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List of 52 nominated quotes

In the last two meetings it was decided to draw up a list of 52 or more quotes in order to have fresh quotes for an entire year. So anyone should feel free to add quotes to the following list or comment on them:

"He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom."
The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Council of Elrond"

"To crooked eyes truth may wear a wry face."
The Two Towers, "The King of the Golden Hall"

"Perilous to us all are the devices of an art deeper than we possess ourselves."
The Two Towers, "The Palantir"

"He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom."
The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Council of Elrond"

"It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule.""
The Return of the King, "The Last Debate"

"You'll find his will and all the other documents in there, I think, "said the wizard.
"You are the master of Bag End now. And also, I fancy, you'll find a golden ring."
"
The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"

"Morgoth held hurled aloft Grond, Hammer of the Underworld, and swung it down like a bolt of thunder. But Fingolfin sprang aside, and Grond rent a mighty pit in the earth, whence smoke and fire darted. Many times Morgoth essayed to smite him, and each time Fingolfin leaped away, as a lightning shoots from under dark cloud; and he wounded Morgoth with seven wounds, and seven times Morgoth gave a cry of anguish, whereat the hosts of Angband fell upon their faces in dismay, and the cries echoed in the Northlands."
J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"

"Indeed in nothing is the power of the Dark Lord more clearly shown than in the estrangement that divides all those who still oppose him."
The Fellowship of the Ring, "Lothlórien"

"For the Elves the world moves, and it moves both very swift and very slow. Swift, because they themselves change little, and all else fleets by: it is a grief to them. Slow, because they do not count the running years, not for themselves."
The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Great River"

"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."
The Two Towers, "The Window on the West"

"'Proudfeet!' shouted an elderly hobbit from the back of the pavillion. His name, of course, was Proudfoot, and well merited; his feet were large, exceptionally furry, and both were on the table."
― "A Long-expected Party"

"It was Sam's first view of a battle of Men against Men, and he did not like it much. He was glad that he could not see the dead face. He wondered what the man's name was and where he came from; and if he was really evil of heart, or what lies or threats had led him on the long march from his home; and if he would not really rather have stayed there in peace-all in a flash of thought which was quickly driven from his mind."
― "Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit"

"'Master Meriadoc,' said Aragorn, 'if you think that I have passed through the mountains and the realm of Gondor with fire and sword to bring herbs to a careless soldier who throws away his gear, you are mistaken. If your pack has not been found, then you must send for the herb-master of this House. And he will tell you that he did not know that the herb you desire had any virtues, but that it is called westmansweed by the vulgar, and galenas by the noble, and other names in other tongues more learned, and after adding a few half-forgotten rhymes that he does not understand, he will regretfully inform you that there is none in the House, and he will leave you to reflect on the history of tongues. And so now must I. For I have not slept in such a bed as this, since I rode from Dunharrow, nor eaten since the dark before dawn.'"
― "The Houses of Healing"

"When you think of the great Battle of Pelennor, do not forget the Battle of Dale. Think of what might have been. Dragon-fire and savage swords in Eriador! There might be no Queen in Gondor. We might now only hope to return from the victory here to ruin and ash. But that has been averted – because I met Thorin Oakenshield one evening on the edge of spring not far from Bree. A chance-meeting, as we say in Middle-earth."
― "The Quest of Erebor"

"It is useless to meet revenge with revenge: it will heal nothing."
― "The Scouring of the Shire"

"I count many things: stars in sky, leaves on trees, men in the dark. You have a score of scores counted ten times and five. They have more. Big fight, and who will win? And many more walk round walls of Stone-houses."
― "The Ride of the Rohirrim"

"But no living man am I! You look upon a woman. Eowyn I am, Eomund's daughter. You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him."
― "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"

"For upon that road I was put to shame: Gimli Gloin's son, who had deemed himself more tough than Men, and hardier under earth than any Elf. But neither did I prove; and I was held to the road only by the will of Aragorn."
― "The Last Debate"

"Dwarf-coat, elf-cloak, blade of the downfallen West, and spy from the little rat-land of the Shire, nay; do not start! We know it well - here are the marks of a conspiracy. Now, maybe he that bore these things was a creature that you would not grieve to lose, and maybe otherwise: one dear to you, perhaps? If so, take swift counsel with what little wit is left to you. For Sauron does not love spies, and what his fate shall be depends now on your choice."
― "The Black Gate Opens"

"[...] let him not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the nightfall."
― "The Council of Elrond"

"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. For even the very wise cannot see all ends."
― "The Shadow of the Past"

"Tall ships and tall kings
Three times three,
What brought they from the foundered land
Over the flowing sea?
Seven stars and seven stones
And one white tree.
"
― "The Palantír"

"The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater."
― "Lothlórien"

"And now at last it comes. You will give me the Ring freely! In place of the Dark Lord you will set up a Queen. And I shall not be dark, but beautiful and terrible as the Morning and the Night! Fair as the Sea and the Sun and the Snow upon the Mountain! Dreadful as the Storm and the Lightning! Stronger than the foundations of the earth. All shall love me and despair!"
― "The Mirror of Galadriel"

"It is no good trying to escape you. But I'm glad, Sam. I cannot tell you how glad. Come along! It is plain that we were meant to go together. We will go, and may the others find a safe road!"
― "The Breaking of the Fellowship"

"Despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not."
― "The Council of Elrond"

Featured Quote Nominations

There have never really been any standards for a Featured Quote, but let us begin. Following the general model of the Featured Article, let's specify a nomination followed by five affirmative votes; state either Agree or Disagree. The nominated quote should not exceed a single paragraph.

Tolkien's Own

"The Hobbits are just rustic English people, made small in size because it reflects the generally small reach of their imagination --not the small reach of their courage or latent power."
J.R.R. Tolkien
Disagree; though, yes, Tolkien wrote them all, the first and third are in-universe and should thus be attributed to their respective characters. -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 07:56, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
Undecided -I think if you add "- not the small reach of their courage or latent power" to the end, then I might agree.-- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  17:00, 19 February 2009 (UTC)
Disagree; I think a quote which is more "profound" on the nature of Hobbits would be better --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 14:13, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

Fingolfin v. Morgoth

"Morgoth held hurled aloft Grond, Hammer of the Underworld, and swung it down like a bolt of thunder. But Fingolfin sprang aside, and Grond rent a mighty pit in the earth, whence smoke and fire darted. Many times Morgoth essayed to smite him, and each time Fingolfin leaped away, as a lightning shoots from under dark cloud; and he wounded Morgoth with seven wounds, and seven times Morgoth gave a cry of anguish, whereat the hosts of Angband fell upon their faces in dismay, and the cries echoed in the Northlands."
J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"

I know it's a longer one - and I don't mind it being made shorter (in fact it probably is a bit too long; maybe from "Many times..." onwards) - but I just love it because I have a natural bias towards Fingolfin! Indeed, any of the quotes from this paragraph or the subsequent couple of paragraphs would, I think, be excellent because it captures a key even in the history of Arda with Tolkien's excellent literary skill. Also, would be good to have a quote about a non-Third Age event. Proposed by: --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 20:20, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

Agree: I like the quote in full. It gives a good idea of the tone of Sil. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 22:32, 31 December 2009 (UTC)
Agree: Great Quote! Good to have a quote from The Silmarillion... -- Eldarion Telcontar 21:04, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Gandalf at The Last Debate

"It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule.""
The Last Debate

Proposed by: -- Eldarion Telcontar

Agree - I like this, it reminds me of my favourite "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us". --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 14:15, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

Gandalf on the Departure of Bilbo

"You'll find his will and all the other documents in there, I think, "said the wizard.
"You are the master of Bag End now. And also, I fancy, you'll find a golden ring."
"
The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"

Proposed by: -- Breragor (TalkContribsEdits)

Agree: I like this quote because it tells how Frodo gets the ring. It's great how relaxed Gandalf tells Frodo that he has inherited the most powerful object in middle-earth... -- Eldarion Telcontar 23:07, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
Agree: I love how nonchalant Gandalf is here, it's a good reflection of his true character. If I can agree to my own nomination, then here it is! --Breragor (TalkContribsEdits) 20:54, 3 April 2010 (UTC)
Undecided: Maybe just the the second line only (if we follow the rules above, we shouldn't have more than one paragraph). --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 14:16, 24 September 2010 (UTC)