Archive for the ‘J.R.R. Tolkien’ Category

Roads go ever ever on

Friday, September 23rd, 2011
woodland road

Coming to a rise he could see his own Hill in the distance, and he stopped suddenly and said:

Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone…

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

Friday, August 26th, 2011
shell in the palm of a hand

“Always after a defeat and a respite, the Shadow takes another shape and grows again.”

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.

“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such…”

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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

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
farm under stormy sky

All that was made or begun with that power will crumble, and he will be maimed for ever, becoming a mere spirit of malice that gnaws itself in the shadows, but cannot again grow or take shape. And so a…

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

Friday, April 30th, 2010
Athens gold

Bilbo knelt on one knee filled with sorrow. “Farewell, King under the Mountain!” he said. “This is a bitter adventure, if it must end so; and not a mountain of gold can amend it. Yet I am glad that I have shared in your perils – that has…”

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Despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.

Saturday, January 30th, 2010
northern lights

Despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not. It is wisdom to recognize necessity, when all other courses have been weighed, though as folly it may appear to those who cling to false hope. Well, let folly be our cloak, a…

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It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010
old home

I’ve often wanted to see a bit of magic like what it tells of in old tales, but I’ve never heard of a better land than this. It’s like being at home and on a holiday at the same time, if you understand me. I don’t want to leave. All the same, I’m…

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The praise of the praiseworthy is above all rewards

Saturday, November 14th, 2009
reaching hands

Sam hesitated for a moment, then bowing very low: “Good night, captain, my lord,” he siad. “You took the chance, sir.”

“Did I so?” said Faramir.

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Even the wise cannot see all ends

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

“You have not seen him,” Gandalf broke in.

“No, and I don’t want to,” said Frodo. “I can’t understand you. Do you mean to say that you, and the Elves, have let him live on after all those horrible deeds? Now at any rate…

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What do you fear, Lady?

Sunday, October 25th, 2009
woman and cage

But when the men have died in battle and honour, you have leave to be burned in the house, for the men will need it no more. But I am of the House of Eorl and not a serving-woman. I can ride and wield blade, and I do not…

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It’s a dangerous business, going out of your door

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to. Do you realize that this is the very path that goes through Mirkwood, and if you let it, it might take you to the…

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Not all those who wander are lost

Friday, October 23rd, 2009
red and gold leaves on a vine

Frodo felt Bilbo stir impatiently at his side. Evidently he was annoyed on his friend’s behalf. Standing suddenly up he burst out:

All that is gold does not glitter…

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Meddle not in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009
peeking through leaves

“The choice is yours: to go or wait.”

“And it is also said,” answered Frodo: “Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes.”

“Is it indeed?” laughed Gildor. “Elves seldom give unguarded…

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