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Three Rings for the Elven Kings beneath the sky.
Seven for Dwarf Lords in stone palaces.
Nine for the Mortal Men doomed to die.
One for the Dark Lord, upon the dark throne
in the Land of Mordor where the Shadows spread.
One Ring to rule them all. One Ring to find them,
one Ring to draw them all and bind them all in darkness
in the Land of Mordor where the Shadows stretch.


Out of doubt, out of darkness I come singing to the sun, and bare my sword. I rode towards the end of hope, and the affliction of the heart. The hour of wrath, ruin and a red twilight has come!


“I don’t know half of you half as well as I would want to, and what I would want is less than half as well as half of you deserve.”
-Bilbo Baggins in his one hundred and eleventh birthday speech.


“All that is gold does not glitter,
and not all wandering people are lost;
To deep roots the frost does not reach,
the vigorous old man does not wither.


Out of the ashes a fire will rise
and a light shall rise in the shadows;
the uncrowned shall be king again,
they shall forge again the broken sword.”
-Bilbo Baggins, poem about Aragorn in Rivendell


Let not your heads become bigger than your hats.


“It is very dangerous, Frodo, to go through the gate,’ he used to say to me. “You are going into the Way, and if you don’t watch your step you don’t know where you will be dragged.”
-Frodo, quoting Bilbo


Do not ask the Elves for advice, for they will tell you yes and no at the same time.


Short cuts bring long delays, but inns make them longer still.


When things are in danger someone has to give them up, to lose them, so that others may keep them.


I will carry the Ring, though I do not know how.


Hail Eärendil, brightest of the stars!
Translated from: Aiya Eärendil Elenion Ancalima!


It makes me happy that you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam.



“A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins, nor early. He comes exactly when he means to.”


Many who live deserve to die, and many who die deserve life. Can you bring back life? Then do not hasten to dispense death, for not even the wisest knows the end of all ways.


He who breaks something to find out what it is has forsaken the way of wisdom.


“You cannot pass,” he said… “I am a servant of the Secret Fire, which owns the flame of Anor. You cannot pass. The dark fire will do you no good, flame of Udûn. Return to the Shadow! You cannot pass.”


“So wish those who live these times, but it is not for them to decide. Only you can decide what to do with the time you have been given. There are other forces at work in the world besides evil. Bilbo was destined to find the Ring, therefore you were destined to have it too. And that is a cheering thought. It is that way!”


“It is wisdom to recognise the need, when all other courses have already been considered, though it may seem folly to those who bind themselves to false hopes.”


“Run, you fools!”


“Tuk, you foolish man, you take the next run and save us from your foolishness!”


Even the most skilful spiders can leave a loose thread.


Only those despair who see the end beyond doubt.


He who strikes first, if he strikes hard enough, may not have to strike again.


A treacherous weapon is always a danger to the hand.


Hope is not victory.


To sly eyes the truth can hide behind a grimace.


Often hatred turns against itself.


Danger comes in the night when you least expect it.


Gadgets created by a higher art than we possess are always dangerous.


The biter was bitten, the hawk overpowered by the eagle, the spider imprisoned in a web of steel.


A burnt hand is the best teacher. Then any warning about fire goes straight to the heart.


Generous deeds are not to be restrained by cold advice.


A traitor can betray himself and unwittingly do good.


Many people like to know beforehand what is to be served at table; but those who have worked at preparing the feast prefer to keep it secret; for the surprise makes the words of praise more loud.


Some wounds never quite heal.


The journey does not end here, Death is just another road we all have to take.


I will not tell you not to cry, for not all tears are bad.


All that is gold does not glitter, nor do all wandering people go astray.


The Leaves of Lórien do not fall uselessly.


Where now are the horse and the knight? Where is the horn that sounded?
Where are the helmet and the breastplate, and the luminous floating hair?
Where is the hand on the harp-strings and the red fire that burns?
Where are the spring and the harvest and the tall ear that grows?
They have passed like rain on the mountain, like a wind in the meadow;
the days have descended in the west in the shadow behind the hills.
Who will gather the smoke from the smouldering dead wood,
Or see the fugitive years returning from the sea?
-Aragorn, quoting a poem of Rohan about its founder, Eorl the Younger.


Where sight fails the land may bring us some rumour.


When the great fall, the small take their places.


Dawn is always a hope for man.


He who is unable to part with treasure in a time of need is like a slave in chains.


It often happens that in times of danger men hide their most precious treasure.


Rarely do Elves give indiscreet advice, for advice is a very dangerous gift, even from sage to sage, for all courses can end badly.


Courage is found in unlikely places.


May the stars shine for you all the way to the end of the road.


Meddle not in the affairs of magicians, for they are crafty and easily angered.


Short cuts bring long delays.


You can’t just walk into mordor.


Courage needs strength first and foremost, and then a mistress.


When heads don’t know what to do, you have to turn to bodies.


Something so small, yet it can cause the doom of all.


The weak can attempt this task with as much hope as the strong. Yet such are often the works that move the wheels of the world. The small hands do these labours because they must be done, while the eyes of the great are turned elsewhere.


Swear not that he will walk in darkness who has not seen the fall of night.


I was there Gandalf 5000 years ago, the day that Men failed us.


Disloyal is he who says farewell when the way is darkened.


An oath can give strength to a faint heart.


Let the husbandman push the plough, but choose an otter to swim, and to run lightly over the grass and leaves, or over the snow… an Elf.


The solution is often found at sunrise.


When all is lost, hope often comes.


The courage of great deeds never wanes.


Wake up! wake up! -he cried, “It is a red dawn. Strange things await us at the edge of the forest. Good or bad, I don’t know, but they are calling us. Wake up!


The Dwarf is not alone,’ said Legolas, setting an arrow and drawing his bow with hands so quick that the sight could not follow them. You would die before you could hit them.


It often happens that old women keep in their memories things that the wise men of olden times needed to know.


-Where is Gandalf? I would like to speak to him.


Great quotes from the Lord of the Rings.


This is the last march of the ents.


Sheep end up looking like shepherds and shepherds like sheep.


Damn you, by roots and branches! Many of these trees were my friends, creatures I knew in the nut or in the kernel; many had voices of their own that are lost forever.


In doubt, a good man must trust his own judgement.


News that comes from afar is seldom true.


A loyal heart can have an insolent tongue.


The harm of evil often falls on the evil itself.


Alas,” he sighed, “May these dark days be for me, and come to me now, in the years of my old age, instead of the peace I thought I deserved. Sad fate of Boromir the fearless! The young die while the old slowly wither away.


Farewell, Mr. Holbytla! -He said, “My body is broken. I am going to join my parents. But now even in that proud company I shall not be ashamed, I’ll not be ashamed, I’ll beat the black snake! A sinister dawn, a happy day, and a golden twilight!


Where is Éomer? My sight is blurring, and I would like to see him before I go. He will be the next king. And I would also like to send a message to Éowyn. She would not part with me, and I shall never see her again, Éowyn, more expensive to me than a daughter.


On your feet, on your feet, Riders of Théoden! A cruel moment is coming: fire and slaughter! Spears will clash, shields will fly to pieces, A day of the sword, a red day, before the dawn comes! Gallop now, gallop! To Gondor!


Often the night brings tidings to near kinsmen.


Sooner or later the crime always comes to light.


Eyes blink if feet stumble.


Praising what is praiseworthy needs no reward.


It seems less serious to advise someone to break a promise than to do it oneself, especially if it is a friend unwillingly bound by a nefarious oath.


Mithrandir they called him in the Elvish way,” said Faramir, “and he was satisfied. Many are my names in many countries, he said. Mithrandir among the Elves, Tharkûn to the Dwarves; Olórin was in my youth in the West that no one remembers, Incánus in the South, Gandalf in the North; to the East I never go.


Where there is life there is hope and need of victuals.


It is at the table that small men do the greatest deeds.


Where there is no lack of will there is always a way.


It is not always good to be cured of the body.


Even those without a sword can die under a sword.


But I am no living man! What your eyes see is a woman. I am Éowyn, daughter of Éomund. You seek to prevent me from approaching my lord and kinsman. Begone from here if you are not an immortal creature! For, living or dark wraith, I will pierce you with my sword if you dare touch him.


Advice is not always to be found in the contrivances of wizards or in the rashness of madmen.


Necessity tolerates no delay, but better late than never.


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