"Yes, there is weakness, there is frailty, but there is courage also, and honor to be found in Men. But you do not see that. You are afraid! All you life, you have hidden in the shadows, scared of who you are, of what your are!"
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The Firstborn meme ~ 1/4 quotes
It is told that even as Varda ended her labours, and they were long, when first Menelmacar strode up the sky and the blue fire of Helluin flickered in the mists above the borders of the world, in that hour the Children of the Earth awoke, the Firstborn of Ilúvatar. By the starlit mere of Cuiviénen, Water of Awakening, they rose from the sleep of Ilúvatar; and while they dwelt yet silent by Cuiviénen their eyes beheld first of all things the stars of heaven. Therefore they have ever loved the starlight, and have revered Varda Elentári above all the Valar.
Lord of the Rings Alphabet: Nazgûl"They were once men. Great kings of men. Then Sauron the deceiver gave to them nine rings of power. Blinded by their greed, they took them without question, one by one falling into darkness. Now they are slaves to his will. They are the Nazgûl, Ringwraiths, neither living nor dead. At all times they feel the presence of the Ring, drawn to the power of the One."
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it seemed to her people that she had become cold and grey as nightfall in winter that comes without a star… she said farewell…to her daughters, and to all whom she had loved;
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The Witch-King at Minas Morgul; art by Alan Lee
From the book Tolkien’s Ring by David Day.