J R R Tolkien Quotes (50 quotations)

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1. ...for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill. - J R R Tolkien

2. Advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise. - J R R Tolkien

3. All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost. - J R R Tolkien

4. All that we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. - J R R Tolkien

5. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. - J R R Tolkien

6. But I expect they had lots of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn't. And if they had, we shouldn't know, because they'd have been forgotten. We hear about those as just went on - and not all to a good end, mind you; at least not to what folk inside a story and not outside it call a good end. - J R R Tolkien

7. Courage is found in unlikely places. - J R R Tolkien

8. Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger. - J R R Tolkien

9. Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. - J R R Tolkien

10. Few can foresee whither their road will lead them, till they come to its end. - J R R Tolkien

11. For though I do not ask for aid, we need it. - J R R Tolkien

12. He should not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the nightfall. - J R R Tolkien

13. He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom. - J R R Tolkien

14. His house was perfect, whether you liked food, or sleep, or work, or story-telling, or singing, or just sitting and thinking, best, or a pleasant mixture of them all. - J R R Tolkien

15. I am in fact a Hobbit, in all but size. - J R R Tolkien

16. I am told that I talk in shorthand and then smudge it. - J R R Tolkien

17. I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence. - J R R Tolkien

18. I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. - J R R Tolkien

19. I have no help to send, therefore I must go myself. - J R R Tolkien

20. I love you. I used to pity your sorrow. But now, were you sorrowless, without fear or any lack, still i would love you. - J R R Tolkien

21. I wish life was not so short,' he thought. 'Languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about.' - J R R Tolkien

22. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. - J R R Tolkien

23. It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him. - J R R Tolkien

24. It's a dangerous business going out your front door. - J R R Tolkien

25. It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door, he used to say. You step into the Road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to. - J R R Tolkien

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