J. R. R. Tolkien Quotes

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Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Two Towers, 1954)
Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Two Towers, 1954)
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954)
The wise speak only of what they know.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Two Towers, 1954)
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954)
Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Return of the King, 1955)
Advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954)

J. R. R. Tolkien Quote: Courage is found in unlikely places...
Courage is found in unlikely places.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954)
Few can foresee whither their road will lead them, till they come to its end.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Two Towers, 1954)
He should not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the nightfall.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954)
The world changes, and all that once was strong now proves unsure.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Two Towers, 1954)
The burned hand teaches best.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Two Towers, 1954)
The wide world is all about you; you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954)
Be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Two Towers, 1954)
Still round the corner there may wait, 
A new road or a secret gate.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Return of the King, 1955)
All that is gold does not glitter;
Not all those that wander are lost.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954)
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.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Hobbit, 1937)


Above all shadows rides the sun.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Two Towers, 1954)
The world is full enough of hurts and mischance without wars to multiply them.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Return of the King, 1955)
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 (The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954)
May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954)
My name is growing all the time, and I've lived a very long, long time; so my name is like a story.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Two Towers, 1954)
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Hobbit, 1937)
A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.
J. R. R. Tolkien
It's a job that's never started that takes the longest to finish.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring, 1954)
"I wish life was not so short," he thought. "Languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about."
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Lost Road and Other Writings, 1987)
Fair speech may hide a foul heart.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Return of the King, 1955)
I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.
J. R. R. Tolkien (The Return of the King, 1955)
You can only come to the morning through the shadows.
J. R. R. Tolkien
A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid.
J. R. R. Tolkien
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J. R. R. Tolkien Biography

Born: January 3, 1892
Died: September 2, 1973

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was an English writer, poet and professor. He is undoubtedly most famous for his highly succesful fantasy books, most notably "The Lord of the Rings"

Notable Works

The Hobbit (1937)
The Lord of the Rings:
   The Fellowship of the Ring
(1954)
   The Two Towers (1954)
   The Return of the King (1955)
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962)
The Silmarillion (1977)

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