All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.— J. R. R. Tolkien
Undeniable Two Towers quotations
There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.
Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning.
The praise of the praiseworthy is above all rewards.
Man is literally split in two: he has an awareness of his own splendid uniqueness in that he sticks out of nature with a towering majesty, and yet he goes back into the ground a few feet in order blindly and dumbly to rot and disappear forever.
War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all.
Tall ships and tall kings Three times three, What brought they from the foundered land Over the flowing sea? Seven stars and seven stones And one white tree. (The Two Towers)
And sometimes you didn't want to know the end… because how could the end be happy?
Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't.
They kept going because they were holding on to something.... That there's some good in the world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for.
Mr. Bernard died on a Monday, at the age of seventy-five, his body wasted. He lay in state for two days in the lobby of the Bernard Gursky Tower and, as he failed to rise on the third, he was duly buried.
Do we walk in legends or on the green earth in the daylight?' A man may do both,' said Aragorn. 'For not we but those who come after will make the legends of our time. The green earth, say you? That is a mighty matter of legend, though you tread it under the light of day!
A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer.
Openness isn't the end. It's the beginning.
So fair, so cold; like a morning of pale spring still clinging to winter's chill.
I was talking aloud to myself. A habit of the old: they choose the wisest person present to speak to
The wise speak only of what they know
There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark.
I think the only boundaries are individual and personal.
A writer should be free to write about anything he or she wants to, including the twin towers. I have made small references to 9/11 in my past two books.
On a trip to Germany, Lange and his entourage were climbing the tower of an ancient castle when they stopped to catch their breath. "How old is this ruin?" someone asked a guide. "Forty-two years," said Lange.
Often does hatred hurt itself.
You must understand, young Hobbit, it takes a long time to say anything in Old Entish. And we never say anything unless it is worth taking a long time to say.
Harry taught me that death isn't the end, it's the beginning.
In the forest of primeval A school for Good and Evil Twin towers like two heads One for the pure And one for the wicked Try to escape you'll always fail, The only way out is Through a fairytale.
Gandalf: Three hundred lives of men I have walked this earth and now I have no time.
We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false!
Let this be the hour when we draw swords together.
Fell deeds awake. Now for wrath, now for ruin, and the red dawn. Forth, Eorlingas!
There is no curse in Elvish, Entish or the tongues of Men for this treachery!
Twenty bridges from Tower to Kew — (Twenty bridges or twenty two) — Wanted to know what the River knew, For they were young, and the Thames was old And this is the tale that River told.
I wonder if people will ever say, 'Let's hear about Frodo and the Ring.
' And they'll say 'Yes, that's one of my favorite stories. Frodo was really courageous, wasn't he, Dad?' 'Yes, my boy, the most famousest of hobbits. And that's saying a lot.'
A red sun rises. Blood has been spilled this night.
Fair speech may hide a foul heart.
To whatever end. Where is the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing? They have passed like rain on the mountains. Like wind in the meadow. The days have gone down in the west. Behind the hills, into shadow. How did it come to this?
Eomer said, 'How is a man to judge what to do in such times?' As he has ever judged,' said Aragorn. 'Good and evil have not changed since yesteryear, nor are they one thing among Elves and another among Men. It is a man's part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house.
Shall there be truth between us, as two men? Not as friends, but as enemies and equals?
If I had been president, I would have come out and declared: "Nothing there, ever! This place stays as it is. We make a big place there where people can pray about the errors we have made that those two towers had to fall."