lotr book quotes

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“Do you remember when we first met? I thought I had strayed into a dream. Long years have passed… You did not have the cares you carry now. Do you remember what I told you? You said you’d bind yourself to me, forsaking the immortal life of your people. And to that I hold. I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone. I choose a mortal life.” – Arwen Undómiel, The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

“Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?" 

It’s a beautifully chilly Sunday and I’m wrapped up in blankets with a good book and even better coffee. A most excellent way to pass the time, if I’m any judge. 

What’s on your Sunday agenda?

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lotr & hobbit  +  favourite book quotes: [3/?]  

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”  —  Haruki Murakami

“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


Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check. But that is not what I have found. I have found that it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.
—  Gandalf (Tolkien)
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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
Though Isengard be strong and hard, as cold as stone as bare as bone,
We go, we go, we go to war, to hew the stone and break the door!
—  J.R.R Tolkien (The Two Towers)
The truth is that the world is full of dragons, and none of us are as powerful or cool as we’d like to be. And that sucks. But when you’re confronted with that fact, you can either crawl into a hole and quit, or you can get out there, take off your shoes, and Bilbo it up.
—  Patrick Rothfuss