Instead of a Dark Lord, you would have a queen, not dark but beautiful and terrible as the dawn! Tempestuous as the sea, and stronger than the foundations of the earth! All shall love me and despair!— J. R. R. Tolkien
Pioneering Fellowship Of The Ring quotations
Don't give up. Normally it is the last key on the ring that opens the door.
One does not simply walk into Mordor.
May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.
Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down. It's staying down that's wrong.
The world has changed. I see it in the water. I feel it in the Earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, For none now live who remember it.
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.
May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.
Frodo: Go back, Sam! I’m going to Mordor alone. Sam: Of course you are, and I’m coming with you!
All that is gold does not glitter.
And what do you wish?' he said at last. 'That what should be shall be,' she answered.
I will not say, do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.
Such is of the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.
Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life.
The road must be trod, but it will be very hard.
And neither strength nor wisdom will carry us far upon it. This quest may be attempted by the weak with as much hope as the strong. Yet it is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: Small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.
Advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
Let him not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the nightfall.
And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost.
History became legend. Legend became myth. And for two and a half thousand years, the ring passed out of all knowledge.
The road goes ever on and on
Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king.
If by my life or death I can protect you, I will.
It's a dangerous business, going out your door.
A wizard is never late, nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to.
Sam, clinging to Frodo's arm, collapsed on a step in the black darkness.
'Poor old Bill!' he said in a choking voice. 'Poor old Bill! Wolves and snakes! But the snakes were too much for him. I had to choose, Mr. Frodo. I had to come with you.
Books ought to have good endings.How would this do: and they all settled down and lived together happily ever after?
The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places.
It is mine to give to whom I will, like my heart.
Not all that have fallen are vanquished.
Quentin had an obsolete sailing ship that had been raised from the dead.
He had psychotically effective swordsman and an enigmatic witch-queen. It wasn't the Fellowship of the Ring, but then again he wasn't trying to save the world from Sauron, he was trying to perform a tax audit on a bunch of hick islanders.
For even the very wise cannot see all ends.
I am old, Gandalf. I don't look it, but I am beginning to feel it in my heart of hearts. Well-preserved indeed! Why, I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. That can't be right. I need a change, or something.
If you're referring to the incident with the dragon, I was barely involved.
All I did was give your uncle a little nudge out of the door.
I will take the Ring", he said, "though I do not know the way.
It is perilous to study too deeply the arts of the Enemy, for good or for ill.