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I desired dragons with a profound desire. Of course, I in my timid body did not wish to have them in the neighborhood. But the world that contained even the imagination of Fáfnir was richer and more beautiful, at whatever the cost of peril.


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All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon Our Lady.
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Et Eärello Endorenna utúlien. Sinome maruvan ar Hildinyar tenn’ Ambar-metta!
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In this hour, I do not believe that any darkness will endure.
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I threw down my enemy, and he fell from the high place and broke the mountain-side where he smote it...
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Out of doubt, out of dark to the day’s rising I came singing in the sun, sword unsheathing.To hope...
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Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.
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...to crooked eyes truth may wear a wry face.
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But fear no more! I would not take this thing, if it lay by the highway. Not were Minas Tirith falli...
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A man inherited a field in which was an accumulation of old stone, part of an older hall. Of the old...
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Why should a man be scorned, if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get out and go home? Or if, ...
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And so Gollum found them hours later, when he returned, crawling and creeping down the path out of t...
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Let him not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the nightfall.
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Justice is not Healing. Healing cometh only by suffering and patience, and maketh no demand, not eve...
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Yes" Said Gandalf; "for it will be better to ride back three together than one alone. Well, here at ...
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Time doesn't seem to pass here: it just is.
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Here was one with an air of high nobility such as Aragorn at times revealed, less high perhaps, yet ...
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My friend, you had horses, and deed of arms, and the free fields; but she, being born in the body of...
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Few other griefs amid the ill chances of this world have more bitterness and shame for a man's heart...
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Arise, arise, Riders of Théoden!
Fell deeds awake, fire and slaughter!
spear shall be sha...
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It is useless to meet revenge with revenge; it will heal nothing.
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Where and what are Helm’s Deep and all the rest of it?” said Merry. “I don’t know anything a...
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Now when Túrin learnt from Finduilas of what had passed, he was wrathful, and he said to Gwindor: '...
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Sam: I wonder if we'll ever be put into songs or tales. Frodo: [turns around] What? Sam: I wonder if...
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I am not going to tell you my name, not yet at any rate.' A queer half-knowing, half-humorous look c...
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But you comfort me, Gimli, I'm glad to have you standing nigh with your stout legs and your hard axe...
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Here you find us sitting on a field of victory, amid the plunder of armies, and you wonder how we ca...
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Shall we mourn here deedless forever a shadow-folk mist-haunting dropping vain tears in the thankles...
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I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations...
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Už to nemůže trvat dlouho, než skřeti zdolají bránu a všechny nás pobijí nebo zaženou dol...
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Is everything sad going to come untrue?
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Being a cheerful hobbit, he had not needed hope, as long as despair could be postponed.
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Curse us and crush us, my precious is lost!
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What have I got in my pocket?" he said aloud. He was talking to himself, but Gollum thought it was a...
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Sorry! I don't want any adventures, thank you. Not Today. Good morning! But please come to tea -any ...
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Rover did not know in the least where the moon's path led to, and at present he was much too frighte...
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All your long years we have been friends. Trust me as you once did, let it go
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El camino sigue y sigue
desde la puerta.
El camino ha ido muy lejos,
y que otros lo s...
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You take after Bilbo,' said Gandalf. 'There is more about you than meets the eye, as I said of him l...
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Then Frodo came forward and took the crown from Faramir and bore it to Gandalf; and Aragorn knelt, a...
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I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as wel...
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From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall...
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Yes, I am here. And you are lucky to be here too after all the absurd things you've done since you l...
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I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.
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The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has...
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Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate
And though I oft have p...
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It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt,
It lies behind stars ...
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Never laugh at live dragons.
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Handsome is as handsome does
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But I am the real Strider, fortunately. I am Aragorn son of Arathorn; and if by life or death I can ...
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Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
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Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
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Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away ere break ...
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But you speak of Master Gandalf, as if he was in a story that had come to an end.'

'Yes...
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“But that’s not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the ...
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! Elbereth Gilthoniel! silivren penna míriel o menel aglar elenath! We still remember, we who dwell...
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The wise speak only of what they know.
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The wolf that one hears is worse than the orc that one fears.
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"Be he foe or friend, be he foul or clean, Brood of Morgoth, or Bright Vala, Elda or Maia or Afterco...
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It is the job that is never started that takes longest to finish.
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For she is a fair maiden, fairest lady of a house of queens. And yet I know not how I should speak o...
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You can only come to the morning through the shadows.
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Fair speech may hide a foul heart.
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There are many powers in the world, for good or for evil. Some are greater than I am. Against some I...
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The one had leaves of dark green that beneath were as shining silver, and from each of his countless...
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Deep roots are not reached by frost.
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Tolkien offers sympathy, surrender, friendship and, most of all, forgiveness.
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It is a dangerous business going out your front door.
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