Quotation Explorer - 'J. R. R. Tolkien'

He should not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the nightfall. - J. R. R. Tolkien
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
I love you. I used to pity your sorrow. But now, were you sorrowless, without fear or any lack, still i would love you. - J. R. R. Tolkien
Valour needs first strength, then a weapon. - J. R. R. Tolkien
Advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise. - J. R. R. Tolkien
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
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
All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost. - J. R. R. Tolkien
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. - J. R. R. Tolkien
Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible, and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works... - J. R. R. Tolkien
For though I do not ask for aid, we need it. - J. R. R. Tolkien
What do you mean? 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 on this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on? - J. R. R. Tolkien
His house was perfect, whether you liked food, or sleep, or work, or story-telling, or singing, or just sitting and thinking, best, or a pleasant mixture of them all. - J. R. R. Tolkien
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
There I lay staring upward, while the stars wheeled over... Faint to my ears came the gathered rumour of all lands: the springing and the dying, the song and the weeping, and the slow everlasting groan of overburdened stone. - J. R. R. Tolkien
Few can foresee whither their road will lead them, till they come to its end. - J. R. R. Tolkien
It's a dangerous business going out your front door. - J. R. R. Tolkien
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
The world changes, and all that once was strong now proves unsure. - J. R. R. Tolkien
The board is set, the pieces are moving. We come to it at last... The great battle of our time. - J. R. R. Tolkien
It's 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
The deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised. - J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hobbits are just rustic English people, made small in size because it reflects the generally small reach of their imagination. - J. R. R. Tolkien
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. - J. R. R. Tolkien
Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul-mate is the one you are actually married to. - J. R. R. Tolkien
...for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill. - J. R. R. Tolkien
Their Oath shall drive them, and yet betray them, and ever snatch away the very treasures that they have sworn to pursue. - J. R. R. Tolkien
The treacherous are ever distrustful. - J. R. R. Tolkien
I have no help to send, therefore I must go myself. - J. R. R. Tolkien
All that we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. - J. R. R. Tolkien
Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate. - J. R. R. Tolkien
'I wish life was not so short,' he thought. 'Languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about.' - J. R. R. Tolkien
It's a job that's never started that takes the longest to finish. - J. R. R. Tolkien
Click any word or name in a quote to explore, or search for more. [JSON] [SOURCE]