Archives For J.R.R. Tolkien

Fair speech may hide a foul heart.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers
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Few other griefs amid the ill chances of this world have more bitterness and shame for a man’s heart than to behold the love of a lady so fair and brave that cannot be returned.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

An eye in a blue face
Saw an eye in a green face.
‘That eye is like to this eye’
Said the first eye,
‘But in low place
Not in high place.’

Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit

He charged the ranks of the goblins of Mount Gram in the Battle of the Green Fields, and knocked their king Golfimbul’s head clean off with a wooden club. It sailed a hundred yards through the air and went down a rabbit-hole, and in this way the battle was won and the game of Golf invented at the same moment.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Maybe the paths that you each shall tread are already laid before your feet though you do not see them.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory.

J.R.R. Tolkien