The Fellowship of the Ring
Important Quotations Explained
wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
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.
For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”
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.”
that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost . . .
so it seemed to them: Lórien was slipping backward, like a bright
ship masted with enchanted trees, sailing on to forgotten shores,
while they sat helpless upon the margin of the grey and leafless
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