‘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 Fellowship of the Ring)
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One of my all time favourite quotes! Tolkien is one of the only people that can get away with poetry in my eyes, I am incredible picky. 😛 I can’t quite explain why I love this so much; maybe it’s turning a potential negative into something positive, or the way that the words read silky smooth but each time I feel a sense of power, hope and strength and it makes me shiver every time. 🙂
Of course, there’s also the factor that I am completely in love with Lord of the Rings. :L
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On a completely unrelated but bookish note in case you haven’t seen it, the CATCHING FIRE TRAILER IS OUT. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! (For those that don’t speak district 12, that would be the second Hunger Games movie. ;)) I’m so psyched. 😀
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