J. R. R. Tolkien quotes
It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.
War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but 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.
A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.
Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.
When things are in danger: someone has to give them up, lose them, so that others may keep them.
He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.
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If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
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 judgment. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.
"I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo. "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
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?
The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.
Living by faith includes the call to something greater than cowardly self-preservation.
Advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.
His grief he will not forget; but it will not darken his heart, it will teach him wisdom.
I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam.
Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.
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.
And then her heart changed, or at least she understood it; and the winter passed, and the sun shone upon her.
Yes, I am here. And you are lucky to be here too after all the absurd things you've done since you left home.
The road goes ever on and on
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
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.