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J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "If we was master, then we could help ourselves."

If we was master, then we could help ourselves.




J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "Gandalf: Often does hatred hurt itself!"

Gandalf: Often does hatred hurt itself!



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "Nobody believes me when I say that my long book is an attempt to create a world in which a form of language agreeable to my personal aesthetic might seem real. But it is true."

Nobody believes me when I say that my long book is an attempt to create a world in which a form of language agreeable to my personal aesthetic might seem real. But it is true.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "This is the ending. Now not day only shall be beloved, but night too shall be beautiful and blessed and all its fear pass away."

This is the ending. Now not day only shall be beloved, but night too shall be beautiful and blessed and all its fear pass away.




J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes."

Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "The world is full enough of hurts and mischances without wars to multiply them."

The world is full enough of hurts and mischances without wars to multiply them.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "Words are catch-basins of experience, fingerprints and footprints of the past that the literary detective may scrutinize in order to sleuth out the history of human consciousness."

Words are catch-basins of experience, fingerprints and footprints of the past that the literary detective may scrutinize in order to sleuth out the history of human consciousness.




J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "Bilbo Baggins was standing at his door after breakfast smoking an enormous long wooden pipe that reached nearly down to his woolly toes (neatly brushed)—Gandalf came by."

Bilbo Baggins was standing at his door after breakfast smoking an enormous long wooden pipe that reached nearly down to his woolly toes (neatly brushed)—Gandalf came by.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "As the story grew, it put down roots into the past and threw out unexpected branches ."

As the story grew, it put down roots into the past and threw out unexpected branches .




J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "It is mercy, not justice or courage or even heroism, that alone can defeat evil."

It is mercy, not justice or courage or even heroism, that alone can defeat evil.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "Against delay. Against the way that seems easier. Against refusal of the burden that is laid on me. Against - well, if it must be said, against trust in the strength and truth of Men."

Against delay. Against the way that seems easier. Against refusal of the burden that is laid on me. Against - well, if it must be said, against trust in the strength and truth of Men.






J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "As is the case with many adolescents, Lewis's increased command over over the things of the world brought with it a corresponding atrophy of the moral sense."

As is the case with many adolescents, Lewis's increased command over over the things of the world brought with it a corresponding atrophy of the moral sense.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it."

End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "Far over misty mountains coldTo dungeons deep and caverns oldWe must away, ere break of day, To find our long-forgotten gold."

Far over misty mountains coldTo dungeons deep and caverns oldWe must away, ere break of day, To find our long-forgotten gold.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "Why must you speak your thoughts? Silence, if fair words stick in your throat, would serve all our ends better."

Why must you speak your thoughts? Silence, if fair words stick in your throat, would serve all our ends better.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "Few other griefs amid the ill chances of this world have more bitterness and shame for a man's heart than to behold the love of a lady so fair and brave that cannot be returned."

Few other griefs amid the ill chances of this world have more bitterness and shame for a man's heart than to behold the love of a lady so fair and brave that cannot be returned.




J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "In account after account of exorcisms the demonic voices will propound nihilism of one variety or another."

In account after account of exorcisms the demonic voices will propound nihilism of one variety or another.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "Now and again he spoke to those that served him and thanked them in their own language. They smiled at him and said laughing: 'Here is a jewel among hobbits!"

Now and again he spoke to those that served him and thanked them in their own language. They smiled at him and said laughing: 'Here is a jewel among hobbits!



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "Then holding the star aloft and the bright sword advanced, Frodo, hobbit of the Shire, walked steadily down to meet the eyes."

Then holding the star aloft and the bright sword advanced, Frodo, hobbit of the Shire, walked steadily down to meet the eyes.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "Living by faith includes the call to something greater than cowardly self-preservation."

Living by faith includes the call to something greater than cowardly self-preservation.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "And he took her in his arms and kissed her under the sunlit sky, and he cared not that they stood high upon the walls in the sight of many."

And he took her in his arms and kissed her under the sunlit sky, and he cared not that they stood high upon the walls in the sight of many.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "It [discovering Finnish] was like discovering a wine-cellar filled with bottles of amazing wine of a kind and flavour never tasted before. It quite intoxicated me."

It [discovering Finnish] was like discovering a wine-cellar filled with bottles of amazing wine of a kind and flavour never tasted before. It quite intoxicated me.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "Perhaps it is better not to tell what you wish. if you cannot have it."

Perhaps it is better not to tell what you wish. if you cannot have it.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "We may indeed in counsel point to the higher road, but we cannot compel any free creature to walk upon it. That leadeth to tyranny, which disfigureth good and maketh it seem hateful."

We may indeed in counsel point to the higher road, but we cannot compel any free creature to walk upon it. That leadeth to tyranny, which disfigureth good and maketh it seem hateful.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "I wisely started with a map."

I wisely started with a map.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "We still thought that we were the only two people in the world who were interested in the right kind of things in the right kind of way. C.S. Lewis"

We still thought that we were the only two people in the world who were interested in the right kind of things in the right kind of way. C.S. Lewis



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "The author observes of the Inklings, "they make a perfect compass rose of faith: talking the Catholic, Lewis the "mere Christian, " Williams the Anglican, Barfield the esotericist."

The author observes of the Inklings, "they make a perfect compass rose of faith: talking the Catholic, Lewis the "mere Christian, " Williams the Anglican, Barfield the esotericist.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "Barfield understood his epochal experience are not as a rebound from love sickness, but as a spiritual epiphany that cured a spiritual illness."

Barfield understood his epochal experience are not as a rebound from love sickness, but as a spiritual epiphany that cured a spiritual illness.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "The chief purpose of life, for any of us, is to increase according to our capacity our knowledge of God by all means we have, and to be moved by it to praise and thanks."

The chief purpose of life, for any of us, is to increase according to our capacity our knowledge of God by all means we have, and to be moved by it to praise and thanks.




J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "There's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

There's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "Recovery is the ability to see things with clarity, "freed from the drab blur of greatness or familiarity – from possessiveness."

Recovery is the ability to see things with clarity, "freed from the drab blur of greatness or familiarity – from possessiveness.




J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "They were at the end of their journey, but as far as ever, it seemed, from the end of their quest."

They were at the end of their journey, but as far as ever, it seemed, from the end of their quest.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "It simply isn't an adventure worth telling if there aren't any dragons."

It simply isn't an adventure worth telling if there aren't any dragons.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost."

All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "Wise men speak only of what they know"

Wise men speak only of what they know



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do no be too eager to deal out death in judgment."

Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do no be too eager to deal out death in judgment.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "Still round the corner there may wait a new road or a secret gate."

Still round the corner there may wait a new road or a secret gate.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "please don't cook me, kind sirs! I am a good cook myself, and cook better than I cook, if you see what I mean."

please don't cook me, kind sirs! I am a good cook myself, and cook better than I cook, if you see what I mean.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "Of the twelve companions of Thorin, ten remained. Fili and Kili had fallen defending him with shield and body, for he was their mother’s elder brother."

Of the twelve companions of Thorin, ten remained. Fili and Kili had fallen defending him with shield and body, for he was their mother’s elder brother.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "While persistence offers no guarantees, it does give 'luck' a chance to operate."

While persistence offers no guarantees, it does give 'luck' a chance to operate.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "I'm going on an adventure"

I'm going on an adventure



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "We all long for Eden, and we are constantly glimpsing it: our whole nature at its best and least corrupted, its gentlest and most human, is still soaked with the sense of exile."

We all long for Eden, and we are constantly glimpsing it: our whole nature at its best and least corrupted, its gentlest and most human, is still soaked with the sense of exile.



J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: "The unavoidable harshness of life surprised none of them, for they were Christians one and all, believing that they inhabited a fallen world, albeit one filled with God's grace."

The unavoidable harshness of life surprised none of them, for they were Christians one and all, believing that they inhabited a fallen world, albeit one filled with God's grace.