12.12.2014

Quoted: The Chronicles of Narnia & The Lord of the Rings


The Chronicles of Narnia:

Lucy: "Is he—quite safe?"

"Safe?" said Mr. Beaver [...] "Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you."

– Lucy and Mr. Beaver, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

“But courage, child: we are all between the paws of the true Aslan.” 
― C.S. LewisThe Last Battle


“I am [in your world].’ said Aslan. ‘But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.” 
― C.S. LewisThe Chronicles of Narnia


“Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia.” 
― C.S. LewisThe Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe


“Girls aren't very good at keeping maps in their brains", said Edmund, "That's because we've got something in them", replied Lucy.” 
― C.S. LewisThe Chronicles of Narnia


"But what does it all mean?" asked Susan when they were somewhat calmer.
"It means," said Aslan, "that though the Witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know. Her knowledge goes back only to the dawn of Time.
 But if she could have looked a little further back, into the stillness and the darkness before Time dawned, she would have read there a different incantation. She would have known that when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor's stead, the Table would crack and Death itself would start working backwards."

– Lucy and Aslan, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

"Your father and mother and all of you are - as you used to call it in the Shadowlands - dead.  The term is over: the holidays have begun.  The dream is ended: this is the morning."  And as He spoke He no longer looked to them like a lion;...
– Aslan, The Last Battle

The Lord of the Rings

“That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.”
– Sam


“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”
– Galadriel

"I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the Ages of this world alone."
– Arwen

“A day may come when the courage of men fails… but it is not THIS day.”
– Aragorn

“I’m glad to be with you, Samwise Gamgee…here at the end of all things.”
– Frodo

“Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men, doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.” 
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Lord of the Rings

“Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” 
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Lord of the Rings

“Do not scorn pity that is the gift of a gentle heart, Éowyn!” 
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Lord of the Rings

“We are truth-speakers, we men of Gondor. We boast seldom, and then perform, or die in the attempt. "Not if I found it on the highway would I take it," I said. Even if I were such a man as to desire this thing, and even though I knew not clearly what this thing was when I spoke, still I should take those words as a vow, and be held by them.” 
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Lord of the Rings

It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo.  The ones that really mattered, full of darkness and danger they were.  Sometimes you didn't want to know the end, because how could the end be happy?  How could the world go back to the way it was when there's so much bad that had happened?  But in the end it's only a passing thing, this shadow; even darkness must pass.  
– Samwise Gamgee

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.  
From the ashes a fire shall be woken, 
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken, 
The crownless again shall be king.
– J.R.R Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

“I am Aragorn son of Arathorn; and if by life or death I can save you, I will.” 
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Lord of the Rings

“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. TolkienThe Lord of the Rings

Aragorn: "What do you fear, lady?"
Eowyn: "A cage.  To stay behind bars until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire."

I could share lots more quotes from Lord of the Rings, but as this is already fairly long, I'm going to wrap it up.  And that finishes up this week!  Thanks for reading!  xo, Ella

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