41 Best Lord Of The Ring Quotes And Sayings

When we talk about the best Lord of the Rings quotes, it’s hard not to include Legolas and Aragorn. With his graceful bow and arrow, and his wise words of encouragement, he embodies the very best qualities of a true leader. But we also want to highlight other characters like Gandalf and Arwen, who bring wisdom and loyalty to Middle Earth. Tolkien’s epic story has nearly all of the most influential characters in fiction Read more

If you’re a fan of the saga, you’re sure to find something here that inspires you to greater things.

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There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach. J.r.r. Tolkien
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I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going, because they were holding on to something. J.r.r. Tolkien
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Human stories are practically always about one thing, really, aren't they? Death. The inevitability of death.. (quoting an obituary) 'There is no such thing as a natural death. Nothing that ever happens to man is natural, since his presence calls the whole world into question. All men must die, but for every man his death is an accident, and even if he knows it he would sense to it an unjustifiable violation.' Well, you may agree with the words or not, but those are the key spring of The Lord Of The Rings. J.r.r. Tolkien
A good swordsman is more important than a good sword.
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A good swordsman is more important than a good sword. Amit Kalantri
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A great dread fell on him, as if he was awaiting the pronouncement of some doom that he had long foreseen and vainly hoped might after all never be spoken. An overwhelming longing to rest and remain at peace by Bilbo's side in Rivendell filled all his heart. At last with an effort he spoke, and wondered to hear his own words, as if some other will was using his small voice. "I will take the Ring, " he said, "though I do not know the way. . J.r.r. Tolkien
Then holding the star aloft and the bright sword advanced,...
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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
I fear I am beyond your comprehension. - Gandalf the...
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I fear I am beyond your comprehension. - Gandalf the White J.r.r. Tolkien
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And she answered: 'All your words are but to say: you are a woman, and your part is in the house. But when the men have died in battle and honour, you 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 fear either pain or death.'' What do you fear, lady?' he asked.' A cage, ' she said. J.r.r. Tolkien
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You can trust us to stick to you through thick and thin — to the bitter end. And you can trust us to keep any secret of yours — closer than you yourself keep it. But you cannot trust us to let you face trouble alone, and go off without a word. We are your friends, Frodo. Anyway: there it is. We know most of what Gandalf has told you. We know a good deal about the ring. We are horribly afraid—but we are coming with you; or following you like hounds. J.r.r. Tolkien
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There was a deep silence, only scraped on its surfaces by the faint quiver of empty seed-plumes, and broken grass-blades trembling in small air-movements they could not feel.' Not a bird! ' said Sam mournfully.' No, no birds, ' said Gollum. 'Nice birds! ' He licked his teeth. 'No birds here. There are snakeses, wormses, things in the pools. Lots of things, lots of nasty things. No birds, ' he ended sadly. Sam looked at him with distaste. . J.r.r. Tolkien
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I think if Jeremy Corbyn got a cloak, he'd make a very good Gandalf. Unknown
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I am the foremost collector of velvet Elvii in the city of Chicago, " I said at once. "Elvii?" Marcone inquired." The plural would be Elvises, I guess, " I said. "But if I say that too often, I start muttering to myself and calling things 'my precious, ' so I usually go with the Latin plural. Jim Butcher
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.. the reader is probably wondering that if Tolkien did indeed fashion two of his heroic characters from Catholic prophecies, what about the evil protagonists? Were any of them inspired by these little-known revelations concerning future times? The answer is yes, but to discover the links between the myth and the prophecies, we must venture not only into the realm of unnerving revelations, but also into the murky world of secret sects, dark plots, occult signs, bloody revolutions and conspiracy theories ~ we must probe deep into the burning Eye of Sauron. E.a. Bucchianeri
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Tolkien did admit that, 'As a guide, I had only my own feelings for what is appealing or moving.' In other words ~ he wrote about what interested him ~ and despite his protestation of including anything allegorical into his tale, Catholic history and mystic prophecy obviously received its fair share of attention ... E.a. Bucchianeri
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We stopped and listened. Just on the cusp of hearing I detected a rhythmic pounding, more a vibration in the concrete than a sound.' Drums, ' I said and then because I couldn't resist it. 'Drums in the deep.'' Drum and Bass in the deep, ' said Kumar. Ben Aaronovitch
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I want to be a healer, and love all things that grow and are not barren. J.r.r. Tolkien
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I think a servant of the enemy would look fairer and feel fouler. Frodo Baggins
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I think a servant of the enemy would look fairer and feel fouler. -Frodo Baggins J.r.r. Tolkien
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There are many forms of tyrants, but there are none so terrible as those stifling their own people in the name of freedom. E.a. Bucchianeri
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Heaven is not a republic. E.a. Bucchianeri