Tolkien ~ The Shire ~ Quotes

Bilbo Baggins – The Hobbit, Chapter 2
“Bother burgling and everything to do with it! I wish I was at home in my nice hole by the fire with the kettle just beginning to sing!”

Elrond
“This is the hour of the Shire-folk, when they arise from their quiet fields to shake the towers and the counsels of the Great.”

Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate
And though I oft have passed them by
The day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon and East of the Sun

5 thoughts on “Tolkien ~ The Shire ~ Quotes

  1. Beautiful! I am currently listening to the Fellowship of the Ring (I listen as I cook, clean, do laundry, etc.) Frodo and Aragorn have just left the beauty of Cerin Amroth. I can see it in my mind’s eye.

    I am also currently reading The Silmarillion. I am just now getting to the part where Feanor leads the rebellion against the Valar and the subsequent flight of the Noldor, up to the Curse of the Kingslaying. This is much harder for me to “see” but I as I read, I “feel” it.

    Tolkien was a genius, a master.

  2. Hi Kim,
    I just got back to Seattle last night and opened my Amazon box so I could give Katie her copy of The Children of Hurin and the beautiful bookmark you made. She was thrilled. Just might have to post a photo soon…
    Tolkien was blessed by God with his genius mind and I thank God for him!

  3. Thank you everyone!!! I got my LOTR Trilogy and The Hobbit books from a Canadian friend. Reading the books completely changed my life. Tolkien is truly a genius who can touch your heart and soul. He wrote the books more than 50 years ago and we’re still affected by them. His novels are like a good bottle of vintage wine, they’re not meant to be read speedily but rather with contemplation and ease. One of my favorite quotes: “All that is gold does not glitter, Not all who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep root is not reached by frost.” The quote sort of refers to Tolkien and his books, for me at least. Have a nice day you all.

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