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J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” Quotes (21 Quotes)


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  • The enemy? His sense of duty was no less than yours, I deem. You wonder what his name is, where he came from. And if he was really evil at heart. What lies or threats led him on this long march from home. If he would not rather have stayed there in peace. War will make corpses of us all.
    (J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Lord of the Rings")

  • A hunted man sometimes wearies of distrust and longs for friendship.
    (J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Lord of the Rings")

  • The whole thing is quite hopeless, so it's no good worrying about tomorrow. It probably won't come.
    (J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Lord of the Rings")

  • And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend. Legend became myth. And for two and a half thousand years, the ring? passed out of all knowledge.
    (J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Lord of the Rings")

  • Then shouldering their burdens, they set off, seeking a path that would bring them over the grey hills of the Emyn Muil, and down into the Land of Shadow.
    (J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Lord of the Rings")


  • And still Meriadoc the hobbit stood there blinking through his tears, and no one spoke to him, indeed none seemed to heed him. He brushed away the tears, and stooped to pick up the green shield that Eowyn had given him, and he slung it at his back. Then he looked for his sword that he had let fall; for even as he struck his blow his arm was numbed, and now he could only use his left hand.
    (J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Lord of the Rings")

  • There were fissures and chasms in the walls and floor, and every now and then a crack would open right before their feet. The widest was more than seven feet across, and it was long before Pippin could summon enough courage to leap over the dreadful gap.
    (J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Lord of the Rings")

  • Do not scorn pity that is the gift of a gentle heart, Éowyn!
    (J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Lord of the Rings")

  • What does your heart tell you?
    (J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Lord of the Rings")

  • Haldir had gone on and was now climbing to the high flet. As Frodo prepared to follow him, he laid his hand upon the tree beside the ladder: never before had he been so suddenly and so keenly aware of the feel and texture of a tree's skin and of the life within it. He felt a delight in wood and the touch of it, neither as forester nor as carpenter; it was the delight of the living tree itself.
    (J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Lord of the Rings")

  • Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles.
    (J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Lord of the Rings")

  • He loved mountains, or he had loved the thought of them marching on the edge of stories brought from far away; but now he was borne down by the insupportable weight of Middle-earth. He longed to shut out the immensity in a quiet room by a fire.
    (J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Lord of the Rings")

  • I am old, Gandalf. I don't look it, but I am beginning to feel it in my heart of hearts. Well-preserved indeed! Why, I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. That can't be right. I need a change, or something.
    (J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Lord of the Rings")

  • It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule.
    (J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Lord of the Rings")

  • It's a dangerous business, stepping outside your front door. You never know where you might get swept off to
    (J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Lord of the Rings")


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