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"The one who wants to inflame others must be himself on fire "

Ludwik Hirszfeld, immunologist (one of the co-discovereres of blood grops. invented a method to save babies with rh+/rh- conflict)
I talk to God but the sky is empty - Sylvia Plath

Tolkien quote:

"Fool of a Took!"

I dunno who said this it from a friend of mine...

"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday."
Yes sorry if I didn't make it clear, or maybe I just jumped into a thread I didn't understand. But could they be tolkien related quotes, as in from the LotR or The Hobbit.

How could you forget this one Taz?

"Mercy! If the giving of information is to be the cure of your inquisitiveness, I shall spend all the rest of my days answering you. What more do you want to know?" - Gandalf

cool, added.
Taz, do you already have these?

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that us given us - Gandalf

Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be eager to deal out death in judgement. - Gandalf
Nope, do now though.
General quotes for Tommy. My favourites are:
"I think it would be a good idea." - Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), when asked what he thought of Western civilization

"Do, or do not. There is no 'try'." - Jedi Master Yoda

"A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." - Paul Erdos

"We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction." - General Douglas MacArthur

"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing." - Wernher Von Braun

"Don't be so humble - you are not that great." - Golda Meir

"Football is where 22 players run round after the ball and at the end the Germans always win." - Gary Lineker

Tolkien quotes:
'I have quite finished, Sam,' said Frodo. 'The last pages are for you.'
One for Tommy...
There are only five great men, and three of them are Hamburgers. -Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart)

Dunno about any Tolkien Quotes though Taz, can't remember any right now...
Thanks Danger Mouse!
my favourite Tolkien quote comes from "The Hobbit". I very often use to quote it to myself or to my friends when we must do something boring and we feel unhappy about it:

"Do we really have to go through?" groaned the hobbit.
"Yes, you do!" said the wizard, "if you want to get to the other side"

It's a bit of conversation between Bilbo and Gandalf just before crossing the Mirkwood, of course!

Will you put it on display?
Consider it added :-) - Thank you
Oh can we do the Hobbit as well? Then my favourite quotes are:
"Farewell!" they cried, "wherever you fare, till your eyries receive you at the journey's end!" - the Eagles, The Hobbit"

"To think that I should have lived to be good-morninged by Belladonna Took's son, as if I was selling buttons at the door!" - Gandalf, The Hobbit

"Only hungry; yes, we are hungry. A few little fishes, nasty bony little fishes, for a poor creature, and they say death. So wise they are; so very just. "- Gollum, LotR (sob! - me)
Thanks Taz!

For Tommy:
"Sure, everyone always said 'Socrates what is the meaning of life?' or 'Socrates how can I find happiness?', did anyone ever say 'Socrates hemlock is poison.'???????" - Socrates right before his death

added again Danger Mouse, thx
Never raise your voice over your horizon.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

And Tolkien.....

"There are eyes!" he said. "Eyes looking out from the shadows of the boughs! I never saw such eyes before."

The tenth day of their journey was over. Wilderness was behind them. They could go no further without choice between the east-way and the west. The last stage of the Quest was before them.
Before the breaking of the Fellowship.
Peeked at the R A Salvatore website recently, and was pleasantly surprised to discover that thid pulp writer does have a brain after all!

Advice about writing:

"If you can stop; stop. If you can't; then you are a writer." - R A Salvatore

oh well, makes sense to me anyway! Read Smilie
Since we have a lot of writers here, hope this is useful! Smile Smilie
"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing." - Kingsley Amis

"Writing is turning one's worst moments into money." - J. P. Donleavy

"The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon." - Robert Cromier

"Cut, cut, and cut!" - Tolstoy

[Edited on 23/5/2002 by Ungoliant]
Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from.

Jodie Foster
Hi Taz & everybody,
have more Tolkien quotes, here are some of my preferred ones!

"I have something to do before the end, and it lies ahead, not in Shire. I must see it through, sir, if you understand me’ (FOTR, Sam in a conversation with Frodo)

"The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater’ (FOTR, Haldir the Elf in a conversation with Merry)

"Do we walk in legends or on the green earth in the daylight?’
’A man may do both’ said Aragorn ’For not we but those who come after will make the legends of our time.’ (TT, A conversation between Eothain, a Rider of Rohan, and Aragorn)

]’The world is all grown strange [...]. How shall a man judge what to do in such times?’
’As he ever has judged’ said Aragorn ’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.’ (TT, A conversation between Eomer and Aragorn during their first meeting)

’I am wise enough to know that there are some perils from which a man must flee’ (TT, Faramir, in a conversation with Frodo in Henneth Annun)

"Don’t the great tales never end?’
’No, they never end as tales’ said Frodo ’But the people in them come, and go when their part’s ended’ (TT, A conversation between Sam and Frodo)

"I have no hope to be sent, therefore I must go myself’ (ROTK, Aragorn in a conversation with Gimli and Legolas in Hornburg)

"There will be need of valour without renown, for none shall remember the deeds that are done in the last defence of your homes. Yet the deeds will not be less valiant because they unpraised’ (ROTK, Aragorn, in a conversation with Eowyn in Dunharrow)

"No, my heart will not yet despair. Gandalf fell and has returned and is with us. We may stand, if only on one leg, or at least be left still upon our knees’ (ROTK, Pippin in a conversation with Beregond on the walls of Minas Tirith)

’Let all who fight the Enemy in their fashion be at one, and keep hope while they may, and after hope still the hardihood to die free’ (ROTK, Denethor in a conversation with Gandalf and Faramir)

’I came rather to guard the hurt men that can yet be healed’ (ROTK, Gandalf, in a conversation with Denethor during the siege of Minas Tirith)

’My lord, you called me. I come. What does the king command?’
’Walk no more in the shadows, but awake!’ (ROTK, a conversation between Faramir and Aragorn in the Houses of Healing’)

’Few other griefs amid the ill chances of this world have more bitterness and shame for a man’s heart than to behold the love of a lady so fair and brave that cannot be returned’ (ROTK, Aragorn, in a conversation with Eomer in the Houses of Healing)

’It may be that only a few days are left ere darkness falls upon our world, and when it comes I hope to face it steadily; but it would ease my heart, if while the Sun yet shines, I could see you still’ (ROTK, Faramir, in a conversation with Eowyn in the Houses of Healing)

’Let us not be overthrown at the final test, who of old renounced the Shadow and the Ring. In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound forever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory’ (ROTK, Appendices, the last words of Aragorn during his farewell with Arwen).

’I suppose that it is the threat of war that maketh me look upon fair things with such disquiet’ he thought ’The shadow of fear is between us and the sun, and all things look as if they were already lost. Yet they are strangely beautiful thus seen.’ (’The lost road’, Elendil, before the downfall of Numenor)

"Many a man of arms misreads patience and quiet. She did much good among us at much cost. Her heart was not faint, and patience will break at the last" (Unfinished Tales; Asgon, a man of Dor-Lomin, about Aerin, the aunt of Turin Turambar)

Hope you like them too!

FEW! Thanks Eryan, all up and done :-)
You are rapid as a lightning Taz!!!
(Absolutely overwhelmen by admiration)
"With the Power of Soul, Anything is Possible" Jimi Hendrix

"Not Neccessarily Stoned, But Beautiful" Jimi Hendrix again

And perhaps Tolstoy should have taken his own advice and not written such lengthy dirgey enormous books?
Ha Ha Ha Smilie

"It takes a lot of money to die comfortably." Samuel Butler

"Any fool can make a paiting, but it takes a wise man to sell it." Samuel Butler again

Tolkien quote (don't know if it's up already)

If you don't let me in, Frodo, I will blow your door right down your hole and out the hill.
FOTR, Gandalf.

It's something like that he said, but I don't have my copy here (seem to have lost it, :disturbedSmile Smilie.
And perhaps Tolstoy should have taken his own advice and not written such lengthy dirgey enormous books?

Pbbt! Tongue Smilie He did you know. He cut out 3 whole chapters from the beginning of Anna Karenina, and tons from W&P. His works aren't that long, except for the twi I mentioned above. His other stories are nice & short.
""Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect." - Mark Twain

"Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do." - Jean-Paul Sartre
Upon being asked about the worst aspects of his hectic tour schedule, legendary hellraiser and nutcase Iggy Pop was heard to remark "I miss my Cat".
And I really never got into lengthy Russian Literature Golly, maybe when I've got a couple of years to spare I might try it...
I found a really nice one in an old newspaper.

"Smile! The worst is still before you"
P. C. Johnson.

No idea who was P.C. Johnson!
"I wish Adam had died with all his ribs still in his body." D. Boucivault. Very Big Grin Smilie

"Democracy is the right of the lice to eat the lions." P. Berthelot Ha Ha Ha Smilie He's right, you know...
Never call a man a fool. Borrow money from him.
Mark Twain
Yet another Tolkien quote for Taz...

"Alas! Yonder lies the land of our quest and hope of life, but death walks between"
"Death is all about us" said Tuor
(Unfinished Tales, a conversation between Voronwe and Tuor on their road to Gondolin)

[Edited on 30/5/2002 by Grondmaster]
"There are people who don't have the nerve to be happy." Bardoux
The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.
Winston Churchill
Ha Ha Ha Smilie

Ok perhaps this is not what you'd call the most friendly quote, but nevertheless I think it's a good one. And because it's from Oscar Wilde, it's acceptable, I think...

"Women are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly." Oscar Wilde
I love: "Elves and Dragons! Cabbages and Potatoes are better for you and me." From the Gaffer... actually, I'd love to see an entire book about the Gaffer - I imagine it would be very entertaining in that sort of Doolittle way (see Pigmalion).

But my all time favorite quote is: "Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun." from Army of Darkness... I could quote many of those lines.

Another good one that I used to use a lot in my youth is: Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?
These are good~

"I wish the Ring had never come to me."
"So do I. 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 time time that is given us."~ Gandalf the Grey Read Smilie

"Even the very wise cannot see all ends."~Gandalf the Grey

"I know less than half of you, half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you, half as well as you deserve!"~Bilbo Baggins

"Every time you open your mouth you put you foot in it!"~Samwise Gamgee

"Not all tears are of evil."~Gandalf the White

Welcome to the forum Gilwen. Smile Smilie

That quote of Bilbo's always makes me laugh. I have always assumed it was a left-handed compliment, but everytime I've try to analyze its actual content, I've gotten confused, which I think was Tolkien's point. Ha Ha Ha Smilie

It was said in the same vein as the gift-giving a little latter on, in the chapter, things Bilbo always wanted to say, but was too polite to do. Angel Smilie
You can find a wondeful quote about hate and love in the signature of Anilorak!!
But it is the Black Captain that defeats us. Few will stand and abide even the rumour of his coming. His own folk quail at him and they would slay themselves at his bidding.
"Then I am needed there more than here," said Gandalf, and rode off at once
You can find a wondeful quote about hate and love in the signature of Anilorak!!

Yes, I like that quote too !!
Just in case Anilorak someday changes his signature, I'll post it here.
No hatred, no vengeance, no neglect is passed on forever; it must come to rest somewhere, to vanish in the eternity of time or to die under the weight of love.
Cool Smilie Does anyone know from whence it came?
Thank you GRondy!
Anilorak actually DID remove his signature... And I regretted so much that I did not copy this quote!
Anilorak, please, could you tell us who is the postAuthorID of that saying? I seem to remember that it was mentioned in yoyr signature!
Oops! I messed up again. :0: Anilorak actually attributed his signature to Dennis L. McKiernan, I just missed it when I copied the sig from his member information page. Sorry Anilorak. Sad Smilie However, I still don't recognize the name; what was his claim to fame and where did he make the statement?

Creativity is not a pretty sight

Descibes my living conditions perfectly. Ha Ha Ha Smilie
"I love deadlines, I love the whooshing noise they make as they go past." - Douglas Noel Adams 1952-2001, still sadly missed by millions.
And will be forever. Sad Smilie

Those are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others. Groucho Marx 1890-1977
"To die - to sleep; to sleep - perchance of a dream, ay, there's the rub. For in that sleep of death what dreams may come?"
William Shakespeare - Hamlet
Ninety percent of everything is crap.
--Theodore Sturgeon
"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast." Oscar Wilde (I love this guy!)


" Men are all the same, 'sep some of 'em have prison records and some of 'em don't " - Cindi Lauper

Poor girl.
Remember: Silly is a state of Mind, Stupid is a way of Life.
Dave Butler
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