Quotes from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One

J.R.R. Tolkien ·  527 pages

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“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“Not all those who wander are lost.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“Deserves it! I daresay he does. 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 judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“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 eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot for ever fence it out.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“If by my life or death I can protect you, I will. ”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“Home is behind, the world ahead,
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadows to the edge of night,
Until the stars are all alight.
Then world behind and home ahead,
We'll wander back and home to bed.
Mist and twilight, cloud and shade,
Away shall fade! Away shall fade!”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“You cannot pass," he said. The orcs stood still, and a dead silence fell. "I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. You cannot pass. The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udûn. Go back to the Shadow! You cannot pass.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“But it does not seem that I can trust anyone,' said Frodo.
Sam looked at him unhappily. 'It all depends on what you want,' put in Merry. 'You can trust us to stick with you through thick and thin--to the bitter end. And you can trust us to keep any secret of yours--closer than you keep it yourself. But you cannot trust us to let you face trouble alone, and go off without a word. We are your friends, Frodo.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“Yes, I am here. And you are lucky to be here too after all the absurd things you've done since you left home.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“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.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“Advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“My dear Frodo!’ exclaimed Gandalf. ‘Hobbits really are amazing creatures, as I have said before. You can learn all that there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you at a pinch.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


“The road must be trod, but it will be very hard. And neither strength nor wisdom will carry us far upon it. This quest may be attempted by the weak with as much hope as the strong. Yet it is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: Small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, quote from The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings Part One


About the author

J.R.R. Tolkien
Born place: in Bloemfontein, Mangaung, Free State, South Africa
Born date January 3, 1892
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