The Fellowship of the Ring Quotes II

>> Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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Raising his right hand he said in a clear and commanding voice: Wake now my merry lads! Wake and hear me calling!/Warm now be heart and limb! The cold stone is fallen;/Dark door is standing wide; dead hand is broken./Night under Night is flown, and the Gate is open!

All that is gold does not glitter,/Not all those who wander are lost;/The old that is strong does not wither,/Deep roots are not reached by the frost./From the ashes a fire shall be woken,/A light from the shadows shall spring;/Renewed shall be blade that was broken,/The crownless again shall be king.

'Morning, Longshanks!' he said. 'Off early? Found some friends at last?'
Strider nodded, but did not answer. 'Morning, my little friends!' he said to the others. 'I suppose you know who you've taken up with? That's Stick-at-naught Strider, that is! Though I've heard other names not so pretty. Watch out tonight! And you, Sammie, don't go ill-treating my poor old pony. Pah!' He spat again.
Sam turned quickly. 'And you, Ferny,' he said, 'put your ugly face out of sight, or it will get hurt.' With a sudden flick, quick as lightning, an apple left his hand and hit Bill square on the nose. He ducked too late, and curses came from behind the hedge. 'Waste of a good apple,' said Sam regretfully, and strode on.

'I am learning a lot about Sam Gamgee on this journey. First he was a conspirator, now he's a jester. He'll end up by becoming a wizard-or a warrior!'
'I hope not,' said Sam. 'I don't want to be neither!'
 
'Hurray!' cried Pippin, springing up. 'Here is our noble cousin! Make way for Frodo, Lord of the Ring!'
'Hush!' said Gandalf from the shadows at the back of the porch. 'Evil things do not come into this valley; but all the same we should not name them. The Lord of the Ring is not Frodo, but the master of the Dark Tower of Mordor, whose power is again stretching out over the world. We are sitting in a fortress. Outside it is getting Dark.'
'Gandalf has been saying many cheerful things like that,' said Pippin. 'He thinks I need keeping in order.'
 
'If I understand aright all that I have heard,' he said, 'I think that this task is appointed for you, Frodo; and that if you do not find a way, no one will.'
 
'Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens,' said Gimli.
'Maybe,' said Elrond, 'but let him not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the nightfall.'
'Yet sworn word may strengthen quaking heart,' said Gimli.
'Or break it,' said Elrond.
 
'I have it!' he cried. 'Of course, of course! Absurdly simple, like most riddles when you see the answer.'
 
'But this I will say to you: your Quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little and it will fail, to the ruin of all.'
 
A lord of wisdom throned he sat,/swift in anger, quick to laugh;/an old man in a battered hat/who leaned upon a thorny staff. /He stood upon the bridge alone /and Fire and Shadow both defied;/his staff was broken on the stone,/in Khazad-dum his wisdom died.

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I Am An Otter

You're an otter, mate! Another good friend of Redwall, you are a natural swimmer and a deadly fighter especially with a long bow or javellin. Camp Willow is your home, just as Redwall is your second home. You have a good heart and a strong sense of loyalty. You absolutely love Shrimp and Hotroot soup, living by the motto "Ain't nothing 'otter for an Otter!".

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