J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes
A collection of quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien.
J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) was an English writer, poet, and university professor. He is best known as the author of the epic fantasy novels "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings." Born in South Africa, Tolkien moved to England as a child and developed a passion for languages and mythology. He served in World War I and later became a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University. Tolkien's richly imagined Middle-earth, with its intricate history and vibrant characters, has captivated readers worldwide and established him as one of the most influential fantasy authors of all time.
And all the host laughed and wept, and in the midst of their merriment and tears the clear voice of the minstrel rose like silver and gold, and all men were hushed. And he sang to them, now in the Elven-tongue, now in the speech of the West, until their hearts, wounded with sweet words, overflowed, and their joy was like swords, and they passed in thought out to regions where pain and delight flow together and tears are the very wine of blessedness.
Each day before the end of eveshe sought her lover, nor would him leave,until the stars were dimmed, and daycame glimmering eastward silver-grey.Then trembling-veiled she would appear,and dance before him, half in fear;there flitting just before his feetshe gently chid with laughter sweet:'Come! dance now, Beren, dance with me!For fain thy dancing I would see!
There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tower high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. 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.