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«Hoom, hum, I have not troubled about the Great Wars», said Treebeard;

«they mostly concern Elves and Men.

That is the business of Wizards: Wizards are always troubled about the future.

I do not like worrying about the future.

I am not altogether on anybody’s side,

because nobody is altogether on my side, if you understand me:

nobody cares for the woods as I care for them, not even Elves nowadays.»

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«And there are some things, of course,

whose side I’m altogether not on;

I am against them altogether.»

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Variation:

I am on nobody’s side because you are both wrong.

See more at:

http://www.zombielogic.org/2013/03/treebeard-sufi-poetry-and-brushing-your.html#sthash.jm0sUMBR.dpuf

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