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Thursday, October 04, 2007

TT #59: quotes by Tolkien

TT59

Thirteen quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien

Lord of the Rings is my all-time favourite book. Tolkien is my favourite author. In- and outside his books the man said some remarkable things!

1892 - 1973

  • "It's a job that's never started that takes the longest to finish."

  • "Little by little, one travels far."

  • "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."

  • "All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost."

  • "If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."

  • "What do you mean? Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good on this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?"

  • "Still round the corner there may wait, a new road or a secret gate."

  • "Courage is found in unlikely places."

  • "Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible, and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works, or of the kinds of writing that they evidently prefer."

  • "There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after."

  • "To crooked eyes truth may wear a wry face."

  • "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 world is full enough of hurts and mischance without wars to multiply them."

sources: ThinkExist, The Quotations Page

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68 comments:

  1. My, you're early!!! I knew we had alot in common. I've been reading JRRT since I was 10! Have read the Hobbit and LoTR trilogy more times than I can count. I recognize and love all of your quotes. "The road is a dangerous thing" BTW, are u into reciprocal linky love? I've blogrolled you... :)

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  2. Way-hey! Very cool list of quotes... I like
    "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."

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  3. "The world is full enough of hurts and mischance without wars to multiply them."

    This just became my new favorite quote.

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  4. I like the first two ones the most!!! Very true :-)

    Care for any thin Swedish Pancakes? Welcome over :-)

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  5. Oh how we love our Tolkien at our house. Thanks for the TT!

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  6. Great list! I love his work!

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  7. Some very clever quotes there. Now what I need to do is to try to read some LOTR again and see if i can get beyond th efirst chapter.

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  8. Those are some great quotes...I tried, but I can't pick a favorite!

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  9. I am a huge fan of Tolkien, and I adore these quotes! These two, in particular, are super:

    "Little by little, one travels far."

    "If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."

    Wise man, that Tolkien. :)

    Happy TT to you!

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  10. Oh I LOVE Tolkien; the Hobbit is my favorite book :-)

    My favorite quote on your list is #5 :-)

    There's a quote from Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix: "...things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end...if not always in the way we expect." that sounds like #10!

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  11. He sounds like a very wise man...great stuff!! Happy TT.

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  12. Awesome T13! Mine is up too!

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  13. Great list, Tink. I love Tolkien. He was quite the interesting fellow.

    Happy TT!

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  14. Oh yeah!! LOTR is THE best book ever written. Excellent list!!!

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  15. JRRT was one hell of a person. Happy TT, Tink!

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  16. Wow, what great quotes....I wrote down several. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. "Courage is found in unlikely places."

    These are all wonderful quotes from a master storyteller, but the above has to be my favorite and is exactly what I needed to read this evening. :) Great TT!

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  18. I'm sorry to say I haven't read much Tolkien -- but these quotes are great and I just may have to join the fan club!
    Happy TT

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  19. Great TT Topic - I love LoTR :)

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  20. These were excellent. My favorite by far was

    "Little by little, one travels far."

    Genius I tell you!

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  21. These are very cool list of quotes! We love some JRR Tolkien here:) And of course, I heart LoTR!

    I love this one;
    "Little by little, one travels far."

    :D

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  22. Oh, thank you! This is magic. I needed ALL of this wisdom right now.

    My TT is at
    http://slcthoughts.blogspot.com

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  23. Great quotes. I never read Tolkien but I know so many people who have I knew all his stories without reading them.

    If you get a chance come see my T13. It is my 50th edition! My most controversial one too! 13 Tortures for Women I have Dated Because I'm NOT Bitter

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  24. Those are great! I loved Tolkien

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  25. Great list.

    I love number 3 from the book and I love love love the last one.

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  26. He's amazing! I'd love to read more of his books after I watched a british Biography on him last weekend. Thanks for sharing his best quotes.

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  27. very nice to read :)
    mine is up!

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  28. Those are all great quotes, it's too hard to choose a favourite!

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  29. Great quotes from a terrific author.

    Mine are up at:

    http://cjreading.blogspot.com/2007/10/thursday-thirteen.html

    cjh

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  30. Wow..great list..really "food for tot"...

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  31. Those are all fabulous quotes! Both of my humans are Tolkien fans and have read the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy numerous times.

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  32. Thanks for sharing these Tolkien quotes. Although I liked them all, my favorite is:

    "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."

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  33. Amazing quotes. Very true.

    This one is my favorite.

    "If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."

    Happy TT!

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  34. Great list of quotes...

    Thanks for sharing and happy TT

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  35. I like "courage is found in unlikely places." How simple...and true. We should be thankful for those unlikely places.

    In my Thirteen, I have a link to J.R.R. Tolkien's gravestone....which I like.

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  36. Great list. I love JRRTolkien

    MY 13 is up on
    Working at Home Mom

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  37. Not all those that wander are lost

    Is among my favorite quotes and one I've lived by in my many wanderings about.

    It was a great list and I thank you for the mindframe it put me in. :)

    ~X

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  38. Great quotes - I don't even know if I could pick a favorite. Well, #8 is pretty good. LOL

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  39. Maybe by the "little" in #2 he meant the Hobbits! :-)

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  40. #5 is very true. And thanks for reminding me of #6--I always loved that quote, it's so much fun playing with language. :)

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  41. Wonderful quotes. Many of which I have read, but did not examine, until your list.

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  42. The quotes are good but I never saw this movie !

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  43. He was a very smart man.

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  44. While I dont read Tolkien, I think I had LOtR overload, this talented man still seems a bit cranky, which makes it all the better.

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  45. Loved this TT! Tolkien is one of my fave authors!

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  46. If only we take heed of the last quote...

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  47. What a great lot of quotes. Tolkien was really gifted.

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  48. Good quotes! Very cool!

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  49. Must send link to your blog to my Tolkien-obsessed BFF pronto! Love the quotes!

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  50. Love those quotes! Especially the last one.

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  51. Brings back memories!!! Read these early on in life! Enjoyed your site - see you again soon - Lara

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  52. #1 and 12 are my favorites. I love Tolkien's works. Thank you for sharing.You have a very welcoming cyber home. I enjoyed visiting.

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  53. Wow these bring back memories. What great quotes, and many mean just as much today as they did then. :)

    http://moondancerdrake.livejournal.com/

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  54. I love all of those i like reading Tolkien better than watching 'i only love thatwhich they defend'

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  55. I'm just as big as a Tolkein fan as you. I started reading his books when I was seven and have lost count of how many times I've read them. The movies are great, but the words...wow, thanks so much for compiling this list.

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  56. Don't throw things at me, but I'm probably the only person in the world who has never read a Tolkein book. Love the quotes.

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  57. great list! I've del.icio.us'd them so I can use some of the quotes on my website later. :)

    Happy TT!

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  58. What great quotations - thanks for sharing - a great reminder.
    The first one reminds me of my fathers saying: Well started is half done!

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  59. great unique tt! i'm a new tt'er and having so much fun finding lists.

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  60. I know a little girl who is currently researching the roots of the words for all of Tolkien's languages.
    She is 9 and in the 7th grade.

    My TT is up, I enjoyed yours!

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  61. Oh I loved these! I bought my husband the LOTR set with The Hobbit, but he ended up selling it on ebay!! What a stinker. I should have known he'd never actually read the books. But he LOVED the movies so much!

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  62. They're all great quotes, esp. #1. Thanks for printing them.

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  63. I'm starring these in my starred items in Reader. Tolkien was a peer of C S Lewis; they hung out together in the same pub and shared their writing. Yet I have NEVER read Tolkien! So thank you for this post.

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  64. I love these!!! Thanks for sharing them Tink, and happy TT!!!

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  65. Tinkerbelle I thank you so very much for your kind words and that you will light a candle for me.
    I wish you a wonderful month. October is very special...
    Meowz to you from Miss Peach who is recovering day by day

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