Yes, I havent posted quotes from my latest reading of Lord of the Rings in a while...in fact, I took a giant break from reading it...but after reading three other books I am finally back...and OH...is it good :-)
So, without further ado...here are a few more of the tidbits that stood out to me, either because they were just TOO beautiful or they spoke directly to my own life...ENJOY!
"(Gimli), hearing the names given in his own ancient tongue, looked up and met her eyes; and it seemed to him that he looked suddenly into the heart of an enemy and saw there love and understanding."
"...yet when he tried to repeat (the Elves song) to Sam only snatches remained, faded as a handful of withered leaves."
" ( Lothlorien) is like being at home and on a holiday at the same time, if you understand me. I dont want to leave."
"Seeing is both good and perilous."
"I count you blessed, Gimli son of Gloin, for your loss you suffer of your own free will, and you might have chosen otherwise, But you have not forsaken your companions, and the least reward that you shall have is that the memory of Lothlorien shall remain ever clean and unstained in your heart, and shall neither fade nor grow stale."
"'It would seem like wisdom but for the warnding of my heart.'
'Warning? What warning?', said Boromir sharply.
'Against delay. Against the way that seems easier. Against refusal of the burden that is laid on me. Against-well, if it must be said, against trust in the strength and truth of Men.'"
"Suddenly he was aware of himself again. Frodo, neither the Voice nor the Eye: free to choose, and with one remaining instant in which to do so. He took the Ring off his finger."
"( The Riders of Rohan) are proud and wilful, but they are true-hearted, generous in thought and deed; bold but not cruel; wise but unlearned, writing no books but singing many songs, after the manner of the children of Men before the Dark Years."
"(Aragorn) seemed to have grown in stature while Eomer had shrunk; and in his living face they caught a brief vision of the power and majesty of the kings of stone."
"As he ever has judged,' said Aragorn, 'Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear; nor are they one thing among Elves and Dwarves and another among Men. It is a man's part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house."
"As they walked they compared notes, talking lightly in hobbit-fashion of the things that had happened since their capture. No listener would have guessed from their words that they had suffered cruelly, and been in dire peril going without hope towards torment and death; or that even now, as they knew well, they had little chance of ever finding freind or safety again."
" One felt as if there was an enormous well behind ( Treebeard's eyes), filled up with ages of memory and long, slow steady thinking, but their surfact was sparkling with the present; like sun shimmering on the outer leaves of the vast tree or on the ripples of a very deep lake."
" ( Old Entish) is a very lovely language, but it takes a very long time to say anything in it, because we do not say anything in it, unless it is worthy taking a long time to say, and to listen to."
" I cannot remember that ( Saruman) ever told me anything. And he got more and more like that, his face, as I remember it-I have not seen it in many a day-became like windows in a stone wall; windows with shutters inside."
" I must cool myself and think; for it is easier to shout stop! than to do it."