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    j. r. r. tolkien Quotes

    Do we walk in legends or on the green earth in the daylight?' A man may do both,' said Aragorn. 'For not we but those who come after will make the legends of our time. The green earth, say you? That is a mighty matter of legend, though you tread it under the light of day!
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: time  men  earth 
     
    The Resurrection was the greatest "eucatastrophe' possible in the greatest Fairy Story - and produces that essential emotion: Christian joy which produces tears because it is qualitatively so like sorrow, because it comes from those places where Joy and Sorrow are at one, reconciled, as selfishness and altruism are lost in Love.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    Home is behind, the world ahead, And there are many paths to tread Through shadows to the edge of night, Until the stars are all alight. Then world behind and home ahead, We'll wander back and home to bed. Mist and twilight, cloud and shade, Away shall fade! Away shall fade!
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: world  star  night  path 
     
    There are truths, that are beyond us, transcendent truths, about beauty, truth, honor, etc. There are truths that man knows exist, but they cannot be seen - they are immaterial, but no less real, to us. It is only through the language of myth that we can speak of these truths.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: beauty  truth  men  language  real  honor 
     
    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
    tags: dark  awake 
     
    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
    tags: people  thoughts 
     
    Fear nothing! Have peace until the morning! Heed no nightly noises!
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: fear  peace 
     
    The world is full enough of hurts and mischances without wars to multiply them.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: world  hurt  war 
     
    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
    tags: awake 
     
    I stand in Minas Anor, the Tower of the Sun; and behold! the Shadow has departed! I will be a Shieldmaiden no longer, nor vie with the great Riders, nor take joy only in the songs of slaying. I will be a healer, and love all things that grow and are not barren.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: joy  song 
     
    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
    tags: human  mind  stories 
     
    There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: world 
     
    But I have been too deeply hurt, Sam. I tried to save the Shire, and it has been saved, but not for me. It must often be so, Sam, when things are in danger: some one has to give them up, lose them, so that others may keep them.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: hurt 
     
    All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon Our Lady.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    I look East, West, North, South, and I do not see Sauron; but I see that Saruman has many descendants. We Hobbits have against them no magic weapons. Yet, my gentlehobbits, I give you this toast: To the Hobbits. May they outlast the Sarumans and see spring again in the trees.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: magic 
     
    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
    tags: nature  human 
     
    The Resurrection is the eucatastrophe of the story of the Incarnation - This story begins and ends in joy.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: joy  stories 
     
    I am not a 'democrat' only because 'humility' and equality are spiritual principles corrupted by the attempt to mechanize and formalize them, with the result that we get not universal smallness and humility, but universal greatness and pride, till some Orc gets hold of a ring of power-and then we get and are getting slavery.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    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
    tags: heart  impossible  mind 
     
    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
    tags: alone 
     
    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
    tags: desires  fear  chance  age  gone 
     
    Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament " There you will find romance, glory, honour, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves upon earth.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    A hunted man sometimes wearies of distrust and longs for friendship.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: friendship  men 
     
    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
    tags: eyes 
     
    It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: evil  live  world  master  earth  rules  year 
     
    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
    tags: time  truth 
     
    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
    tags: stories  hope 
     
    And he sang to them, now in the Elven tongue, now in the speech of the West, until their hearts, wounded with sweet words, overflowed, and their joy was like swords, and they passed in thought out to regions where pain and delight flow together and tears are the very wine of blessedness.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: pain  heart  joy  thoughts  tears  speech 
     
    It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: body  strength  spirit 
     
    There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: world  fighting  worth 
     
    There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tower high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. 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
    tags: beauty  heart  thoughts  star  dark  hope 
     
    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
    tags: praise  god 
     
    His grief he will not forget; but it will not darken his heart, it will teach him wisdom.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: heart  grief  wisdom 
     
    Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay small acts of kindness and love.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    The greatest adventure is what lies ahead. Today and tomorrow are yet to be said. The chances, the changes are all yours to make. The mold of your life is in your hands to break.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    Living by faith includes the call to something greater than cowardly self-preservation.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: living  faith 
     
    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
    tags: courage  hope 
     
    The birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus means that one day everything sad will come untrue....
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: death  sad  birth  jesus 
     
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