Quickly Quotable #14 – Lord of the Rings

Today’s quote collection comes from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, art by Alan Lee.

“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.”
The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again

“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”
The Fellowship of the Ring

“War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but 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 Two Towers

“For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.”
The Return of the King

About Jodi

Jodi L. Milner is a writer, mandala enthusiast, and educator. Her epic fantasy novel, Stonebearer’s Betrayal, was published in November 2018 and rereleased in Jan 2020. She has been published in several anthologies. When not writing, she can be found folding children and feeding the laundry, occasionally in that order.
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8 Responses to Quickly Quotable #14 – Lord of the Rings

  1. Evocative quotes! Good post!

  2. Artswebshow says:

    some very powerful and wise quotes here.
    thanks for this

  3. Paula says:

    I don’t know why the following quote came to mind, as it has nothing to do with your wonderful quotes above. Spoken by Mel Brooks’ character in “Space Balls” (a spoof of Star Wars):

    “May the Schwartz be with you!”

    Maybe I just needed the giggle, in addition to the beautiful thoughts of Tolkien! 😀

  4. Heather says:

    Great quotes. Love the last one.

  5. cindy says:

    Good quotes, thanks.

  6. Lua says:

    Great quotes Jodi- LOTR is amazing…

  7. Tsuchigari says:

    Tolkien was a master storyteller, the lyrical quality of his words is something I’d like to aspire towards.

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