10 Quotes From ‘Lord of the Rings’ to Prepare for an Adventure

Sometimes you just need a little wisdom to get you through the day and, I’ll tell ya, Tolkien is one of the wisest. Here are ten quirky, optimistic, beautiful, and enlightening quotes from The Lord of the Rings trilogy that we all need. 


1. “Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.”


2. “End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it . . . White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.”


3. “Pay heed to the tales of old wives. It may well be that they alone keep in memory what it was once needful for the wise to know.”


4. “Do not scorn pity that is the gift of a gentle heart.” 


5. “But in the end it’s only a passing thing, this shadow; even darkness must pass.”


6. “It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not. It is wisdom to recognize necessity, when all other courses have been weighed, though as folly it may appear to those who cling to false hope.”


7. “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”


8. “But there, my friends, songs like trees bear fruit only in their own time and their own way: and sometimes they are withered untimely.”


9. “Memory is not what the heart desires. That is only a mirror.”


10. “If that’s being queer, then we could do with a bit more queerness in these parts.”




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