“A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.”
“False hopes are more dangerous than fears.”
“I will not walk backward in life.”
“Let the unseen days be. Today is more than enough.”
“For victory is victory, however small, nor is its worth only from what follows from it.”
“The doom lies in yourself, not in your name.”
“Why must you speak your thoughts? Silence, if fair words stick in your throat, would serve all our ends better.”
“Then Morgoth stretching out his long arm towards Dor-lomin cursed Hurin and Morwen and their offspring, saying: 'Behold! The shadow of my thought shall lie upon them wherever they go, and my hate shall pursue them to the ends of the world.”
“But whenever I say that I will do this or that, it looks very different when the time comes.”
“Now when Túrin learnt from Finduilas of what had passed, he was wrathful, and he said to Gwindor: 'In love I hold you for your rescue and sake-keeping. But now you have done ill to me, friend, to betray my right name, and call my doom upon me, from which I would lie hid.'
But Gwindor answered: 'The doom lies in yourself, not in your name.”
“Perhaps it is better not to tell what you wish. if you cannot have it.”
“Grief is a hone to a hard mind.”
“So most men teach, and few men learn.”
“He says that we have learned nearly all that we know from them, and have been made a nobler people; and he says that the Men that have lately come over the Mountains are hardly better than Orcs.'
That is true', answered Sador; 'true at least of some of us. But the up-climbing is painful, and from high places it is easy to fall low.”
“Give with a free hand, but give of your own.”
“Master of the Dark Shadow. For I also, Niniel, had my darkness, in which dear things were lost; but now I have overcome it, I deem.”
“This was the first of the sorrows of Turin.”
“Онзи, що бяга от участта си, може някой ден да открие, че само е избрал по-пряка пътека.”
“He was dark-haired as his mother, and promised to be like her in mood also; for he was not merry, and spoke little, though he learned to speak early and ever seemed older than his years. Túrin was slow to forget injustice or mockery; but the fire of his father was also in him, and he could be sudden and fierce. Yet he was quick to pity, and the hurts or sadness of living things might move him to tears.”
“But to this Orc-work such a life as we lead has brought us. Lawless and fruitless all our deeds have been, serving only ourselves, and feeding hate in our hearts.”
“Not fitting is it that the Elder Children of Ilúvatar should wed the Younger; nor is it wise, for they are brief, and soon pass, to leave us in widowhood while the world lasts. Neither will fate suffer it, unless it be once or twice only, for some high cause of doom that we do not perceive. But this man is not Beren, even if he be both as fair and as brave. A doom lies on him; a dark doom. Enter not into it! And if you will, your love shall betray you to bitterness and death.”
“Marrer of Middle-earth, would that I might see you face to face, and mar you as my lord Fingolfin did!”
“There they came near to death, for winter came cold from the North; but not so light was Túrin’s doom. Even as they lay in despair they heard a horn sounded. Beleg the Strong-bow was hunting in that region, for he dwelt ever on the marches of Doriath, and he was the greatest woodsman of those days. He heard their cries and came to them, and when he had given them food and drink he learned their names and whence they came, and he was filled with wonder and pity. And he looked with liking upon Túrin, for he had the beauty of his mother and the eyes of his father, and he was sturdy and strong.”
“Проклет да е Менегрот! Проклет да е и пътят, по който стъпваш! Вече всичко свърши. Сега идва нощта!”
“man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.”
“For a man may love war, and yet dread many things.”
“(...) visoko ti gledaš, ali ja se bojim nisko pasti.”
“Many a man of arms misreads patience and quiet. She did much good among us at much cost. Her heart was not faint, and patience will break at the last.”
“Ever will some new evil be hatched in Angband beyond the guess of Elves and Men,”
“I be dog if hit don't look like sometimes that when a fellow sets out to play a joke, hit ain't another fellow he's playing that joke on; hit's a kind of big power laying still somewhere in the dark that he sets out to prank with without knowing hit, and hit all depends on whether that ere power is in the notion to take a joke or not, whether or not hit blows up right in his face, like this one did in mine. ("A Bear Hunt")”
“It’s an odd term, 'girlfriend,' particularly for grown persons. And in practice it provides an even odder concept. Generally speaking, in adults it described a woman, not a girl, who was willing to provide sex, not friendship. In fact, from what I had observed it was quite possible for one to actively dislike one’s girlfriend, although of course true hatred is reserved for marriage.”
“Was it possible that Ranulph, too, was a real person, a person inside whose mind things happened? He had thought that he himself was the only real person in a field of human flowers. For Master Nathaniel that was a moment of surprise, triumph, tenderness, alarm.”
“I wish it had never happened because then I wouldn't think about it as I'm falling asleep.”
“But I gave the girl my address and phone number, thinking we might make it on the springs. (Harriet, you never arrived.)”
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