Amanda D Bat (pen name) (treasuresiren) wrote in tolkienacadamy,
Amanda D Bat (pen name)

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Just noticed the last date this was updated

For kicks, what are some of your favorite quotes from Tolkien's work for whatever reasons. Give reasoning behind the selections and feel free to add as they come to you. It can be how it relates to you, your views, what you feel Tolkien was conveying, if it moved you and how, etc.
For me, at the moment I have handy:
"It was a pale morning: in the East, behind long clouds like lines of soiled wool stained red at the edges, lay glimmering deeps of yellow. The sky spoke of rain to come; but the light was broadening quickly, and the red flowers on the beans began to glow against the wet green leaves" from Chapter 7, In the House of Tom Bombadil.
It stood out to me this time around because of the detail in describing the scene but more importantly the unique stylistic choice of the words - they are very original, or it seemed so to me. Relating the sky to soiled wool can bring to mind so many sensations: sight, smell, particularly smell, and touch. So it gives a deep impression of physical tangiable-ness without having to say all that directly. Also the extra detail of the red against the green combined with the wetness...since flowers don't glow unless there has been rain anyone who's gone outside after or before a rain storm can understand the glow that's being mentioned. Glow of sunlight coupled with morning moisture. All that aside, it's merely poetic and good writing. I might add some later.
So what do others think?
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