The Fellowship of the Ring Quotes

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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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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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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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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