J.R.R. Tolkien

1892 - 1973

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

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"Speak no evil of the Lady Galadriel!" said Aragorn sternly. "You know not what you say. There is in her and in this land, no evil, unless a man bring it hither himself. Then let him beware!"

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 cities, clarity, darkness, dawn, death, and war

Gandalf did not move. And in that very moment, away behind in some courtyard in the City, a cock crowed. Shrill and clear he crowed, recking nothing of wizardry or war, welcoming only the morning that in the sky far above the shadows of death was coming with the dawn. And as if in answer there came from far away another note. Horns, horns, horns. In dark Mindolluin's sides they dimly echoed. Great horns of the North wildly blowing. Rohan had come at last!

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 beginning and path

The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say.

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

Source: The Lord of the Rings, at the beginning

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A Quote by John Ronald Reuel "J. R. R." Tolkien on beginning, journeys, rest, and sleep

The Road goes ever on and on Out from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, Let others follow it who can! Let them a journey new begin, But I at last with weary feet Will turn towards the lighted inn, My evening-rest and sleep to meet.

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

Source: The Lord of the Rings, at the end

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A Quote by John Ronald Reuel "J. R. R." Tolkien on affection, certainty, gold, magic, museums, and secrets

His sword he hung over the mantelpiece. His coat of mail was arranged on a stand in the hall (until he lent it to a Museum) His gold and silver was largely spent in presents, both useful and extravagent - which to a certain extent accounts for the affection of his nephews and his nieces. His magic ring he kept a great secret, for he chiefly used it when unpleasant callers came!

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

Source: 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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A Quote by John Ronald Reuel "J. R. R." Tolkien on darkness, laughter, simplicity, and women

She lifted up her hand and from the ring that she wore there issued a great light that illuminated her alone and left all else dark. She stood before Frodo seeming now tall beyond measurement, and beautiful beyond enduring, terrible and worshipful. Then she let her hand fall, and the light faded, and suddenly she laughed again, and lo! she was shrunken: a slender elf-woman, clad in simple white whose gentle voice was soft and sad.

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

Source: Lady Galadriel! in The Lord of the Rings

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

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In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort. It had a perfectly round door like a porthole, painted green, with a shiny yellow brass knob in the exact middle. The door opened on to a tube-shaped hall like a tunnel: a very comfortable tunnel without smoke, with panelled walls, and floors tiled and carpeted, provided with polished chairs.

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

Source: opening lines of The Hobbit

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