Category Archives: Quotes

A quote from Fr Byrne


Untitled“You know people say that you can’t teach children about transubstantiation. They think that the word is to big for them to say. What rubbish. They have no trouble saying supercalafragalisticexpialadoshus (from Mary Poppins) which means absolutely nothing. So they can certainly manage to say transubstantiation which means absolutely every thing”

Chesterton Quotes – On the Education System


“The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their common sense”

A Quote To Contemplate


The time one spends on this earth must surely seem very short after spending but a little time in eternity. And yet it all depends upon the way we live whether our eternity  will be one of happiness and joy, or of sadness and misery.

Anonymous

Chesterton Quotes – Angels


“Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly”
GKC Orthodoxy 1908

Chesterton Quotes


On the creature called Man
“It is the simple truth that man does differ from the brutes in kind and not in degree; and proof of it is here; that it sounds like a truism to say that the most primitive man drew a picture of a monkey, and that it sounds like a joke to say that the most intelligent monkey drew a picture of a man.Something of a division and disproportion has appeared; and it is unique. Art is the signature of man.”
G.K.Chesterton – The Everlasting Man

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 – Memorable quotes


the-hobbit-whysoblu-2-1024x590Bilbo Baggins: I have… I have never used a sword in my life. Gandalf: And I hope you never have to. But if you do, remember this: true courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one.

via The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012 – Memorable quotes.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Memorable quotes


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“PIPPIN: I didn’t think it would end this way.

GANDALF: End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.

PIPPIN: What? Gandalf? See what?

GANDALF: White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.

PIPPIN: Well, that isn’t so bad.

GANDALF: No. No, it isn’t.”

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) – Memorable quotes


Sam: [Both are overcome by exhaustion] Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? It’ll be spring soon. And the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they’ll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields… and eating the first of the strawberries with cream. Do you remember the taste of strawberries?

Frodo: No, Sam. I can’t recall the taste of food… nor the sound of water… nor the touch of grass. I’m… naked in the dark, with nothing, no veil… between me… and the wheel of fire! I can see him… with my waking eyes!

Sam: Then let us be rid of it… once and for all! Come on, Mr. Frodo. I can’t carry it for you… but I can carry you!

via The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) – Memorable quotes.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) – Memorable quotes


Ian McKellen as Gandalf the White in Peter Jac...

Gandalf: I think you should leave the ring behind, Bilbo. Is that so hard?

Bilbo: Well, no. [frowning]

Bilbo: …and yes. Now it comes to it, I don’t feel like parting with it. It’s mine, I found it. It came to me!

Gandalf: There’s no need to get angry.

Bilbo: Well, if I’m angry, it’s your fault.

[to himself] Bilbo: …it’s mine… my own… my precious…

Gandalf: Precious? It’s been called that before, but not by you.

Bilbo: Oh, what business is it of yours what I do with my own things?

Gandalf: I think you’ve had that ring quite long enough.

Bilbo: You want it for yourself!

Gandalf: BILBO BAGGINS! Do not take me for some conjuror of cheap tricks! I am not trying to rob you. I’m trying to help you.

The Lord of the Rings: Memorable quotes


Frodo: It’s a pity Bilbo didn’t kill him when he had the chance.

Gandalf: Pity? It was pity that stayed Bilbo’s hand. Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play yet, for good or ill before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many.

via The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) – Memorable quotes.

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