J.R.R. Tolkien

1892 - 1973

A Quote by John Ronald Reuel "J. R. R." Tolkien on losing and wonder

Not all those who wonder are lost.

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 earth, evil, friendship, peace, and tears

"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."

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 careers, certainty, direction, good, lies, and thinking

His head was swimming, and he was far from certain even of the direction they had been going in when he had his fall. He guessed as well as he could, and crawled along for a good way, till suddenly his hand met what felt like a tiny ring of cold metal lying on the floor of the tunnel. It was a turning point in his career, but he did not know it. He put the ring in his pocket almost without thinking: certainly it did not seem of any particular use at the moment. He did not go much further, but sat down on the cold floor and gave himself up to complete miserableness.

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

Source: The Hobbit

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

Roads go ever ever on, Over rock and under tree, By caves where never sun has shone, By streams that never find the sea: Over snow by winter sown, And through the merry flowers of June, Over grass and over stone, And under mountains in the moon. Roads go ever ever on Under cloud and under star, Yet feet that wandering have gone Turn at last to home afar, Eyes that fire and sword have seen And horror in the halls of stone Look at last on meadows green And trees and hills they long have known.

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

Source: The Hobbit

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A Quote by John Ronald Reuel "J. R. R." Tolkien on birds, mountains, and time

This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers: Gnaws iron, bites steel: Grinds hard stones to meal: Slays king, ruins town, And beats high mountains down! Time.

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 secrets

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Still round the corner there may wait,   A new road or a secret gate.

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

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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 fear, food, justice, sleep, and thinking

Frodo was now safe in the Last Homely House east of the Sea. That house was, as Bilbo had long ago reported, a perfect house, whether you like food or sleep, or story-telling or singing, or just sitting and thinking best, or a pleasant mixture of them all. Merely to be there was a cure for weariness, fear and sadness.

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

Source: The Fellowship of the Ring

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

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 (1892 - 1973)

Source: Lord of the Rings

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A Quote by John Ronald Reuel "J. R. R." Tolkien on darkness, men, and mind

"We will make such a chase as shall be accounted a marvel among the Three Kindreds: Elves, Dwarves and Men. Forth the Three Hunters!" Like a deer he sprang away. Through the trees he sped. On and on he led them, tireless and swift, now that his mind was at last made up. The woods about the lake they left behind. Long slopes they climbed, dark, hard-edged against the sky already red with sunset. They passed away, grey shadows in a stony land.

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

Source: The Lord of the Rings

Contributed by: Zaady

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