Monday, September 17, 2012

Lines from Tolkien

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the publication of "The Hobbit", this week is known as Tolkien Week!  It celebrates the author, J.R.R. Tolkien and his wonderful literary compositions dealing with Middle Earth; The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Lord the Rings (Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King), Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle Earth.

Today I will be sharing some of my favorites lines from The Fellowship of the Ring. :)


"Many that live deserve death.  And some that die deserve life.  Can you give it to them?  Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.  For even the very wise cannot see all ends."

"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."

"A hunted man sometimes wearies of distrust and longs for friendship."

"'But I am the real Strider, fortunately,' he said, looking down on them with his face softened by a sudden smile. 'I am Aragorn son of Arathorn; and if by life or death I can save you, I will.'"

"'Oh, that won't do!' Bilbo said. 'Books ought to have good endings.  How would this do: and they all settled down and lived happily ever after?'
'It will do well, if it ever comes to that,' said Frodo.
'Ah!' Sam said. 'And where will they live?  That's what I often wonder.'"


I could go on, but I won't. :)

Tolkien wrote such beautiful lines.  He definitely was a very poetic author.

Tomorrow I will be sharing about my favorite character in "The Lord of the Rings"!!  Stay tuned!

What are some of your favorite lines from Tolkien's works?


  1. My favorite is when Gandalf tells Frodo that we can't choose the time we're given, all we can do is choose what to do with the time we have.

  2. Hmmm... trying to guess your favorite character. Maybe Samwise? or Eowyn?
    The lines are beautiful! I read Tolkien whenever I need to remember what gorgeous writing sounds like.

    1. Nope, you'll have to go check out who my favorite character is! :) Tolkien is a great example of gorgeous writing - I love that you read his lines to remember that! :) I'll have to do that too!

  3. I really like the line - Deep roots are not reached by the frost, he really did have a way with words. Blessings for the week!

    1. Tolkien really did have a way with words. It's so amazing!

  4. My Tolkien quote list is probably pages long, but one of my very favorite LOTR quotes is this one:

    "‎"Why do you look out?"....
    "I looked out to see the dawn," said Aragorn.
    "What of the dawn?" they [Urak-hai] jeered. "...What of the dawn?"
    "None knows what the new day shall bring him," said Aragorn.
    ~ The Two Towers

    Looking forward to the other posts!

    1. That is a great quote too! I have some long quotes too, but I didn't want to share too many, lol. :)

  5. love those quotes! especially the poem! fabulous!