J.r.r. Tolkien Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old j.r.r. tolkien quotes, j.r.r. tolkien sayings, and j.r.r. tolkien proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


But he that sows lies in the end shall not lack of a harvest, and soon he may rest from toil indeed, while others reap and sow in his stead.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

Why must you speak your thoughts? Silence, if fair words stick in your throat, would serve all our ends better.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

Not all those who wander are lost.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

Short cuts make long delays.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

He should not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the nightfall.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

If by my life or death I can protect you, I will.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

Farewell, they cried, 'Wherever you fare till your eyries receive you at the journey's end!' That is the polite thing to say among eagles.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

Not all those who wander are lost.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

A good vocabulary is not acquired by reading books written according to some notion of the vocabulary of one's age group. It comes from reading books above one.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

In account after account of exorcisms the demonic voices will propound nihilism of one variety or another.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

From the ashes, a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

Who cannot understand your silence, cannot understand your words.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

Not all those who wander are lost.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?     

J.R.R. Tolkien

Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

The doom lies in yourself, not in your name.     

J.R.R. Tolkien