The Tolkien Quote Database
Quotes tagged Sayings
"He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom."
Gandalf
J.R.R. Tolkien, Council of Elrond, The Fellowship of the Ring
"It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him."
J.R.R. Tolkien, Inside Information, The Hobbit
"It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish."
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Mirror of Galadriel, The Fellowship of the Ring
"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 Túrin, The Children of Hurin