‘If we speak of poisoned tongues what shall we say of yours, young serpent?’ said Saruman, and the flash of his anger was now plain to see. ‘But come, Éomer, Éomund’s son!’ he went on in his soft voice again. To every man his part. Valour in arms is yours, and you win […]
Para que haya civilización alguien debe
defender la frontera contra la barbarie.
‘It needs but one foe to breed a war, not two, Master Warden,’
‘And those who have not swords can still die upon them.’
Las críticas buenistas a los militares porque «son malos»
no demuestran nada sobre los militares,
pero dicen mucho sobre las verdaderas actitudes de los críticos.
… if they are afraid of just five of us,
then we have met worse enemies on our travels.
‘For myself,’ said Faramir, ‘I would see the White Tree in flower again in the courts of the kings, and the Silver Crown return, and Minas Tirith in peace: Minas Anor again as of old, full of light, high and fair, beautiful as a queen among other queens: not a mistress of many […]
‘How is a man to judge what to do in such times?’
‘As he has ever judged,’
‘Good and evil have not changed since yesteryear,
nor are they one thing among Elves and another among Men.
It is a man’s part to discern them,
as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house.’
«In one thing
you have not changed,
«you still speak in riddles.» […]
‘I am with you at present,’ said Gandalf, ‘but soon I shall not be. I am not coming to the Shire. You must settle its affairs yourselves; that is what you have been trained for. Do you not yet understand? My time is over: it is no longer my task to set things […]
‘But if you would know,
I am turning aside soon.
I am going to have a long talk with Bombadil:
such a talk as I have not had in all my time.
He is a moss-gatherer, and
I have been a stone doomed to rolling.
But my […]
Legolas Greenleaf – Caradhras
With that he sprang forth nimbly,
and then Frodo noticed as if for the first time,
though he had long known it,
that the Elf had no boots,
but wore only light shoes,
as he always did,
and his feet made little imprint in the snow.