27 of the best J. R. R. Tolkien quotes

January 3 is J.R.R. Tolkien's birthday, and in his honor, we've compiled a list of 27 of his most memorable quotes or quotes taken from the movies based on his works.

And, in the aim of encouraging the reading of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, March 25 is annually Tolkien Reading Day.

Tolkien is one of the most popular fiction authors of all time. His "Lord of The Rings" film trilogy ruled Hollywood a decade ago, and the last film from the new Hobbit film trilogy was released in December.

Tolkien's quotes have proven very popular on Twitter and Pinterest. We present these 27 quotes as Pinterest pictures with the help of one of the most popular accounts for him on Twitter — TolkienQuote.

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Jefferson City, MO

Where did you find these pics? I would like to use one for my Facebook cover photo...

Win Pow
lewisville, TX

it would have been nice to know which characters that quotes came from...

Mark from Montana
Davis County, UT

@Win Pow

Some are from characters, the majority from Gandolf, some are simply narration, and some are just quotes by Tolkien.

Not Much of a Fan

"Yet dawn is ever the hope of men." Aragorn in The Two Towers.

Eagle Mountain, UT

One of my favorites isn't listed. "I would not snare even an orc with a falsehood".

Signed - the character most bludgeoned by Jackson's ham handed script writers.

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