Quoting the Quill #43

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“ ‘Go back?’ he thought. ‘No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!’ So up he got, and trotted along with his little sword held in front of him and one hand feeling the wall, and his heart all a patter and a pitter.”

– J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit)

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In case you haven’t noticed by now, I’m a bit of a Tolkien enthusiast. I know, SHOCKER!
I can’t help it, I keep coming across his awesome quotes and I can’t help sharing them with you.  I have a problem.
This one is classic Tolkien though, it mixes his awesome journey themes which he always does best with his ability to use such simple words to express something unexpectedly profound.
I love little Bilbo’s resilience, he could have given up when he got lost in those dark caves with goblins and Gollum, or when his friends got taken by giant spiders, but he never quits. He always gives himself a little pep talk and on he trots with the courage of a lion. He really does embody the power of perseverance, of pushing on no matter the situation or the fear it causes him.

Bilbo definitely makes a great role model, as long as you don’t encompass that to include his taste in jewelry. 😉

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21 thoughts on “Quoting the Quill #43

  1. I don’t think it’s a problem at all :). I love the quotes too, so keep on sharing. Tolkien rocks! On a side note, Daniel applied for university last night, for a BA in Psychology. He’s really interested in the criminology side of it, so he may do a double major, but we’re not sure yet. Now we wait to see if he gets accepted, which I’m sure he will because his average in Grade 12 was 88%, and in Grade 11 it was 94%. Cross your fingers.

    • Glad to hear you’re not Tolkien’d out yet, Cindy, you’re a girl after my own heart! I love his way with words and his flair for writing about travel/journeys.

      Ooooh, exciting stuff! I will keep my fingers crossed for him. 🙂 Hopefully he will get accepted and end up really enjoying the course as well. We don’t do grades in percentages here, but 88-94% sounds pretty damn impressive. GO DANIEL!

  2. Anything which remotely relates to Middle Earth will always have my heart. Bravo. I shall refer to you as my little Bilbo from now on.

    P.S. I miss my little Bilbo 😦

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