49 Total Quotes

J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes

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“Remember what Bilbo used to say: 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.”
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#Adventure

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If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
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#English Novelist #Food

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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. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring; renenwed shall be blade that was broken, the crownless again shall be king.
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#Gold

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That is Shadowfax. He is cheif of the Maeras, lords of all horses, and not even Theoden, King of Rohan, has ever looked on a better. Does he not shine like silver, and run as smoothly as a swift stream?
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#Horses

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What do you fear my lady?' 'A cage. To stay behind bars until use and old age accept them and all chance of valor has gone beyond beyond recall or desire.
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#Age And Aging

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You can only come to the morning through the shadows.
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#Depression

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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.
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#Life

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...in doubt a man of worth will trust to his own wisdom.
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#Doubt

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I am told that I talk in shorthand and then smudge it.
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Oft hope is born, when all is forlorn.
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#Depression

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The wolf that one hears is worse than the orc that one fears.
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#Fears

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We have sworn, and not lightly. This oath we will keep. We are threatened with many evils, and treason not least; but one thing is not said: that we shall suffer from cowardice, from cravens or the fear of cravens. Therefore I say that we will go on, and this doom I add: the deeds that we shall do shall be the matter of song until the last days of Arda.
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#Treason

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The Road goes ever on and onOut from the door where it began.Now far ahead the Road has gone,Let others follow it who can!Let them a journey new begin,But I at last with weary feetWill turn towards the lighted inn,My evening-rest and sleep to meet.
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#Rest

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hope is not victory
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#Hope

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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.
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#English Novelist

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Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.
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It's the job that's never started takes longest to finish.
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#Procrastination

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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.
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#Death

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All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost.
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#Famous #Character

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"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkenss." ~
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#Courage

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Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.
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#Anger

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Lord Denethor is Boromir's father. To bring him news of his beloved son's death would be most unwise. And don't mention Frodo or the ring. And say nothing of Aragorn either. In fact, it's best if you don't speak at all, Peregrin Took.
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#Death

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Fair speech may hide a foul heart.
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#Heart

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It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.
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Let him not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the darkness fall.
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#Darkness

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Courage is found in unlikely places.
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#Courage #English Novelist

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It must often be so, Sam, when things are in danger: someone has to give them up, lose them, so that others may keep them.
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#Danger