|Some of my favorite LOTR quotes
||[Oct. 2nd, 2003|07:21 am]
|||||Obsessed w/ LOTR||]|
I can't believe it--I'm not even halfway done with the Fellowship! I've been busy, but still.
Anyway, I've found some cool quotes from what I have read and thought I would share them.
1. (Talking about the Elves) "They are sailing, sailing, sailing over the sea, they are going into the West and leaving us," said Sam, half chanting the words.
2. "I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
(One of my favorite quotes in in this last excerpt. Does anyone know what it is?)
3. (Gandalf) "Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. For even the wise cannot see all ends."
4. Tom's words laid bare the hearts of trees and their thoughts, which were often dark and strange, and filled with a hatred of things that go free upon the earth, gnawing, biting, breaking, hacking, burning: destroyers and usurpers. It was not called the Old Forest without reason, for it was indeed ancient, a survivor of vast forgotten woods; and in it there lived yet, ageing no quicker than the hills, the fathers of the fathers of trees, remembering times when they were lords.
(I love the way this was written. The idea of a forest that ancient and filled with memory is so cool, and it's neat that the trees are so cautious of people, even to the point of fighting back--they well should be, at least in this world).
5. "The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with weary feet,
Until it joins some larger way,
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say."
6. "(Bilbo) used often to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep, and every path was its tributary."
(Bilbo)-"Do you realize that this is the very path that goes through Mirkwood, and that if you let it, it may take you to the Lonely Mountain or even further and to worse places?"
(Since I read this quote, my whole perspective has changed.)
Yeah, I know I'm obsessed with Tolkien's writings. I hope that some of you will find insight from these quotes, or at least enjoy reading them. I know I did.
Anyway, I'll be off down the Road soon (I sound like a total dork, but I'm comfortable with that. I am enlightened). I wish you all the best of days.