Sebastian Klein (Hrsg.): Zitate von J.R.R. Tolkien

Zitate von J.R.R. Tolkien

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LotR = Lord of the Rings = Der Herr der Ringe
TH = The Hobbit = Der Hobbit

I have left my pocket-handkerchief behind. -- TH (Bilbo)

Don't be precise. -- TH (Dwalin)

What has it got in its pocketses? -- TH (Gollum)

Old fool! -- TH (Bilbo)

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. -- TH (Thorin)

Es ist eine gefährliche Sache, aus deiner Tür hinauszugehen. Du betrittst die Straße, und wenn du nicht auf deine Füße aufpasst, kann man nicht wissen, wohin sie dich tragen. -- LotR (Bilbo)

The green earth, say you? That is a mighty matter of legend, though you tread it under the light of day! -- LotR

"Er verdient den Tod." "Verdient ihn! Das will ich glauben. Viele, die leben, verdienen den Tod. Und manche, die sterben, verdienen das Leben. Kannst du es ihnen geben? Dann sei auch nicht so rasch mit einem Todesurteil bei der Hand." -- LotR (Frodo und Gandalf)

There are some things that are better to begin, though the end be dark. -- LotR

Hullo Pippin! So you've come on this little expedition, too? Where do we get bed and breakfast? -- LotR (Merry)

Well, I saw what I saw, and I saw what I didn't. -- LotR

Short cuts make long delays. -- LotR (Pippin?)

Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger. -- LotR

Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes. -- LotR

And he that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom. -- LotR

What do they live on when they can't get hobbit? -- LotR

The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot for ever fence it out. -- LotR

Let him not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the nightfall. -- LotR (Elrond)

Treulos ist, wer Lebewohl sagt, wenn die Straße dunkel wird. -- LotR (Gimli)

I will take the Ring, though I do not know the way. -- LotR

Elben mögen vom Reden allein leben können und Zwerge ertragen große Müdigkeit, aber ich bin nur ein alter Hobbit und vermisse meine Mittagsmahlzeit. -- LotR

The wolf that one hears is worse than the orc that one fears. -- LotR (Boromir)

I am a servant of the Sacred Fire! You shall not pass! -- LotR

Waste of a good apple! -- LotR (Sam Gamgee)

Fool of a Took! This is a serious journey, not a hobbit walking-party. Throw yourself in next time, and then you will be no further nuisance. -- LotR (Gandalf)

"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.
-- LotR

After that, I suppose, he turned his armes into wings and flew away singing into the trees. It should be easy to find him: we only need wings ourselves! -- LotR (Legolas)

What is Gandalf up to? [...] and young Saruman down at Isengard? -- LotR (Fangorn)

We must not be hasty. [...] for it is easier to shout stop! than to do it. -- LotR (Fangorn)

But now I am going to stand up and take a little sleep. Where will you stand? -- LotR (Fangorn)

What's taters, precious, eh, what's taters? -- LotR

"But where have you been to?" "Sneaking!" -- LotR (Samwise und Smeagol)

"Wo Leben ist, da ist auch Hoffnung," wie der alte Ohm zu sagen pflegte, "und Verlangen nach der Weinbuddel", wie er dann meist hinzufügte. -- LotR (Sam Gamgee)

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. -- LotR (Gandalf)

Much must be risked in war. -- LotR (Denethor)

The Darkness has begun. There will be no dawn. -- LotR (Gandalf)

And they said no more; and it seemed to them as they stood upon the wall that the wind died, and the light failed, and the sun was bleared, and all sounds in the City or in the lands about were hushed: neither wind, nor voice, nor bird-call, nor rustle of leaf, nor their own breath could be heard; the very beating of their hearts was stilled. Time halted. -- LotR (Eowyn und Faramir)

I see [...] pale banners like shreds of cloud, and spears like winterthickets on a misty night. The Dead are following. -- LotR (Legolas)

Do you not know Death when you see it? -- LotR (Der Herr der Nazgul)

Out of the dephts came his last wail precious, and he was gone. -- LotR

Und als der Duft von athelas durch das Zimmer strömte, wie ein Geruch von Obstgärten und Heide im Sonnenschein voller Bienen, da erwachte Merry plötzlich und sagte: "Ich bin hungrig. Wie spät ist es?" -- LotR

If I hear 'not allowed' much oftener, I'm going to get angry. -- Samwise

Packing is such a bother! -- LotR (Bilbo)

Two. -- LotR (Gimli)

For once more lust of battle was on him; and he was still unscathed, and he was young and he was king: the lord of a fell people. -- LotR (über Eomer?!)

Get thee gone from my gate, thou jail-crow of Mandos!" And he shut the doors of his house in the face of the mightiest of all the dwellers in Ea. -- Das Silmarillion (Feanor)

Thus ended the mightiest of the Noldor, of whose deeds came both their greatest renown and their most grievous woe. -- Das Silmarillion (über Feanor)

It is fullfilled. Even now a Silmaril is in my hand. -- Das Silmarillion (Beren, einhändig, zu Thingol)

Doch wer Lügen saet, dem wird am Ende die Ernte nicht mangeln, und bald kann er gar von der Arbeit ruhen, während andre für ihn mähen und ackern. -- Das Silmarillion

Und jene, die in Mittelerde ausharren und nicht nach Mandos kommen können, sollen der Welt müde werden wie einer schweren Last und sollen verfallen und wie Schatten der Reue werden vor dem jüngeren Geschlecht, das nach euch kommt. -- Das Silmarillion

Doch weder Mensch noch Wolf noch Balrog hätte Morgoth zum Ziele geführt, ohne den Verrat der Menschen. -- Das Silmarillion

"So knights are mythical!" said the younger and less experienced dragons. "We always thought so."
"At least they may be getting rare," thought the older and wiser worms; "far and few and no longer to be feared."
-- Farmer Giles of Ham

The man who has a tame dragon is naturally respected. -- Farmer Giles of Ham

Helden gibt es viele, aber gute Drachen sind rar. -- Beowulf: Die Ungeheuer und ihre Kritiker

Totta! I know you by your teeth rattling. -- The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son (Tidwald)

Heart shall be bolder, harder be purpose,
more proud the spirit as our power lessens!
Mind shall not falter nor mood waver,
though doom shall come and dark conquer.
-- The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son (Torhthelm)

Der gerade Weg ist nicht immer der kürzeste. -- ??

Sebastian Klein, Köln

Letzte Änderung: 23. Juli 2000