Elves are like trees, grounded and focused from the trunk down but graceful and agile on top.
— Orlando Bloom

elves have this superhuman strength, yet they're so graceful. Tolkien created them to be angelic spirits, but I also saw Legolas as something out of the Seven Samurai.
Orlando Bloom elves quote

Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill. But what would you? You have not told me all concerning yourself; and how then shall I choose better than you?
— J. R. R. Tolkien

Our democracy, our culture, our whole way of life is a spectacular triumph of the blah. Why not have a political convention without politics to nominate a leader who's out in front of nobody? Maybe our national mindlessness is the very thing that keeps us from turning into one of those smelly European countries full of pseudo-reds and crypto-fascists and greens who dress like forest elves.
— P. J. O'Rourke

Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.
— elves quotation by J. R. R. Tolkien