Book Quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien

First World War John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE FRSL was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

Book Quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien

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.

Appearance, PoemsJ.R.R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring
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Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate
And though I oft have passed them by
A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon, East of the Sun.

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

J.R.R. Tolkien
 
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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.

J.R.R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring
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It is not possible in a long tale to please everybody at all points, nor to displease everybody at the same points.

J.R.R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring
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All that is gold does not glitter
Not all who wander are lost
The old that is strong does not wither
Deep roots are not touched 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

J.R.R. Tolkien
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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 in Der Hobbit
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While there's life there's hope.

HopeJ.R.R. Tolkien in Der Hobbit
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Farewell, o Gandalf! May you ever appear where you are most needed and least expected!

J.R.R. Tolkien in Der Hobbit
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Short cuts make for long delays.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Der Hobbit
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I am personally immensely amused by hobbits as such, and can contemplate them eating and making their rather fatuous remarks indefinitely; but I find that is not the case with even my most devoted ‘fans’.

J.R.R. Tolkien
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Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the walls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they have long known.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Der Hobbit
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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.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Der Hobbit
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Advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.

AdviceJ.R.R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring
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