Quotes from The Lord of the Rings

“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 […]

“To be, or not to be, that is the question” by William Shakespeare

(from Hamlet, spoken by Hamlet)   To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; No more; and by a sleep to […]

“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?”

(from Romeo and Juliet, spoken by Juliet)   O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name. Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love And I’ll no longer be a Capulet. ‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy: Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What’s Montague? […]

She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron

She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron   She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that’s best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes; Thus mellowed to that tender light Which heaven to gaudy day denies. One shade the more, one ray the […]

Lines Written in the Bay of Lerici by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Lines Written in the Bay of Lerici by Percy Bysshe Shelley   She left me at the silent time When the moon had ceas’d to climb The azure path of Heaven’s steep, And like an albatross asleep, Balanc’d on her wings of light, Hover’d in the purple night, Ere she sought her ocean nest In […]