J.R.R. Tolkien

1892 - 1973

A Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien on 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 (1892 - 1973)

Source: J.R.R. Tolkien

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A Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien on simplicity

It's no bad thing to celebrate a simple Life.

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)

Source: Lord of the Rings Bilbo Baggins

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A Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien

"Tell me, who are you, alone, yourself and nameless?" (Tom Bombadil to Frodo Baggins)

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)

Source: The Fellowship of the Ring

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A Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien on dragon, calculation, and live

It does not do to leave a dragon out of your calculations if you live near one

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)

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A Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien on time

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All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)

Source: The Lord of the Rings (Lord of the Rings (Paperback))

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A Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien

And he that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)

Source: Gandalf, Lord of the Rings

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A Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien on adventures and supper

Adventures make one late for supper.

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)

Source: Bilbo to Gandalf, The Hobbit

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A Quote by John Ronald Reuel "J. R. R." Tolkien on mountains

What has roots as nobody sees, Is taller than trees Up, up it goes, And yet never grows? A mountain.

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)

Source: A riddle from The Hobbit

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A Quote by John Ronald Reuel "J. R. R." Tolkien on confusion, darkness, heart, mountains, and wonder

There was a roar and a great confusion of noise. Fires lept up and licked the roof. The throbbing grew to a great tumult, and the Mountain shook. Sam ran to Frodo and picked him up and carried him out to the door. And there upon the dark threshold of the Sammath Naur, high above the plains of Mordor, such wonder and terror came on him that he stood still forgetting all else, and gazed as one turned to stone. Fire belched from its riven summit. The skies burst into thunder seared with lightning. Down like lashing whips fell a torrent of black rain. And into the heart of the storm, with a cry that pierced all other sounds, tearing the clouds asunder, the Nazgûl came, shooting like flaming bolts, as caught in the fiery ruin of hill and sky they crackled, withered, and went out.

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)

Source: The Lord of the Rings

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A Quote by John Ronald Reuel "J. R. R." Tolkien on darkness, lies, mountains, sleep, water, words, and world

The world was young, the mountains green, No stain yet on the Moon was seen, No words were laid on stream or stone When Durin woke and walked alone. He named the nameless hills and dells; He drank from yet untasted wells; He stooped and looked in Mirrormere And saw a crown of stars appear; As gems upon a silver thread; Above the shadow of his head. The world is grey, the mountains old, The forge's fire is ashen-cold; No harp is wrung, no hammer falls: The darkness dwells in Durin's halls; The shadow lies upon his tomb In Moria, in Khazad-dûm. But still the sunken stars appear In dark and windless Mirrormere; There lies his crown in water deep, Till Durin wakes again from his sleep.

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)

Source: The Lord of the Rings

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