Favourite Quotes: The Lord Of the Rings

Posted: February 14, 2011 in Fantasy, Quotes
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BOOK ONE

On the Ruling Ring:

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadow lie.

Frodo and Gandalf about the ring:


‘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.’

On Aragorn:

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.

BOOK TWO

Conversation Between Eomer of Rohan and Aragorn during their search for Merry and Pippin.

Eomer: “… How shall a man judge what to do in such times?”

Aragorn: “As he ever has judged. Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear; nor are they one thing among Elves and Dwarves and another among Men. It is a man’s part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house.”

Conversation between Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas on Gandalf’s choices.

Aragorn: “There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark.”

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