J. R. R. Tolkien Quotes

Slight changes simply make a blur.

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The birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus means that one day everything sad will come untrue.

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How do you move on? You move on when your heart finally understands that there is no turning back.

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If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

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The greatest adventure is what lies ahead. Today and tomorrow are yet to be said. The chances, the changes are all yours to make. The mold of your life is in your hands to break.

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

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Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick.

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Handsome is as handsome does

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It simply isn't an adventure worth telling if there aren't any dragons.

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It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.

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There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.

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A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.

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May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.

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Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.

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The chief purpose of life, for any of us, is to increase according to our capacity our knowledge of God by all means we have, and to be moved by it to praise and thanks.

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Living by faith includes the call to something greater than cowardly self-preservation.

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Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.

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His grief he will not forget; but it will not darken his heart, it will teach him wisdom.

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Instead of a Dark Lord, you would have a queen, not dark but beautiful and terrible as the dawn! Tempestuous as the sea, and stronger than the foundations of the earth! All shall love me and despair!

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All have their worth and each contributes to the worth of the others.

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May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.

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Come, Mr. Frodo!' he cried. 'I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you.

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Above all shadows rides the sun.

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All that is gold does not glitter.

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The world has changed. I see it in the water. I feel it in the Earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, For none now live who remember it.

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And what do you wish?' he said at last. 'That what should be shall be,' she answered.

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Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.

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Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

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Many are the strange chances of the world, and help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter.

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Frodo: Go back, Sam! I’m going to Mordor alone. Sam: Of course you are, and I’m coming with you!

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The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.

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The praise of the praiseworthy is above all rewards.

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Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.

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Over hill and under hill

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All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. 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.

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There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.

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You can only come to the morning through the shadows.

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Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised.

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Do not spoil the wonder with haste!

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There is a place called ‘heaven’ where the good here unfinished is completed; and where the stories unwritten, and the hopes unfulfilled, are continued. We may laugh together yet.

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Arise, arise, Riders of Théoden! Fell deeds awake, fire and slaughter! spear shall be shaken, shield be splintered, a sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises! Ride now, ride now! Ride to Gondor!

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Memory is not what the heart desires.

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No half-heartedness and no worldly fear must turn us aside from following the light unflinchingly.

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Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?

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We may stand, if only on one leg, or at least be left still upon our knees.

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Let him go, you filth! Let him go! You will not touch him again!

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The world is not in your books and maps, it's out there.

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False hopes are more dangerous than fears.

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Little by little, one travels far

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his old life lay behind in the mists, dark adventure lay in front.

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