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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


J.R.R. Tolkien

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My armor is like tenfold shields, my teeth are swords, my claws spears, the shock of my tail a thund...
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PIPPIN: I didn't think it would end this way.

GANDALF: End? No, the journey doesn't end h...
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Farewell," they cried, "Wherever you fare till your eyries receive you at the journey's end!" That i...
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The way is shut. It was made by those who are Dead, and the Dead keep it, until the time comes. The ...
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Fare well we call to hearth and hall
Though wind may blow and rain may fall
We must away e...
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As the hound follows the hare, never ceasing in its running, ever drawing nearer in the chase, with ...
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A box without hinges, key, or lid,
Yet golden treasure inside is hid.
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May the hair on your toes never fall out!
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You have nice manners for a thief and a liar," said the dragon.
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The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places.
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Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo you fool!
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Truly songs and tales fall utterly short of the reality, O Smaug the Chiefest and greatest of Calami...
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No dragon can resist the fascination of riddling talk and of wasting time trying to understand it.
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For myself, I find I become less cynical rather than more--remembering my own sins and follies; and ...
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For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a smal...
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We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also re...
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I don’t know,’ said Frodo. ‘It came to me then, as if I was making it up; but I may have heard...
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It was Sam's first view of a battle of Men against Men, and he did not like it much. He was glad tha...
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For if joyful is the fountain that rises in the sun, its springs are in the wells of sorrow unfathom...
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The others cast themselves down upon the fragrant grass, but Frodo stood awhile still lost in wonder...
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What a pity that Bilbo did not stab that vile creature, when he had a chance!'
Pity? It was Pit...
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I thought all the trees were whispering to each other, passing news and plots along in an unintellig...
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He never had any real hope in the affair from the beginning;but being a cheerful hobbit he had not n...
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Getting rid of dragons is not at all in my line, but I will do my best to think about it. Personally...
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Books ought to have good endings.
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I wish I was at home in my nice hole by the fire, with the kettle just beginning to sing!
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some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in j...
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Through Rohan over fen and field where the long grass grows
The West Wind goes walking, and abo...
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Journey’s end

In western lands beneath the Sun
The flowers may rise in Spring,
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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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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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