lotr book quotes

“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory….

…If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?….

If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then…

..it’s our plain duty to escape…

And to take as many people with us as we can!”  

―    J.R.R. Tolkien


Okay but can we take a second to appreciate the schooling that Gandalf gives Saruman in The Two Towers, after the fall of Isengard?

Gandalf:

Metaphorical slap, of course, because he’s a classy af wizard

Theeeen:

*slap slap slap slap slap slap*

unspoken: because you’re an insolent child, Saruman, and I am tired of your shit

actual footage of Saruman when this happened

Gandalf the White? More like Gandalf the Savage

Originally posted by t-t-t-troyler

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quote inspiration →  Thorin Oakenshield

If it was only others that were missing, all well and good: one gets over the loss of other people as best one can; but I myself am missing, and that lacuna is all-important.

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.

—  J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
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The world is changed. I feel 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. It began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves, immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. Seven to the Dwarf lords, great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls. And nine, nine rings were gifted to the race of Men, who, above all else, desire power. But they were, all of them, deceived, for another ring was made. In the land of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged in secret a Master Ring, to control all others. And into this ring he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life. One Ring to rule them all! The 

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)