he concluded, "is Christ, who admires more than does any man the gifts He Himself has bestowed. ~ J R R Tolkien
355:This is the ending. Now not day only shall be beloved, but night too shall be beautiful and blessed and all its fear pass away. ~ J R R Tolkien
356:It is ever so with the things that Men begin: there is a frost in Spring, or a blight in Summer, and they fail of their promise. ~ J R R Tolkien
357:Pay heed to the tales of old wives. It may well be that they alone keep in memory what it was once needful for the wise to know. ~ J R R Tolkien
358:Alas, not me, lord!" she said. "Shadow lies on me still. Look not to me for healing! I am a shieldmaiden and my hand is ungentle. ~ J R R Tolkien
359:Memory is not what the heart desires. That is only a mirror, be it clear as Kheled-zaram. Or so says the heart of Gimli the Dwarf. ~ J R R Tolkien
360:Arise now, arise, Riders of Théoden! Dire deeds awake, dark is it eastward. Let horse be bridled, horn be sounded! Forth Eorlingas! ~ J R R Tolkien
361:True education is a kind of never ending story — a matter of continual beginnings, of habitual fresh starts, of persistent newness. ~ J R R Tolkien
362:For the less even as for the greater there is some deed that he may accomplish but once only; and in that deed his heart shall rest. ~ J R R Tolkien
363:Stand by the grey stone when the thrush knocks, and the setting sun with the last light of Durin’s Day will shine upon the key-hole. ~ J R R Tolkien
364:Here you find us sitting on a field of victory, amid the plunder of armies, and you wonder how we came by a few well-earned comforts! ~ J R R Tolkien
365:I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence. ~ J R R Tolkien
366:Let this be the hour when we draw swords together. Fell deeds awake. Now for wrath, now for ruin, and the red dawn. Forth, Eorlingas! ~ J R R Tolkien
367:Things are drawing towards the end now, unless I am mistaken. There is an unpleasant time just in front of you; but keep your heart up! ~ J R R Tolkien
368:Indeed in nothing is the power of the Dark Lord more clearly shown than in the estrangement that divides all those who still oppose him. ~ J R R Tolkien
369: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
370:For if joyful is the fountain that rises in the sun, its springs are in the wells of sorrow unfathomable at the foundations of the Earth. ~ J R R Tolkien
371:If you're referring to the incident with the dragon, I was barely involved. All I did was give your uncle a little nudge out of the door. ~ J R R Tolkien
372:I've always been impressed that we are here, surviving, because of the indomitable courage of quite small people against impossible odds. ~ J R R Tolkien
373:Without the high and noble the simple and vulgar is utterly mean; and without the simple and ordinary the noble and heroic is meaningless ~ J R R Tolkien
374:I'll get there, if I leave everything but my bones behind," said Sam. "And I'll carry Mr. Frodo up myself, if it breaks my back and heart. ~ J R R Tolkien
375: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
376:Thank you, Sam," he said in a cracked whisper. "How far is there to go?" I don't know," said Sam, "because I don't know where we're going. ~ J R R Tolkien
377:And he took her in his arms and kissed her under the sunlit sky, and he cared not that they stood high upon the walls in the sight of many. ~ J R R Tolkien
378:But the enemy has the move, and he is about to open his full game. And pawns are as likely to see as much of it as any. Sharpen your blade! ~ J R R Tolkien
379:The Lord of the Rings is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work; unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision. ~ J R R Tolkien
380:The Nazgul they were; the Ringwraiths, the Enemy's most terribly servants; darkness went with them and they cried with the voices of death. ~ J R R Tolkien
381:But he that sows lies in the end shall not lack of a harvest, and soon he may rest from toil indeed, while others reap and sow in his stead. ~ J R R Tolkien
382:My political opinions lean more and more to Anarchy (philosophically understood, meaning abolition of control not whiskered men with bombs). ~ J R R Tolkien
383:Yes, they are elves," Legolas said. "and they say that you breathe so loud they could shoot you in the dark." Sam hastily covered his mouth. ~ J R R Tolkien
384:Gandalf! I thought you were dead! But then I thought I was dead myself. Is everything sad going to come untrue? What's happened to the world? ~ J R R Tolkien
385:In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory. ~ J R R Tolkien
386:It is wisdom to recognize necessity when all other courses have been weighed, though as folly it may appear to those who cling to false hope. ~ J R R Tolkien
387:Sorry! I don't want any adventures, thank you. Not Today. Good morning! But please come to tea -any time you like! Why not tomorrow? Good bye! ~ J R R Tolkien
388:I am rather tired, and no longer young enough to pillage the night to make up for the deficit of hours in the day..." JRR Tolkien, Letter # 174 ~ J R R Tolkien
389:There are no safe paths in this part of the world. Remember you are over the Edge of the Wild now, and in for all sorts of fun wherever you go. ~ J R R Tolkien
390:Farewell we call to hearth and hall! Though wind may blow and rain may fall. We must away ere the break of day. Far over wood and mountain tall. ~ J R R Tolkien
391:Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else ... may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. ~ J R R Tolkien
392:Such is of 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
393:Fantasy (in this sense) is, I think, not a lower but a higher form of Art, indeed the most nearly pure form, and so (when achieved) the most potent. ~ J R R Tolkien
394:My advice to all who have the time or inclination to concern themselves with the international language movement would be: 'Back Esperanto loyally.' ~ J R R Tolkien
395:There cannot be any 'story' without a fall - all stories are ultimately about the fall - at least not for human minds as we know them and have them. ~ J R R Tolkien
396:I am in fact a hobbit (in all but size). I like gardens, trees and unmechanized farmlands; I smoke a pipe, and like good plain food (unrefrigerated). ~ J R R Tolkien
397:My armor is like tenfold shields, my teeth are swords, my claws spears, the shock of my tail a thunderbolt, my wings a hurricane, and my breath death! ~ J R R Tolkien
398:He was as noble and fair in face as an elf-lord, as strong as a warrior, as wise as a wizard, as venerable as a king of dwarves, and as kind as summer. ~ J R R Tolkien
399:Of the twelve companions of Thorin, ten remained. Fili and Kili had fallen defending him with shield and body, for he was their mother’s elder brother. ~ J R R Tolkien
400:There are many powers in the world, for good or for evil. Some are greater than I am. Against some I have not yet been measured. But my time is coming. ~ J R R Tolkien
401:And if Sam considered himself lucky, Frodo knew he was more lucky himself; for there was not a hobbit in the Shire that was looked after with such care. ~ J R R Tolkien
402:How could such a large door be kept secret from everybody outside, apart from the dragon?" [Bilbo] asked. He was only a little hobbit you must remember. ~ J R R Tolkien
403:They were frightfully angry. Quite apart from the stones no spider has ever liked being called Attercop, and Tomnoddy of course is insulting to anybody. ~ J R R Tolkien
404:All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.
   ~ J R R Tolkien,
405:All your words are but to say: you are a woman, and your part is in the house. But... I can ride and wield blade, and I do not fear either pain or death. ~ J R R Tolkien
406:I am wholly in favour of 'dull stodges'. A surprising large proportion prove 'educable': for which a primary qualification is the willingness to do work. ~ J R R Tolkien
407:It gives me great pleasure, a good name. I always in writing start with a name. Give me a name and it produces a story, not the other way about normally. ~ J R R Tolkien
408:Venice seemed incredibly lovely, elvishly lovely--to me like a dream of Old Gondor, or Pelargir of the Numenorean Ships, before the return of the Shadow. ~ J R R Tolkien
409:Then shouldering their burdens, they set off, seeking a path that would bring them over the grey hills of the Emyn Muil, and down into the Land of Shadow. ~ J R R Tolkien
410: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
411:The world has changed. I see it in the water. I feel it in the Earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, For none now live who remember it. ~ J R R Tolkien
412: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
413:Then Aragorn was abashed, for he saw the elven-light in her eyes and the wisdom of many days; yet from that hour he loved Arwen Undómiel daughter of Elrond. ~ J R R Tolkien
414:My 'Sam Gamgee' is indeed a reflexion of the English soldier, of the privates and batmen I knew in the 1914 war, and recognised as so far superior to myself. ~ J R R Tolkien
415:Now and again he spoke to those that served him and thanked them in their own language. They smiled at him and said laughing: 'Here is a jewel among hobbits! ~ J R R Tolkien
416:Then Elrond and Galadriel rode on; for the Third Age was over and the Days of the Rings were passed and an end was come of the story and song of those times. ~ J R R Tolkien
417:The one small garden of a free gardener was all his need and due, not a garden swollen to a realm; his own hands to use, not the hands of others to command. ~ J R R Tolkien
418:A sister they had, Galadriel, most beautiful of all the house of Finwë; her hair was lit with gold as though it had caught in a mesh the radiance of Laurelin. ~ J R R Tolkien
419:O! Where are you going With beards all a-wagging? No knowing, no knowing What brings Mister Baggins, And Balin and Dwalin down into the valley in June ha! ha! ~ J R R Tolkien
420: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
421:Love not too well the work of thy hands and the devices of thy heart; and remember that the true hope of the Noldor lieth in the West, and cometh from the Sea. ~ J R R Tolkien
422:The washing-up was so dismally real that Bilbo was forced to believe the party of the night before had not been part of his bad dreams, as he had rather hoped. ~ J R R Tolkien
423:After some while Bilbo became impatient. "Well, what is it?" he said. "The answer's not a kettle boiling over, as you seem to think by the noise you are making. ~ J R R Tolkien
424:And now leave me in peace for a bit! I don't want to answer a string of questions while I am eating. I want to think!" "Good Heavens!" said Pippin. "At breakfast? ~ J R R Tolkien
425:He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams. ~ J R R Tolkien
426:Indeed you did your best...I hope that it may be long before you find yourself in such a tight corner again between two such terrible old men. ~ Gandalf to Pippin ~ J R R Tolkien
427:It [discovering Finnish] was like discovering a wine-cellar filled with bottles of amazing wine of a kind and flavour never tasted before. It quite intoxicated me. ~ J R R Tolkien
428:It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to. ~ J R R Tolkien
429: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
430:Yet seldom do they fail of their seed, And that will lie in the dust and rot to spring up again in times and places unlooked-for. The deeds of Men will outlast us. ~ J R R Tolkien
431:You can make the Ring into an allegory of our own time, if you like: and allegory of the inevitable fate that waits for all attempts to defeat evil power by power. ~ J R R Tolkien
432: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? ~ J R R Tolkien
433:He knew that all the hazards and perils were now drawing together to a point: the next day would be a day of doom, the day of final effort or disaster, the last gasp. ~ J R R Tolkien
434:I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. ~ J R R Tolkien, The Two Towers,
435:The romantic chivalric tradition takes, or at any rate has in the past taken, the young man's eye off women as they are, as companions in shipwreck not guiding stars. ~ J R R Tolkien
436:Already he was a very different hobbit from the one that had run out without a pocket-handkerchief from Bag-End long ago. He had not had a pocket-handkerchief for ages. ~ J R R Tolkien
437:Fantasy remains a human right: we make in our measure and in our derivative mode, because we are made: and not only made, but made in the image and likeness of a Maker. ~ J R R Tolkien
438:For the trouble with the real folk of Faerie is that they do not always look like what they are; and they put on the pride and beauty that we would fain wear ourselves. ~ J R R Tolkien
439:In this Music [the singing of the angels in harmony] the World was begun; for Iluvatar made visible the song of the Ainur,and they beheld it as a light in the darkness. ~ J R R Tolkien
440:This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins town, And beats high mountain down. ~ J R R Tolkien
441:Stir not the bitterness in the cup that I mixed for myself,' said Denethor. 'Have I not tasted it now many nights upon my tongue, foreboding that worse lay in the dregs? ~ J R R Tolkien
442:The chief purpose of life, for any of us, is to increase according to our capacity our knowledge of God by all means we have, and to be moved by it to praise and thanks. ~ J R R Tolkien
443:Then hope unlooked-for came so suddenly to Eomer's heart, and with it the bite of care and fear renewed, that he said no more, but turned and went swiftly from the hall. ~ J R R Tolkien
444:There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after. ~ J R R Tolkien
445:And thus it came to pass that the Silmarils found their long homes: one in the airs of heaven, and one in the fires of the heart of the world, and one in the deep waters. ~ J R R Tolkien
446:Ho! Tom Bombadil, Tom Bombadillo! By water, wood and hill, by reed and willow, By fire, sun and moon, harken now and hear us! Come, Tom Bombadil, for our need is near us! ~ J R R Tolkien
447:And it is not always good to be healed in body. Nor is it always evil to die in battle, even in bitter pain. Were I permitted, in this dark hour I would choose the latter. ~ J R R Tolkien
448:I have the hatred of apartheid in my bones; and most of all I detest the segregation or separation of Language and Literature. I do not care which of them you think White. ~ J R R Tolkien
449:Hobbits delighted in such things, if they were accurate; they liked to have books filled with things that they already knew, set out fair and square with no contradictions. ~ J R R Tolkien
450:It is the way of my people to use light words at such times and say less than they mean. We fear to say too much. It robs us of the right words when a jest is out of place. ~ J R R Tolkien
451:Their horses were of great stature, strong and clean-limbed; their gray coats glistened, their long tails flowed in the wind, their manes were braided on their proud necks. ~ J R R Tolkien
452:And there was Frodo, pale and worn, and yet himself again; and in his eyes there was peace now, neither strain of will, nor madness, nor any fear. His burden was taken away. ~ J R R Tolkien
453:For a while they stood there, like men on the edge of a sleep where nightmare lurks, holding it off, though they know that they can only come to morning through the shadows. ~ J R R Tolkien
454:The strongest must seek a way, say you? But I say: let a ploughman plough, but choose an otter for swimming, and for running light over grass and leaf, or over snow- an Elf! ~ J R R Tolkien
455:Tall ships and tall kings Three times three, What brought they from the foundered land Over the flowing sea? Seven stars and seven stones And one white tree. (The Two Towers) ~ J R R Tolkien
456:Don't the great tales never end?" "No, they never end as tales," said Frodo. "But the people in them come, and go when their part's ended. Our part will end later – or sooner. ~ J R R Tolkien
457:grows like a seed in the dark out of the leaf-mould of the mind: out of all that has been seen or thought or read, that has long ago been forgotten, descending into the deeps. ~ J R R Tolkien
458: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
459:That's what I meant,' said Pippin. 'We hobbits ought to stick together, and we will. I shall go, unless they chain me up. There must be someone with intelligence in the party. ~ J R R Tolkien
460:The Dark Lord has Nine. But we have One, mightier than they: the White Rider. He has passed through the fire and the abyss, and they shall fear him. We will go where he leads. ~ J R R Tolkien
461:Your time may come. Do not be too sad, Sam. You cannot be always torn in two. You will have to be one and whole, for many years. You have so much to enjoy and to be, and to do. ~ J R R Tolkien
462:Escaping goblins to be caught by wolves!” he said, and it became a proverb, though we now say ‘out of the frying-pan into the fire’ in the same sort of uncomfortable situations. ~ J R R Tolkien
463:Few other griefs amid the ill chances of this world have more bitterness and shame for a man's heart than to behold the love of a lady so fair and brave that cannot be returned. ~ J R R Tolkien
464:We all long for Eden, and we are constantly glimpsing it: our whole nature at its best and least corrupted, its gentlest and most human, is still soaked with the sense of exile. ~ J R R Tolkien
465:Where did you go to, if I may ask?' said Thorin to Gandalf as they rode along. To look ahead,' said he. And what brought you back in the nick of time?' Looking behind,' said he. ~ J R R Tolkien
466:But do not despise the lore that has come down from distant years; for oft it may chance that old wives keep in memory word of things that once were needful for the wise to know. ~ J R R Tolkien
467: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
468:No language is justly studied merely as an aid to other purposes. It will in fact better serve other purposes, philological or historical, when it is studied for love, for itself. ~ J R R Tolkien
469:There is a place called ‘heaven’ where the good here unfinished is completed; and where the stories unwritten, and the hopes unfulfilled, are continued. We may laugh together yet. ~ J R R Tolkien
470: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
471:And she looked at him and saw the grave tenderness in his eyes, and yet knew, for she was bred among men of war, that here was one whom no Rider of the Mark could outmatch in battle. ~ J R R Tolkien
472:At my age I'm exactly the kind of person who has lived through one of the most quickly changing periods known to history. Surely there could never be in seventy years so much change. ~ J R R Tolkien
473:For I am the daughter of Elrond. I shall not go with him when he departs to the Havens: for mine is the choice of Luthien, and as she so have I chosen, both the sweet and the bitter. ~ J R R Tolkien
474:We may indeed in counsel point to the higher road, but we cannot compel any free creature to walk upon it. That leadeth to tyranny, which disfigureth good and maketh it seem hateful. ~ J R R Tolkien
475:And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend. Legend became myth. And for two and a half thousand years, the ring passed out of all knowledge. ~ J R R Tolkien
476:His face was sad and stern because of the doom that was laid on him, and yet hope dwelt ever in the depths of his heart, from which mirth would arise at times like a spring from a rock. ~ J R R Tolkien
477:I can put it no plainer than by saying that Bilbo was meant to find the Ring, and not by its maker. In which case you also were meant to have it. And that may be an encouraging thought. ~ J R R Tolkien
478:I should have said Welsh has always attracted me. By its style and sound more than any other, ever though I first only saw it on coal trucks, I always wanted to know what it was about. ~ J R R Tolkien
479:Life is rather above the measure of us all (save for a very few perhaps). We all need literature that is above our measure--though we may not have sufficient energy for it all the time. ~ J R R Tolkien
480:The Hobbits are just rustic English people, made small in size because it reflects the generally small reach of their imagination - not the small reach of their courage or latent power. ~ J R R Tolkien
481:Gandalf, dwarves and Mr. Baggins! We are met together in the house of our friend and fellow conspirator, this most excellent and audacious hobbit—may the hair on his toes never fall out! ~ J R R Tolkien
482:Many folk like to know beforehand what is to be set on the table; but those who have laboured to prepare the feast like to keep their secret; for wonder makes the words of praise louder. ~ J R R Tolkien
483:If people were in the habit of refering to 'King George's council, Winston and his gang,' it would go a long way to clearing thought, and reducing the frightful landslide into Theyocracy. ~ J R R Tolkien
484: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
485:They must understand that – Elrond and the Council, and the great Lords and Ladies with all their wisdom. Their plans have gone wrong. I can't be their Ring-bearer. Not without Mr. Frodo. ~ J R R Tolkien
486:And here he was, a little halfling from the Shire, a simple hobbit of the quiet countryside, expected to find a way where the great ones could not go, or dared not go. It was an evil fate. ~ J R R Tolkien
487:If you mean you think it is my job to go into the secret passage first, O Thorin Thrain’s son Oakenshield, may your beard grow ever longer,” he said crossly, “say so at once and have done! ~ J R R Tolkien
488:Out of doubt, out of dark to the day's rising I came singing into the sun, sword unsheathing. To hope's end I rode and to heart's breaking: Now for wrath, now for ruin and a red nightfall! ~ J R R Tolkien
489:That's the only place in all the lands we've ever heard of that we don't want to see any closer; and that's the one place we're trying to get to! And that's just where we can't get, nohow. ~ J R R Tolkien
490:Speak no evil of the Lady Galadriel!" said Aragorn sternly. "You know not what you say. There is in her and in this land, no evil, unless a man bring it hither himself. Then let him beware! ~ J R R Tolkien
491:There was Eru, the One, who in Arda is called Ilúvatar; and he made first the Ainur, the Holy Ones, that were the offspring of his thought, and they were with him before aught else was made. ~ J R R Tolkien
492:And then all the host of Rohan burst into song, and they sang as they slew, for the joy of battle was on them, and the sound of their singing that was fair and terrible came even to the City. ~ J R R Tolkien
493:What do you fear, lady?" [Aragorn] asked. "A cage," [Éowyn] said. "To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire. ~ J R R Tolkien
494:Did he say:"Hullo,Pippin!This is a pleasant surprise!"?No,indeed!He said:"Get up,you tom-fool of a Took!Where,in the name of wonder,in all this ruin is Treebeard?I want him.Quick" -Pippin Took ~ J R R Tolkien
495:End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it. ~ J R R Tolkien
496:Ho! Ho! Ho! To the bottle I go To heal my heart and drown my woe Rain may fall, and wind may blow And many miles be still to go But under a tall tree will I lie And let the clouds go sailing by ~ J R R Tolkien
497:It cannot be seen, cannot be felt, Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt, It lies behind stars and under hills, And empty holes it fills, It comes first and follows after, Ends life, kills laughter. ~ J R R Tolkien
498:Arise, arise, Riders of Théoden! Fell deeds awake, fire and slaughter! spear shall be shaken, shield be splintered, a sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises! Ride now, ride now! Ride to Gondor! ~ J R R Tolkien
499:But you speak of Master Gandalf, as if he was in a story that had come to an end.' 'Yes, we do,' said Pippin sadly. 'The story seems to be going on, but I am afraid Gandalf has fallen out of it. ~ J R R Tolkien
500: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



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