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Nobody believes me when I say that my long book is an attempt to create a world in which a form of language agreeable to my personal aesthetic might seem real. But it is true.


J.R.R. Tolkien

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Gollum merece la muerte. La merece, sin duda. Muchos de los que viven merecen morir y algunos de los...
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Let go! Gollum,' he said. 'This is Sting. You have seen it before once upon a time. Let go, or you'l...
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Yes, perhaps, yes' said Gollum. 'Sméagol always helps, if they asks - if they asks nicely.'
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It was at this point that Bilbo stopped. Going on from there was the bravest thing he ever did. The ...
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You certainly usually find something if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were ...
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Si addormentò subito profondamente, dimenticando tutte le sue preoccupazioni fino al mattino. Per l...
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The treacherous are ever distrustful.
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Eomer said, 'How is a man to judge what to do in such times?'
As he has ever judged,' said Arag...
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Do we walk in legends or on the green earth in the daylight?'

A man may do both,' said Ar...
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And sometimes you didn't want to know the end… because how could the end be happy?
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And the ship went out into the High Sea and passed into the West, until at last on a night of rain F...
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Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our fellowship in Middle...
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At length the Lady Galadriel released them from her eyes, and she smiled. ‘Do not let your hearts ...
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Farewell, and may the blessing of Elves and Men and all Free Folk go with you.
May the stars sh...
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For so sworn good or evil an oath may not be broken and it shall pursue oathkeeper and oathbreaker t...
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I have no help to send, therefore I must go myself.
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Aragorn: Hold your ground, hold your ground. Sons of Gondor, of Rohan, my brothers. I see in your ey...
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But whenever I say that I will do this or that, it looks very different when the time comes.
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He [Bilbo] used often to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs we...
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The Eleven king looked sternly upon Thorin, when he was brought before him, and asked him many quest...
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The realm of fairy-story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things: all manner of beasts...
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And so they stood on the walls of the City of Gondor, and a great wind rose and blew, and their hair...
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wandering in the summer in the woods of Neldoreth [Beren] came upon Lúthien, daughter of Thingol an...
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Indeed if fish had fish-lore and Wise-fish, it is probable that the business of anglers would be ver...
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Even when a prohibition in a fairy-story is guessed to be derived from some taboo once practised lon...
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"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkenss." ~
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A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid.
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Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.
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Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.
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I have claimed that Escape is one of the main functions of fairy-stories, and since I do not disappr...
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So it begins.
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Now and again he spoke to those that served him and thanked them in their own language. They smiled ...
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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 cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old and...
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Short cuts make long delays,’ argued Pippin.
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Ring a ding dillo del! derry, del, my hearties! If you come soon you'll find breakfast on the table....
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Indeed in nothing is the power of the Dark Lord more clearly shown than in the estrangement that div...
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Bilbo’s Last Song

Day is ended, dim my eyes,
But journey long before me lies.
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It was an evil doom that set her in his path. For she is a fair maiden, fairest lady of a house of q...
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All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is stro...
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End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path. One that we all must take.
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