The Tolkien Quote Database
Quotes tagged Life
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."
Thorin
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return Journey, The Hobbit
"A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it."
Sador on loosing a leg by accident after fleeing battle
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Childhood of Tķrin, The Children of Hurin
"It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule."
Gandalf
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Last Debate, The Return of the King
"He often used to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep and every path was its tributary. 'Itís a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,' he used to say. 'You step into the Road, and if you donít keep your feet, there is no telling where you might be swept off to.'"
Frodo Baggins
J.R.R. Tolkien, Three Is Company, The Fellowship of the Ring