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    j. r. r. tolkien Quotes

    his old life lay behind in the mists, dark adventure lay in front.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: adventure  dark 
     
    Their 'magic' is Art, delivered from many of its human limitations.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: magic  human 
     
    We set out to save the Shire, Sam and it has been saved - but not for me.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    It simply isn't an adventure worth telling if there aren't any dragons.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: adventure  dragon  worth 
     
    I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold, and leaves of gold there grew.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    My armor is like tenfold shields, my teeth are swords, my claws spears, the shock of my tail a thunderbolt, my wings a hurricane, and my breath death!
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: wings 
     
    The world is not in your books and maps, it's out there.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: world  book 
     
    Advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: advice  gift  wise  dangerous 
     
    I will not say, do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: evil  tears 
     
    There are no safe paths in this part of the world. Remember you are over the Edge of the Wild now, and in for all sorts of fun wherever you go.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: world  fun  wild  path 
     
    I would have things as they were in all the days of my life . . . and in the days of my longfathers before me: to be the Lord of this City in peace, and leave my chair to a son after me, who would be his own master and no wizard's pupil. But if doom denies this to me, then I will have naught: neither life diminished, nor love halved, nor honour abated.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: peace  master  son 
     
    All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: time 
     
    No half-heartedness and no worldly fear must turn us aside from following the light unflinchingly.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: fear 
     
    Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: secret 
     
    You can only come to the morning through the shadows.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    Still round the corner there may wait A new road or a secret gate And though I oft have passed them by A day will come at last when I Shall take the hidden paths that run West of the Moon, East of the Sun.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: secret  moon  path 
     
    It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: despair  doubt 
     
    A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: reality  powerful  dreams 
     
    Do not spoil the wonder with haste!
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: wonder 
     
    There was a deep silence, only scraped on its surfaces by the faint quiver of empty seed-plumes, and broken grass-blades trembling in small air-movements they could not feel. 'Not a bird!' said Sam mournfully. 'No, no birds,' said Gollum. 'Nice birds!' He licked his teeth. 'No birds here. There are snakeses, wormses, things in the pools. Lots of things, lots of nasty things. No birds,' he ended sadly. Sam looked at him with distaste.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: silence  broken 
     
    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.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: world  grief  dark 
     
    If you do not believe in a personal God, the question: 'What is the purpose of life?' is unaskable and unanswerable.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: personal  believe  god 
     
    In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: world  memory  sorrow  despair 
     
    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.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: death  live  judgement  die  wise 
     
    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
    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; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: fire  broken  strong 
     
    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.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: time  live  wishes 
     
    How do you move on? You move on when your heart finally understands that there is no turning back.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: heart 
     
    For nothing is evil in the beginning.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: evil 
     
    I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it's very difficult to find anyone.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: adventure  shares 
     
    For we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: thoughts 
     
    It's a dangerous business, going out your door.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    It is no bad thing celebrating a simple life.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: bad 
     
    Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: people  future 
     
    False hopes are more dangerous than fears.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: fear  hope  dangerous 
     
    For still there are so many things that I have never seen: in every wood in every spring there is a different green.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    Courage is found in unlikely places.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: courage 
     
    Well, you have now, Sam, dear Sam,' said Frodo, and he lay back in Sam's gentle arms, closing his eyes, like a child at rest when night-fears are driven away by some loved voice or hand. Sam felt that he could sit like that in endless happiness...
    — 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
    It is useless to meet revenge with revenge; it will heal nothing.
    — J. R. R. Tolkien
    tags: revenge 
     
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