The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring

by

J.R.R. Tolkien

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A meeting called by Elrond in Rivendell to address Sauron’s evil domination and to decide the fate of the One Ring. Elves, dwarfs, humans, hobbits, and a wizard are present.

The Council of Elrond Quotes in The Fellowship of the Ring

The The Fellowship of the Ring quotes below are all either spoken by The Council of Elrond or refer to The Council of Elrond. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Random House edition of The Fellowship of the Ring published in 1954.
Book 2, Chapter 2 Quotes

“If Gondor, Boromir, has been a stalwart tower, [the Rangers] have played another part. Many evil things there are that your strong walls and bright swords do not stay. You know little of the lands beyond your bounds. Peace and freedom, do you say? The North would have known them little but for us.

[…] Travellers scowl at us, and countrymen give us scornful names. 'Strider' I am to one fat man who lives within a day's march of foes that would freeze his heart, or lay his little town in ruin, if he were not guarded ceaselessly. Yet we would not have it otherwise. If simple folk are free from care and fear, simple they will be, and we must be secret to keep them so. That has been the task of my kindred, while the years have lengthened and the grass has grown.”

Related Characters: Aragorn / Strider (speaker), Boromir
Page Number: 242
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