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JRR Tolkien Quotes About Life | Author of The Hobbit

JRR Tolkien is an exceptional author. Being a Lord of the Rings fan I am proud to put together this list of quotes by Tolkien regarding life.

I find his quotes to be extremely enlightening and use some of them as guiding principals in my life. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

JRR Tolkien Life Quotes


Not all those who wander are lost.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers


A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.

J.R.R. Tolkien


The wide world is all about you; you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out.

J.R.R. Tolkien


I have no help to send, therefore I must go myself.

J.R.R. Tolkien


False hopes are more dangerous than fears.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Children of Hurin


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.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


“I 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.”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


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

J.R.R. Tolkien


War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers


I will not say, do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.

J.R.R. Tolkien


Hope is not victory.

J.R.R. Tolkien


There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit


Yet in doubt a man of worth will trust to his own wisdom.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

*Which one of these “Quotes by JRR Tolkien” did you like best? Do you know of any other quality quotes that could compete for the top 15? Please share in the comments!

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