Profound Paragraphs IX

Today is a 2-For. I have been listening to the audible version of The Fellowship of The Rings, and it has been an absolute delight. Listening to it gives a whole new perspective and feeling to the beautifully written words.

I am ever in awe of the brilliance of J.R.R Tolkien, and forever will be. 

“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.”

“Deserves it! I daresay he does. 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.”

This audio rendition is absolutely amazing, the narrator is astounding.

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

Both of these paragraphs are so wonderfully thought provoking and reflective. I love that Tolkien can take us into the fantasy realm
full of beauty and adventure, yet his words still
strike home in the most relevant ways.

What “Fellowship” quote resonates with you? If you can choose just one 😉

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11 thoughts on “Profound Paragraphs IX

  1. “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.” 😀

    I’ve also always liked Frodo’s defiance and regretted it was cut from the movie. “…you shall have neither the Ring nor me.”

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  2. Those words you quote could have been pronounced this week after the 14th of july killings in Nice or the salying of an old priest in a church… All we have to do is to decide what to do with the time tiven to us…

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