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.

“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”

The Fellowship of the Ring

“I will not say, do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.”

The Fellowship of the Ring

“The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can.”

The Fellowship of the Ring

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

The Fellowship of the Ring

“I warn you, if you bore me, I shall take my revenge.”

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

"The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater"

“Short cuts make long delays.”

“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.”

"No half-heartedness and no worldly fear must turn us aside from following the light unflinchingly.”

“Home is behind, the world ahead,
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadows to the edge of night,
Until the stars are all alight.
Then world behind and home ahead,
We'll wander back and home to bed.
Mist and twilight, cloud and shade,
Away shall fade! Away shall fade!”

“It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish.”

“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

“A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.”

“Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate
And though I oft have passed them by
A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon, East of the Sun.”

“And he took her in his arms and kissed her under the sunlit sky, and he cared not that they stood high upon the walls in the sight of many.”

“The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out.”

“Never laugh at live dragons”

“It is useless to meet revenge with revenge; it will heal nothing.”

“Deep roots are not reached by the frost.”

“May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.”

“I will not walk backward in life.”

“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”

"Darkness must pass
A new day will come
And when the sun shines
It will shine out the clearer"

"Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised."

“Such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.”

Mawardi Bahar /

"Courage is found in unlikely places"