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

He was fingering his great horn. - J.R.R. Tolkien
Is there any pleasure on earth as great as the circle of Christian friends by a good fire? - J.R.R. Tolkien
Ho! Ho! Ho! To the bottle I goTo heal my heart and drown my woeRain may fall, and wind may blowAnd many miles be still to goBut under a tall tree will I lieAnd let the clouds go sailing by - 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
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. - J.R.R. Tolkien
And it seemed at last that there were two musics progressing at one time before the seat of Ilúvatar, and they were utterly at variance. The one was deep and wide ad beautiful, but slow and blended with an immeasurable sorrow from which its beauty chiefly came. - J.R.R. Tolkien
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
Few can see wither their road will lead them, till they comes to it's end. - Gimli - J.R.R. Tolkien
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
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
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
There's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for. - J.R.R. Tolkien
Muchos de los que viven merecen morir y algunos de los que mueren merecen la vida. ¿Puedes devolver la vida? Entonces no te apresures a dispensar la muerte, pues ni el más sabio conoce el fin de todos los caminos. - J.R.R. Tolkien
The more ‘life’ a story has the more readily will it be susceptible of allegorical interpretations: while the better a deliberate allegory is made the more nearly will it be acceptable just as a story. - J.R.R. Tolkien
Still round the corner there may wait A new road or a secret gateAnd though I oft have passed them by A day will come at last when IShall take the hidden paths that run West of the Moon, East of the Sun. - J.R.R. Tolkien
Far, far below the deepest delvings of the dwarves, the world is gnawed by nameless things. - J.R.R. Tolkien
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
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost. - J.R.R. Tolkien
I have found that it is the small everyday deed of ordinary folks that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love." ~ Gandalf (J. R. R. Tolkein ~ The Hobbit) - J.R.R. Tolkien
We have had enough of the old men and the money-counters!" And people further off took up the cry: "Up Bowman, and down with the moneybags, - J.R.R. Tolkien
A King will have his way in his own hall, be it folly or wisdom. - J.R.R. Tolkien
I think a servant of the enemy would look fairer and feel fouler. -Frodo Baggins - J.R.R. Tolkien
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
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
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
Touching your cap to the squire may be damn bad for the squire, but it's damn good for you. - J.R.R. Tolkien
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
Dawn is ever the hope of men. - J.R.R. Tolkien
Small wonder that spell means both a story told, and a formula of power over living men. -On Fairy Stories - J.R.R. Tolkien
Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate. - J.R.R. Tolkien
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
Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul,Ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul. - J.R.R. Tolkien
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
This is a bitter adventure, if it must end so; and not a mountain of gold can amend it. Yet I am glad that I have shared in your perils -- that has been more than any baggins deserves. - J.R.R. Tolkien
It needs but one foe to breed a war, and those who have not swords can still die upon them. - J.R.R. Tolkien
How shall a man judge what to do in such times?''As he ever has judged,' said Aragorn. 'Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear...It is a man's part to discern them, as much in th Golden Wood as in his own house. - J.R.R. Tolkien
Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can! - J.R.R. Tolkien
Roads go ever ever onUnder cloud and under starYet feet that wandering have goneTurn at last to home afar.Eyes that fire and sword have seenAnd horror in the halls of stoneLook at last on meadows greenAnd trees and hills they long have known. - J.R.R. Tolkien
Never laugh at live dragons. - J.R.R. Tolkien
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
Si diéramos a la comida, la alegría y las canciones más valor que al oro, este sería sin duda un mundo más feliz - J.R.R. Tolkien
[Hobbits] love peace and quiet and a good tilled earth. - J.R.R. Tolkien
To crooked eyes truth may wear a wry face - J.R.R. Tolkien
In the deep places he gives thought to music great and terrible; and the echo of that music runs through all the veins of the world in sorrow and in joy; for if joyful is the fountain that rises in the sun, its springs are in the wells of sorrow unfathomed at the foundations of the Earth. - J.R.R. Tolkien
My mind does not change with the rising and setting of a few suns - J.R.R. Tolkien
Not all that have fallen are vanquished. - J.R.R. Tolkien
It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit. - J.R.R. Tolkien
Wise men speak only of what they know - J.R.R. Tolkien
Courage is found in unlikely places. - J.R.R. Tolkien
Ceux qui errent ne sont pas toujours perdus. - J.R.R. Tolkien
Little by little, one travels far. - J.R.R. Tolkien
Instead of a Dark Lord, you would have a queen, not dark but beautiful and terrible as the dawn! Tempestuous as the sea, and stronger than the foundations of the earth! All shall love me and despair! - J.R.R. Tolkien
Struck by lightning! Struck by lightning! - J.R.R. Tolkien
I wisely started with a map. - J.R.R. Tolkien
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