J.R.R. Tolkien

1892 - 1973

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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A Quote by John Ronald Reuel "J. R. R." Tolkien on darkness, death, desires, lies, losing, men, mortality, and power

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. He paused, and then said in a deep voice, "This is the Master-Ring, the One Ring to rule them all. This is the One Ring lost many years ago, to the great weakening of its maker's power. Now, he greatly desires to have it again, - but he must NOT get it"

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 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 failure, mountains, songs, sorrow, and wealth

The King beneath the mountains, The King of carven stone, The lord of silver fountains Shall come into his own! His crown shall be upholden, His harp shall be restrung, His halls shall echo golden To songs of yore re-sung. The woods shall wave on mountains And grass beneath the sun: His wealth shall flow in fountains And the rivers golden run. The streams shall run in gladness, The lakes shall shine and burn, All sorrow fail and sadness At the Mountain-king's return!

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

Source: The Hobbit

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A Quote by John Ronald Reuel "J. R. R." Tolkien on life, thought, time, and wishes

"I wish life was not so short," he thought. "Languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about."

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

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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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