J.R.R Tolkien is a well-known author and one of his remarkable works is the trilogy, the Lord of the Rings. He all made our childhood fun and magical but further he is also giving us a message on how we should live our lives to the fullest. He stated, “All we have to decide is what to do the time that is given to us.”

If you want to get further inspired with his words of wisdom, get these JRR Tolkien quotes now and make it a habit to read them. These JRR Tolkien quotes will make us see life as it is, it may be challenging but exciting, it may be full of struggles but at the same time full of lessons. These JRR Tolkien quotes are what we need to keep going in our lives, because nobody promised us that everything will be easy. However, these obstacles would keep us stronger and better individuals.

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JRR Tolkien Quotes

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

  • The original ‘Hobbit’ was never intended to have a sequel – Bilbo ‘remained very happy to the end of his days and those were extraordinarily long': a sentence I find an almost insuperable obstacle to a satisfactory link.

  • I should like to save the Shire, if I could – though there have been times when I thought the inhabitants too stupid and dull for words, and have felt that an earthquake or an invasion of dragons might be good for them.

  • The proper study of Man is anything but Man; and the most improper job of any man, even saints (who at any rate were at least unwilling to take it on), is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity.jrr tolkien quotes

  • All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.

  • I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

  • You have been chosen, and you must therefore use such strength and heart and wits as you have.

  • 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.jrr tolkien quotes

  • 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.

  • If you really want to know what Middle-earth is based on, it’s my wonder and delight in the earth as it is, particularly the natural earth.

  • Not all those who wander are lost.

  • Hobbits are an unobtrusive but very ancient people, more numerous formerly than they are today; for they love peace and quiet and good tilled earth: a well-ordered and well-farmed countryside was their favourite haunt.jrr tolkien quotes

  • Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.

  • A pen is to me as a beak is to a hen.

  • Courage is found in unlikely places.

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

  • It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.

  • Many children make up, or begin to make up, imaginary languages. I have been at it since I could write.jrr tolkien quotes

  • Don’t go getting mixed up in the business of your betters, or you’ll land in trouble too big for you.

  • It may be the part of a friend to rebuke a friend’s folly.

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

  • I dislike Allegory – the conscious and intentional allegory – yet any attempt to explain the purport of myth or fairytale must use allegorical language.jrr tolkien quotes

  • ‘I wish life was not so short,’ he thought. ‘Languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about.’

  • It is plain indeed that in spite of later estrangement Hobbits are relatives of ours: far nearer to us than Elves, or even than Dwarves. Of old they spoke the languages of Men, after their own fashion, and liked and disliked much the same things as Men did. But what exactly our relationship is can no longer be discovered.

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

  • In October 1920 I went to Leeds as Reader in English Language, with a free commission to develop the linguistic side of a large and growing School of English Studies, in which no regular provision had as yet been made for the linguistic specialist.jrr tolkien quotes

  • I don’t like allegories.

  • Myth and fairy-story must, as all art, reflect and contain in solution elements of moral and religious truth (or error), but not explicit, not in the known form of the primary ‘real’ world.

  • A friend of mine tells that I talk in shorthand and then smudge it.

  • Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes.jrr tolkien quotes

  • A safe fairyland is untrue to all worlds.

  • A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid.

  • Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.

  • Middle English is an exciting field – almost uncharted, I begin to think, because as soon as one turns detailed personal attention on to any little corner of it, the received notions and ideas seem to crumple up and fall to pieces – as far as language goes, at any rate.

  • They say it is the first step that costs the effort. I do not find it so. I am sure I could write unlimited ‘first chapters’. I have indeed written many.jrr tolkien quotes

  • Short cuts make long delays.

  • I never liked Hans Christian Andersen because I knew he was always getting at me.

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