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The Lord Of The Rings Literary Quotes(1954) - J. R. R. TolkienRating Mail
We are all friends here. Or should be; for the laughter of Mordor will be our only reward, if we quarrel.
[- The Two Towers - Book III: The King of the Golden Hall]
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Yet in doubt a man of worth will trust to his own wisdom.
[- The Two Towers - Book III: The King of the Golden Hall]
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"I owe much to Éomer," said Théoden. "Faithful heart may have forward tongue."
"Say also," said Gandalf, "that to crooked eyes truth may wear a wry face."
[- The Two Towers - Book III: The King of the Golden Hall]
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I have lived to see strange days. Long we have tended our beasts and our fields, built our houses, wrought our tools, or ridden away to help in the wars of Minas Tirith. And that we called the life of Men, the way of the world. We cared little for what lay beyond the borders of our land. Songs we have that tell of these things, but we are forgetting them, teaching them only to children, as a careless custom. And now the songs have come down among us out of strange places, and walk visible under the Sun.
[- The Two Towers - Book III: The Road to Isengard]
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So that is the King of Rohan. A fine old fellow. Very polite.
[- The Two Towers - Book III: The Road to Isengard]
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The guest who has escaped from the roof, will think twice before he comes back in by the door.
[- The Two Towers - Book III: The Voice of Saruman]
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'The treacherous are ever distrustful,' answered Gandalf wearily.
[- The Two Towers - Book III: The Voice of Saruman]
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Often does hatred hurt itself!
[- The Two Towers - Book III: The Voice of Saruman]
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Oft evil will shall evil mar.
[- The Two Towers - Book III: The Palantír]
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There is nothing that Sauron cannot turn to evil uses.
[- The Two Towers - Book III: The Palantír]
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Perilous to us all are the devices of an art deeper than we possess ourselves.
[- The Two Towers - Book III: The Palantír]
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Be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends.
[- The Two Towers - Book IV: The Taming of Sméagol]
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We promises, yes I promise!' said Gollum. 'I will serve the master of the Precious. Good master, good Sméagol, gollum, gollum!
[- The Two Towers - Book IV: The Taming of Sméagol]
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If the One goes into the Fire, and we are at hand? I ask you, Sam, are we ever likely to need bread again? I think not. If we can nurse our limbs to bring us to Mount Doom, that is all we can do. More than I can, I begin to feel.
[- The Two Towers - Book IV: The Passage of the Marshes]
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It had always been a notion of his that the kindness of dear Mr. Frodo was of such a high degree that it must imply a fair measure of blindness. […] Gollum in his own way, and with much more excuse as his acquaintance was much briefer, may have made a similar mistake, confusing kindness and blindness.
[- The Two Towers - Book IV: The Black Gate is Closed]
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He had all the injured air of a liar suspected when for once he has told the truth, or part of it.
[- The Two Towers - Book IV: The Black Gate is Closed]
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I would not snare even an orc with a falsehood.
[- Faramir to Frodo. The Two Towers - Book IV: The Window on the West]
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It's a pity that folk as talk about fighting the Enemy can't let others do their bit in their own way without interfering. He'd be mighty pleased, if he could see you now. Think he'd got a new friend, he would.
[- The Two Towers - Book IV: The Window on the West]
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'For myself," said Faramir, "I would see the White Tree in flower again in the courts of the kings, and the Silver Crown return, and Minas Tirith in peace: Minas Anor again as of old, full of light, high and fair, beautiful as a queen among other queens.
[- The Two Towers - Book IV: The Window on the West]
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I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.
[- The Two Towers - Book IV: The Window on the West]
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Better mistrust undeserved than rash words.
[- The Two Towers - Book IV: The Window on the West]
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We are truth-speakers, we men of Gondor. We boast seldom, and then perform, or die in the attempt. Not if I found it on the highway would I take it I said. Even if I were such a man as to desire this thing, and even though I knew not clearly what this thing was when I spoke, still I should take those words as a vow, and be held by them.
[- The Two Towers - Book IV: The Window on the West]
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I am wise enough to know that there are some perils from which a man must flee.
[- The Two Towers - Book IV: The Window on the West]
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The praise of the praiseworthy is above all rewards.
[- The Two Towers - Book IV: The Window on the West]
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'We are lost, lost,' said Gollum. 'No name, no business, no Precious, nothing. Only empty. Only hungry; yes, we are hungry. A few little fishes, nasty bony little fishes, for a poor creature, and they say death. So wise they are; so just, so very just.'
[- The Two Towers - Book IV: The Forbidden Pool]
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