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Favorite Tolkien quotes....

Because I couldn't fine such thread already(I could find one just with quotes but...) Thought I'm sure there is already a thread like this. I desided to make one. What is/are your favorite quote(s) from tolkien? Is it a quote from the books or the films?(not only from LotR but also other books or Tolkien himself) I just would like it to know what other people think.

One of my favorite quotes is from the movie in "The Fellowship of the Ring" when they are in Loth Lorien and Legolas says:"A lament for Gandalf..." And than Merry asks what the are saying and then Legolas says:"I have not the heart to tell you. For me the grief is still too near".

One I also like is also from the movie. In The Fellowship of the Ring when Boromir is dying. The last words he says to Aragorn:"My brother. My captain. My king".

Of course there are much more quotes. So....please feel free to post your favorites.
If someone can find the "real" thread for this, please post it here as well!

"Just a Fools hope"

"Not all who wander are lost".

"Aiya Eärendil Elenion Ancalima!"

From the third movie, RotK

Sam says to Frodo at the foot of the Mountain, "I may not be able to carry it for you, but I can carry you!"

And Sam lifts up his master and carries him up to the cracks of doom.

Lovely one, both Brego and Rukain.

Cirion, Unfinished Tales:
''Vanda sina termaruva Elenna·nóreo alcar enyalien ar Elendil Vorondo voronwë. Nai tiruvantes i hárar mahalmassen mi Númen ar i Eru i or ilyë mahalmar eä tennoio.''

I don't think many know this one so here is the translation:

''This oath shall stand in memory of the glory of the Land of the Star, and of the faith of Elendil the Faithful, in the keeping of those who sit upon the thrones of the West and of the One who is above all thrones for ever.''


That made me laugh so hard. I was like "what the heck?" and then I realized what it was from and I laughed a ton! Good ol' Samwise, eh?



Yes Wen it's a funny one. Thanks Gimli:-)

’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, Bilbo.
Arwen that is one of the proff's cleverest lines. Love the look on the Hobbits faces when Bilbo delivers it. Wonderful.

"...he said that if I had the cheek to make verses about Eärendil in the house of Elrond, it was my affair. I suppose he was right."   

Holds true to the hobbit in all of us...

Greetings to all, warm congratulatory hug to Arwen.

Brego that's so true.

Oh Marghana my friend. Thank you. You're so sweet. Good to see you here.
’He was strong in life. His spirit will find its ways to the halls of your fathers. Westu h’l. Fer’u, Th’odred, Fer’u.’ (Be-thou well. Go-thou, Th’odred, go-thou.) I cry every time.

"I am glad you are with me, here at the end of all things, Sam"

The Two Towers: Theoden: ''No parent should have to bury their child.''


The Two Towers: Theoden: ''I know your face, Eowyn.''


Frodo: "It's a pity Bilbo didn't kill him when he had the chance!"

Gandalf: "Pity? It was pity that stayed Bilbo's hand. Many that live deserve death, and some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo?

LOTR movie-Fellowship: ¨Not the beard!!!¨ - Gimli. I love Gimli and Legolas´ friendship (both in the movies and the books) because it´s a friendship that is, not necessarily frowned upon, but uncommon.

No one tosses a Dwarf!

That´s a good one too.

¨You will not pass!!¨ -Gandalf

I feel a slight tingling in my fingers, yes its affecting me.....

Some say Dwarflings just pop out of the ground!

I know they are not from Tolkien, I love them still....

'Here is the heart of all Elvendom,' he(Aragorn) said, 'and here my heart dwells forever, unless there be a light beyond the dark roads that we still must tread, you and I. Come with me!' And taking Frodo's hand in his, he left the hill of Cerin Amroth and came there never a gain as a living man.

The first time I read this I cried. Sometimes it still makes me cry.

Brego, those are also some of my favorites, even if not from Tolkien.

I care not, for my heart also is slain - Turin: Children of Hurin

Rukain, you hit it right on the button.  One of my absolute favorites, also makes me cry every time.

This is a long one but shows the brilliance of Tolkien. "Now the Children of Il’vatar are Elves and Men, the Firstborn and the Followers. And amid all the splendours of the World, its vast halls and spaces, and its wheeling fires, Il’vatar chose a place for their habitation in the Deeps of Time and in the midst of the innumerable stars. And this habitation might seem a little thing to those who consider only the majesty of the Ainur, and not their terrible sharpness; as who should take the whole field of Arda for the foundation of a pillar and so raise it until the cone of its summit were more bitter than a needle; or who consider only the immeasurable vastness of the World, which still the Ainur are shaping, and not the minute precision to which they shape all things therein." Ainulindale

For me this beautiful words from Arwen to Aragorn:

I would rather spend one lifetime with you than face all the Ages of this world alone.


Brilliant, sweet, deep, pure, romantic, poetic,.... I cannot find the right word.