Famous Quotes & Sayings

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes & Sayings

Enjoy reading and share 100 famous quotes about J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf with everyone.

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pinterest Share on Linkedin

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

However it may prove, one must tread the path that need chooses! — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Gandalf, dwarves and Mr. Baggins! We are met together in the house of our friend and fellow conspirator, this most excellent and audacious hobbit - may the hair on his toes never fall out! — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Farewell," they cried, "Wherever you fare till your eyries receive you at the journey's end!" That is the polite thing to say among eagles.
"May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks," answered Gandalf, who knew the correct reply. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Don't be a fool Mr. Baggins if you can help it. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

With a suddenness that startled them all the wizard sprang to his feet. He was laughing! "I have it!" he cried. "Of course, of course! Absurdly simple, like most riddles when you see the answer."
Picking up his staff he stood before the rock and said in a clear voice: Mellon!
The star shone out briefly and faded again. Then silently a great doorway was outlined, though not a crack or joint had been visible before. Slowly it divided in the middle and swung outwards inch by inch, until both doors lay back against the wall. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

I am sorry,' said Frodo. But I am frightened; and I do not feel any pity for Gollum.'
You have not seen him,' Gandalf broke in.
'No, and I don't want to, said Frodo. 'I can't understand you. Do you mean to say that you, and the Elves, have let him live on after all those horrible deeds? Now at any rate he is as bad as an Orc, and just an enemy. He deserves death.'
'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 end. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

PIPPIN: I didn't think it would end this way.
GANDALF: End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.
PIPPIN: What? Gandalf? See what?
GANDALF: White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.
PIPPIN: Well, that isn't so bad.
GANDALF: No. No, it isn't. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

And Gandalf said: This is your realm, and the heart of the greater realm that shall be. The Third Age of the world is ended, and the new age is begun; and it is your task to order its beginning and to preserve what must be preserved. For though much has been saved, much must now pass away; and the power of the Three Rings also is ended. And all the lands that you see, and those that lie round about them, shall be dwellings of Men. For the time comes of the Dominion of Men, and the Elder Kindred shall fade or depart. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Courage will now be your best defence against the storm that is at hand- - that and such hope as I bring. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Gandalf: Confound it all, Samwise Gamgee. Have you been eavesdropping?
Sam: I ain't been droppin' no eaves sir, honest. I was just cutting the grass under the window there, if you'll follow me.
Gandalf: A little late for trimming the verge, don't you think?
Sam: I heard raised voices.
Gandalf: What did you hear? Speak.
Sam: N-nothing important. That is, I heard a good deal about a ring, and a Dark Lord, and something about the end of the world, but ... Please, Mr. Gandalf, sir, don't hurt me. Don't turn me into anything ... unnatural. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

But you speak of Master Gandalf, as if he was in a story that had come to an end.'
'Yes, we do,' said Pippin sadly. 'The story seems to be going on, but I am afraid Gandalf has fallen out of it. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Frodo: I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.
Gandalf: 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 to us. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

No,' said Gandalf. 'That is not the road that you must take. I have spoken words of hope. But only of hope. Hope is not victory. War is upon us and all our friends, a war in which only the use of the Ring could give us surety of victory. It fills me with great sorrow and great fear: for much shall be destroyed and all may be lost. I am Gandalf, Gandalf the White, but Black is mightier still. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

what he had to do, he had to do, if he could, and that whether Faramir or Aragorn or Elrond or Galadriel or Gandalf or anyone else ever knew about it was beside the purpose. He — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Bilbo shut his mouth tight with a snap. "That's right," said Gandalf. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil. - Gandalf the Grey, The Return of the King — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Gandalf answered angrily: "I brought him, and I don't bring things that are of no use. Either you help me to look for him, or I go and leave you here to get out of the mess as best you can yourselves. If we can only find him again, you will thank me before all is over. Whatever did you want to go and drop him for, — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Why was I chosen?'
'Such questions cannot be answered,' said Gandalf. 'You may be sure that it was not for any merit that others do not possess. But you have been chosen, and you must therefore use such strength and heart and wits as you have. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

But you come with tidings of grief and danger, as is your wont, they say.' 'Because I come seldom but when my help is needed,' answered Gandalf. 'And — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

I don't think I know your name.'
'Yes, yes my dear sir and I do know your name Mr. Bilbo Baggins. And you do know my name, though you don't remember that I belong to it. I am Gandalf, and Gandalf means me. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

And the others were thinking equally gloomy thoughts, although when they had said good-bye to Elrond in the high hope of a midsummer morning, they' had spoken gaily of the passage of the mountains, and of riding swift across the lands beyond. They had thought of coming to the secret door in the Lonely Mountain, perhaps that very next first moon of Autumn - 'and perhaps it will be Durin's Day' they had said. Only Gandalf had shaken his head and said nothing. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

I felt that something horrible was near from the moment that my foot first touched the water,' said Frodo. 'What was that thing, or were there many of them?'
'I do not know,' answered Gandalf; 'but the arms were all guided by one purpose. Something has crept, or has been driven out of dark waters under the mountains. There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' He did not speak aloud his thought that whatever it was that dwelt in the lake, it had seized upon Frodo first among all the Company. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Evidently we look so much alike that your desire to make an incurable dent in my hat must be excused. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

I am old, Gandalf. I don't look it, but I am beginning to feel it in my heart of hearts. Well-preserved indeed! Why, I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. That can't be right. I need a change, or something. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Sam looked at his master with approval, but also with surprise: there was a look in his face and a tone in his voice that he had not known before. It had always been a notion of his that the kindness of dear Mr. Frodo was of such a high degree that it must imply a fair measure of blindness. Of course, he also firmly held the incompatible belief that Mr. Frodo was the wisest person in the world (with the possible exception of Old Mr. Bilbo and of Gandalf). — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

In one thing you have not changed, dear friend," said Aragorn: "you still speak in riddles."
"What? In riddles?" said Gandalf. "No! For I was talking aloud to myself. A habit of the old: they choose the wisest person present to speak to; the long explanations needed by the young are wearying. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

yes,' said Frodo. 'But do you remember Gandalf's words: Even Gollum may have something yet to do? But for him, Sam, I could not have destroyed the Ring. The quest would have been in vain, even at the bitter end. So let us forgive him! — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Home is now behind you, the world is ahead! — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Frodo raised his head, and then stood up. Despair had not left him, but the weakness had passed. He even smiled grimly, feeling now as clearly as a moment before he had felt the opposite, that what he had to do, he had to do, if he could, and that whether Faramir or Aragorn or Elrond or Galadriel or Gandalf or anyone else knew about it was beside the purpose. He took his staff in one hand and the phial in his other. When he saw that the clear light was already welling through his fingers, he thrust it into his bosom and held it against his heart. Then turning from the city of Morgul, now no more than a grey glimmer across a dark gulf, he prepared to take the upward road. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

It seemed that Bilbo was not going to be eaten after all. The wizard and the eagle-lord appeared to know one another slightly, and even to be on friendly terms. As a matter of fact Gandalf, who had often been in the mountains, had once rendered a service to the eagles and healed their lord from an arrow-wound. So you see 'prisoners' had meant 'prisoners rescued from the goblins' only, and not captives of the eagles. As Bilbo listened to the talk of Gandalf he realized that at last they were going to escape really and truly from the dreadful mountains. He was discussing plans with the Great Eagle for carrying the dwarves and himself and Bilbo far away and setting them down well on their journey across the plains below. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Those were happier days, when there was still close friendship at times between folk of different race, even between Dwarves and Elves.'
It was not the fault of the Dwarves that the friendship waned,' said Gimli.
I have not heard that it was the fault of the Elves,' said Legolas.
I have heard both,' said Gandalf[.] — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

No, my heart will not yet despair. Gandalf fell and has returned and is with us. We may stand, if only on one leg, or at least be left still upon our knees. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

You take after Bilbo,' said Gandalf. 'There is more about you than meets the eye, as I said of him long ago.' Frodo wondered if the remark meant more than it said — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Gandalf! I thought you were dead! But then I thought I was dead myself. Is everything sad going to come untrue? What's happened to the world?"
A great Shadow has departed," said Gandalf, and then he laughed and the sound was like music, or like water in a parched land; and as he listened the thought came to Sam that he had not heard laughter, the pure sound of merriment, for days upon days without count. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

At last reluctantly Gandalf himself took a hand. Picking up a faggot he held it aloft for a moment, and then with a word of command, naur an edraith ammen! he thrust the end of his staff into the midst of it. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

By some curious chance one morning long ago in the quiet of the world, when there was less noise and more green, and the hobbits were still numerous and prosperous, and Bilbo Baggins was standing at his door after breakfast smoking an enormous long wooden pipe that reached nearly down to his woolly toes (neatly brushed) - Gandalf came by. Gandalf! If you had heard only a quarter of what I have heard about him, and I have only heard very little of all there is to hear, you would be prepared for any sort of remarkable tale. Tales and adventures sprouted up all over the place wherever he went, in the most extraordinary fashion. He had not been down that way under The Hill for ages and ages, not since his friend the Old Took died, in fact, and the hobbits had almost forgotten what he looked like. He had been away over The Hill and across The Water on businesses of his own since they were all small hobbit-boys and hobbit-girls. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

My dear Frodo!' exclaimed Gandalf. 'Hobbits really are amazing creatures, as I have said before. You can learn all that there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you at a pinch. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

I have found that it is the small everyday deed of ordinary folks that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love." ~ Gandalf (J. R. R. Tolkein ~ The Hobbit) — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Gandalf chose to come himself, and he was the first to be lost,' answered Gimli. 'His foresight failed him.' 'The counsel of Gandalf was not founded on foreknowledge of safety, for himself or for others,' said Aragorn. 'There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark. But — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

I want to see mountains again, Gandalf, mountains, and then find somewhere where I can rest. In peace and quiet, without a lot of relatives prying around, and a string of confounded visitors hanging on the bell. I might find somewhere where I can finish my book. I have thought of a nice ending for it: and he lived happily ever after to the end of his days. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Gandalf put his hand on Pippin's head. "There never was much hope," he answered. "Just a fool's hope, as I have been told. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Good Morning!" said Bilbo, and he meant it. The sun was shining, and the grass was very green. But Gandalf looked at him from under long bushy eyebrows that stuck out further than the brim of his shady hat.
"What do you mean?" he said. "Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?"
"All of them at once," said Bilbo. "And a very fine morning for a pipe of tobacco out of doors, into the bargain.
...
"Good morning!" he said at last. "We don't want any adventures here, thank you! You might try over The Hill or across The Water." By this he meant that the conversation was at an end.
"What a lot of things you do use Good morning for!" said Gandalf. "Now you mean that you want to get rid of me, and that it won't be good till I move off. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

But I have so little of any of these things! You are wise and powerful. Will you not take the Ring?"
"No!" cried Gandalf, springing to his feet. "With that power I should have power too great and terrible. And over me the Ring would gain a power still greater and more deadly." His eyes flashed and his face was lit as by a fire within. "Do not tempt me! For I do not wish to become like the Dark Lord himself. Yet the way of the Ring to my heart is by pity, pity for weakness and the desire of strength to do good. Do not tempt me! I dare not take it, not even to keep it safe, unused. The wish to wield it would be too great for my strength. I shall have such need of it. Great perils lie before me. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Indeed you did your best...I hope that it may be long before you find yourself in such a tight corner again between two such terrible old men.
~ Gandalf to Pippin — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

It was in this way that he learned where Gandalf had been to; for he overheard the words of the wizard to Elrond. It appeared that Gandalf had been to a great council of the white wizards, masters of lore and good magic; and that they had at last driven the Necromancer from his dark hold in the south of Mirkwood. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Are you in pain, Frodo?' said Gandalf quietly as he rode by Frodo's side.
'Well, yes I am,' said Frodo. 'It is my shoulder. The wound aches, and the memory of darkness is heavy on me. It was a year ago today.'
'Alas! there are some wounds that cannot be wholly cured,' said Gandalf.
'I fear it may be so with mine,' said Frodo. 'There is no real going back. Though I may come to the Shire, it will not seem the same; for I shall not be the same. I am wounded with knife, sting, and tooth, and a long burden. Where shall I find rest?'
Gandalf did not answer. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

I am Gandalf," said the wizard. "Never heard of him," growled the man. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Gandalf: Often does hatred hurt itself! — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

The treacherous are ever distrustful. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Many folk like to know beforehand what is to be set on the table; but those who have laboured to prepare the feast like to keep their secret; for wonder makes the words of praise louder. - Gandalf — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Go back to the abyss! Fall into nothingness that awaits you and your master! — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

We cannot achieve victory by arms, but by arms we can give the Ring-bearer his only chance, frail though it be. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

What did I tell you, Mr. Pippin?' said Sam, sheathing his sword. 'Wolves won't get him. That was an eye-opener, and no mistake! Nearly singed the hair off my head! — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Saruman," I said, standing away from him, "only one hand at a time can weild the One, and you know that well, so do not trouble to say we! — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Where and what are Helm's Deep and all the rest of it?" said Merry. "I don't know anything about this country."
"Then you'd best learn something, if you wish to understand what is happening," said Gandalf. "But not just now, and not from me: I have too many pressing things to think about."
"All right, I'll tackle Strider at the camp-fire: he's less testy. But why all this secrecy? I though we'd won the battle! — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

I will vouch for him before the seat of Denethor,' said Gandalf. 'And as for valour, that cannot be computed by stature. He has passed through more battles and perils than you have, Ingold, though you be twice his height; and he comes now from the storming of Isengard, of which we bear tidings, and great weariness is on him, or I would wake him. His name is Peregrin, a very valiant man.'
Man?' said Ingold dubiously; and the others laughed.
Man!' cried Pippin, now thoroughly roused. 'Man! Indeed not! I am a hobbit and no more valiant than I am a man, save perhaps now and again by necessity. Do not let Gandalf deceive you! — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

What a lot of things you do use Good morning for! said Gandalf. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

true courage is not knowing when to take a life, but when to spare one"
~Gandalf — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

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. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Great Elephants!" said Gandalf, "you are not at all yourself this morning - you have never dusted the mantelpiece!" "What's that got to do with it? — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

All your long years we have been friends. Trust me as you once did, let it go — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Yes, I am white now,' said Gandalf. 'Indeed I am Saruman, one might almost say, Saruman as he should have been. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Frodo: 'It's a pity Bilbo didn't kill Gollum when he had the chance.'
Gandalf: 'Pity? It's a pity that stayed Bilbo's hand. Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play in it, for good or evil, before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many.' Frodo: 'I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.'
Gandalf: '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 to us. There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides that of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring, in which case you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.
- Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

That leaves you just ten minutes. You will have to run," said Gandalf. "But - ," said Bilbo. "No time for it," said the wizard. "But - ," said Bilbo again. "No time for that either! Off you go!" To — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Where did you go to, if I may ask?' said Thorin to Gandalf as they rode along.
To look ahead,' said he.
And what brought you back in the nick of time?'
Looking behind,' said he. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Gandalf: Three hundred lives of men I have walked this earth and now I have no time. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Despair, or folly?' said Gandalf. 'It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not. It is wisdom to recognize necessity, when all other courses have been weighed, though as folly it may appear to those who cling to false hope. Well, let folly be our cloak, a veil before the eyes of the Enemy! — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Fool of a Took!" he growled. "This is a serious journey, not a hobbit walking-party. Throw yourself in next time, and then you will be no further nuisance. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Far, far below the deepest delvings of the dwarves, the world is gnawed by nameless things. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Gandalf for certain this time, he thought as he puffed along the passage. But it was not. It was two more dwarves, both with blue hoods, silver belts, and yellow beards; and each of them carried a bag of tools and a spade. In they hopped, as soon as the door began to open - Bilbo was hardly surprised at all. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Farewell!' he said to Gandalf. 'I go to find the Sun! — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

He will have guessed, surely?' said Merry. 'Were they likely to end any other way?' 'Not likely,' answered Gandalf, 'though they came to the balance of a hair. But — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Inside Bag End, Bilbo and Gandalf were sitting at the open window of a small room looking out west on to the garden. The late afternoon was bright and peaceful. The flowers glowed red and golden: snap-dragons and sunflowers, and nasturtians trailing all over the turf walls and peeping in at the round windows. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Bilbo Baggins was standing at his door after breakfast smoking an enormous long wooden pipe that reached nearly down to his woolly toes (neatly brushed) - Gandalf came by. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

It is mine, I tell you. My own. My precious. Yes, my precious. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Verily,' said Gandalf, now in a loud voice, keen and clear, 'that way lies our hope, where sits our greatest fear. Doom hangs still on a thread. Yet hope there is still, if we can but stand unconquered for a little while. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Farewell! O Gandalf! May you ever appear where you are most needed and least expected! — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Put on a few eggs, there's a good fellow!" Gandalf called after him, as the hobbit stumped off to the pantries. "And just bring out the cold chicken and — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

We have failed to recapture Gollum. We came on his trail among those of many Orcs, and it plunged deep into the Forest, going south. But ere long it escaped our skill, and we dared not continue the hunt; for we were drawing nigh to Dol Guldur, and that is still a very evil place; we do not go that way.' 'Well, well, he is gone,' said Gandalf. 'We have no time to seek for him again. He must do what he will. But he may play a part yet that neither he nor Sauron have foreseen. 'And now I will answer Galdor's other questions. What of Saruman? What are his counsels to us in this need? This tale I must tell in full, — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

I met a lot of things on the way that astonished me. Tom Bombadil I knew already; but I had never been to Bree. Strider sitting in the corner at the inn was a shock, and I had no more idea who he was than had Frodo. The Mines of Moria had been a mere name; and of Lothloriene no word had reached my mortal ears till I came there. Far away I knew there were the Horselords on the confines of an ancient Kingdom of Men, but Fanghorn Forest was an unforeseen adventure. I had never heard of the House of Eorl nor of the Stewards of Gondor. Most disquieting of all, Saruman had never been revealed to me, and I was as mystefied as Frodo at Gandalf's failure to appear on September 22.
J.R.R. Tolkien, in a letter to W.H. Auden, June 7, 1955 — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

As they passed through the camp an old man, wrapped in a dark cloak, rose from a tent door where he was sitting and came towards them. "Well done! Mr. Baggins!" he said, clapping Bilbo on the back. "There is always more about you than anyone expects!" It was Gandalf. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Knock on the doors with your head, Peregrin Took,' said Gandalf. 'But if that does not shatter them, and I am allowed a little peace from foolish questions, I will seek for the opening words. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Shadowfax tossed his head and cried aloud, as if a trumpet had summoned him to battle. Then he sprang forward. Fire flew from his feet; night rushed over him. As he fell slowly into sleep, Pippin had a strange feeling: he and Gandalf were still as stone, seated upon the statue of a running horse, while the world rolled away beneath his feet with a great noise of wind. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

My friend, you had horses, and deed of arms, and the free fields; but she, being born in the body of a maid, had a spirit and courage at least the match of yours. Yet she was doomed to wait upon an old man, whom she loved as a father, and watch him falling into a mean dishonoured dotage; and her part seemed to her more ignoble than that of the staff he leaned on.
-Gandalf to Eomer, of Eowyn — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Said all the dwarves. "Dark for dark business! There are many hours before dawn." "Of course!" said Bilbo, and sat down in a hurry. He missed the stool and sat in the fender, knocking over the poker and shovel with a crash. "Hush!" said Gandalf. "Let Thorin speak!" And this is how Thorin began. "Gandalf, dwarves and Mr. Baggins! We are met together in the house of our friend and fellow conspirator, this most excellent and audacious hobbit - may the hair on his toes never fall out! all praise to his wine and ale! - " He paused for breath and for a polite remark from the hobbit, but the compliments were quite lost on poor Bilbo Baggins, who was wagging his mouth in protest at being called audacious and worst of all fellow conspirator, though no noise came out, he was so flummoxed. So Thorin went on: "We are met to discuss our plans, our ways, — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Gandalf thought of most things; and though he could not do everything, he could do a great deal for friends in a tight corner. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Mercy!" cried Gandalf. "If the giving of knowledge is to be the cure of your inquisitiveness, I shall spend all the rest of my days in answering you. What more should you like to know?"
"The names of all the stars, and of all living things, and the whole history of Middle-Earth and Over-heave and of the Sundering Seas," laughed Pippin. "Of course! What less? — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Well, you can go on looking forward," said Gandalf. "There may be many unexpected feasts ahead of you. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

The realm of Suaron is ended!' said Gandalf. 'The Ring-bearer has fulfilled his Quest — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Then the prophecies of the old songs have turned out to be true, after a fashion!" said Bilbo. "Of course!" said Gandalf. "And why should not they prove true? Surely you don't disbelieve the prophecies, because you had a hand in bringing them about yourself? — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

That is because you do not understand and cannot imagine what lies ahead,' said Elrond. 'Neither does Frodo,' said Gandalf, unexpectedly supporting Pippin. 'Nor do any of us see clearly. It is true that if these hobbits understood the danger, they would not dare to go. But they would still wish to go, or wish that they dared, and be shamed and unhappy. I — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

I fear I am beyond your comprehension. - Gandalf the White — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

And here you will stay, Gandalf the Grey, and rest from journeys. For I am Saruman the Wise, Saruman the Ring-maker, Saruman of Many Colours!"
"I looked then and saw that his robes, which had seemed white, were not so, but were woven of all colours, and if he moved they shimmered and changed hue so that the eye was bewildered. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Gandalf sat at the head of the party with the thirteen dwarves all round: and Bilbo sat on a stool at the fireside, — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Gandalf!' cried Frodo, sitting up. There was the old wizard, sitting in a chair by an open window.
'Yes,' he said, 'I am here. And you are lucky to be here, too, after all the absurd things you have done since you left home.
He was smiling, and there seemed to be little wrong with him. But to the wizard's eye there was a faint change, just a hint as it were of transparency, about him, and especially about the left hand that lay outside upon the coverlet. — J.R.R. Tolkien

J.r.r. Tolkien Gandalf Quotes By J.R.R. Tolkien

Even the good plans of wise wizards like Gandalf and of good friends like Elrond go astray sometimes when you are off on dangerous adventures over the Edge of the Wild, and Gandalf was a wise enough wizard to know it. — J.R.R. Tolkien