Poem & Prose

If you follow me on Twitter, you already know what this page is all about. Here you can read famous quotations from songs, books, movies…anything from anywhere, (but must be famous) translated by me or by anyone who wants to contribute (credits will be properly given) in Quenya! I guess that’s the best & quickest way to practice Quenya grammar and syntax in order to develop your ‘elvish’ skills.

If you want to help building this page, you can leave a reply asking for a specific translation. I just need the sentence (of course) and the source. You can also leave a reply with your own translated sentence with the same info if you want it to be published here.

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  1. Thane @ Mass Effect 3 “…my warrior-angel, my Siha, to succeed in your destiny. To light your path through the coming darkness. To give you hope, when all seems lost. I will await you across the sea.”
  2. Art Buchwald’s quote: “The best things in life aren’t things.”
  3. Gandalf @ An Unexpected Journey “True courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one.”
  4. Paul @ Ephesians 4:32 “But become kind to one another, tenderly compassionate, freely forgiving one another just as God also by Christ freely forgave you.”
  5. Galadriel @ The Fellowship Of The Ring “Farewell, Frodo Baggins. I give you the light of Eärendil our most beloved star.”
  6. John Muir @ 1900 Atlantic Monthly Essay “Going to the woods is going home.”
  7. Cressida @ Troilus and Cressida “For to be wise and love exceeds man’s might.”
  8. Hei @ Darker Than Black “If you pretend to feel a certain way, the feeling can become genuine all by accident.”
  9. Muse – Map Of The Problematique “Why can’t we see that when we bleed we bleed the same?”
  10. Buddha’s quote: “Be a light unto yourself.”
  11. Christian Morgenstern’s quote: “Home is not where you live, but where they understand you.”
  12. IVLIVS CAESAR’s quote: “VINI, VIDI, VICI.”
  13. Serj Tankian – Gate 21 “The dreams when you see, that goodbyes aren’t for long.
    Please follow me, to the borders of destiny.”
  14. Victor Hugo @ Les Misérables “To love another person is to see the face of God.”
  15. Coldplay – Yellow “Look at the stars, look how they shine for you.”
  16. Pearl Jam – I Am Mine “I know I was born and I know that I’ll die. The in between is mine.”
  17. Johann Sebastian Bach’s quote: “Glory to God alone”
  18. Robin Hood @ Robin Hood’s trailer “Rise and rise again until lambs become lions.”
  19. Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl @ Beautiful Chaos “Because saving the people you love isn’t stupid. It isn’t even a choice.”
  20. Led Zeppelin – No Quarter “Choose the path where no-one goes.”
  21. Nicole Kidman & Ewan McGregor – Come What May “Seasons may change, winter to spring, but I love you until the end of time.”
  22. Arys Oakheart @ A Feast For Crows “The women are the strong ones, truly.”
  23. Niënor @ The Children Of Húrin “Master of doom by doom mastered.”
  24. Samwise Gamgee @ The Return Of The King “I can’t carry it, Mr. Frodo, but I can carry you.”
  25. Sonmi 451 @ Cloud Atlas “Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”
  26. Cal Lightman @ Lie To Me “The truth is written all over our faces.”
  27. Jake Tyler @ Never Back Down “This is my fight! Everyone’s got one!”
  28. Doris Day @ Que Sera Sera “Que sera sera”
  29. Tupac Shakur – Me Against The World “Through every dark night, there’s a bright day after that.”
  30. Cloud @ Final Fantasy VII “There’s not a thing I don’t cherish.”
  31. Thirty Second To Mars @ Do Or Die “Dream out loud.”
  32. Charlie @ The Perks Of Being A Wallflower “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
  33. J.R.R.Tolkien @ The Letters of J.R.R.Tolkien “To me a name comes first and the story follows.”
  34. Luke Skywalker @ The Legacy Of The Force: Betrayal “The future is to be lived, not prearranged.”
  35. Pippin Took @ Edge Of Night “Mist and shadow. Cloud and shade”
  36. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Soul To Squeeze ” I’ve got a bad disease, out from my brain is where I bleed. Insanity it seems, has got me by my soul to squeeze.”
  37. Metallica – Enter Sandman “Hush little baby.”
  38. Gimli @ The Return Of The King “Small chances of success, certainty of death – what are we waiting for?”
  39. Metallica – Nothing Else Matters “Nothing else matters.”
  40. Vyasa @ Bhagavad Gita 11:32 “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”
  41. Gary Numan – Down In The Park “Down in the park where the machmen meet. The machines are playing kill by numbers. Down in the park with a friend called Five.”
  42. Iroh @ Avatar: The Last Airbender “Sharing tea with a fascinating stranger is one of life’s true delights.”
  43. Beatles – Blackbird “Take these broken wings and learn to fly. Take these sunken eyes and learn to see.”
  44. Shaun T @ Insanity “Dig deeper, push through. Never sacrifice form.”
  45. Ezio Auditore Da Firenze @ Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood “Where other men blindly follow the truth,remember…”
  46. Ezio Auditore Da Firenze @ Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood “Where other men are limited by morality or law,remember…”
  47. Ezio Auditore Da Firenze @ Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood “We work in the dark to serve the light.”
  48. Ezio Auditore Da Firenze @ Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood “We are Assassins.”
  50. François Rabelais’ quote: “Je vais quérir un grand peut-être.”
  51. Isaiah @ Isaiah 40:29-31 “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon Jehovah shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
  52. Harry Potter @ Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban “EXPECTO PATRONVM”
  53. Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger “Don’t look back in anger.”
  54. Théoden @ The Two Towers “Now for wrath! Now for ruin! And a red dawn!”
  55. Daenerys Targaryen @ Game of Thrones “No, my good knight, do not fear for me. The fire is mine. I am Daenerys Stormborn, daughter of dragons, bride of dragons, mother of dragons, don’t you see! Don’t you SEE?”
  56. Walt Whitman @ Once I Pass’d Through a Populous City “Day by day and night by night we were together—all else has long been forgotten by me.”
  57. David @ Psalm 139:13 “For you produced my kidneys; you kept me screened off in my mother’s womb.”
  58. Severus Snape @ Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban “Turn to page 394.”
  59. Enya – May It Be “Mornie utúlië, (darkness has come) believe and you will find your way. Mornie alantië, (darkness has fallen) a promise lives within you now.”
  60. Aragorn @ The Fellowship Of The Ring “We travel light.”
  61. Shakira – Empire “And the stars make love to the universe.”
  62. Kili @ The Desolation Of Smaug “She walks in starlight in another world.”
  63. Samwise Gamgee @ The Lord Of The Rings “You ought to be ashamed of yourself having anything to do with such nonsense.”
  64. Paramore – Last Hope “It’s just a spark.”
  65. Slipknot – Vermilion Part 2 “She is everything to me. The unrequited dream. A song that no one sings.”
  66. Bilbo Baggins @ The Return Of The King “I think I’m quite ready for another adventure.”
  67. Robert Louis Stevenson @ The Silverado Squatters “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”
  68. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien @ The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien “What God has purposed for men is hidden.”
  69. Death @ The Book Thief “First the colours. Then the humans.”
  70. Jorge Luis Borges @ Cambrige “Somos nuestra memoria, somos ese quimérico museo de formas inconstantes, ese montón de espejos rotos.”
  71. Bilbo Baggins @ The Hobbit “You aren’t nearly through this adventure yet.”
  72. Aragorn @ The Return Of The King “For Frodo.”
  73. Legolas @ The Lord Of The Rings “Yet do not cast all hope away. Tomorrow is unknown.”
  74. Kili @ The Desolation Of Smaug “She is far away, she is far, far away from me. She walks in starlight in another world. It was just a dream…. do you think she could have loved me?”
  75. Timon And Pumbaa @ The Lion King “Hakuna Matata.”
  76. David @ Psalm 139:14a “I praise you because in an awe-inspiring way I am wonderfully made.”
  77. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien @ Grownupishness “Sightless. Blind. Well-wrapped up.”
  78. Jared Leto’s quote ““Be brave, fight for what you believe in, and make your dreams your reality.”
  79. John Donne @ No Man Is An Island “Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”
  80. Slipknot – Vermilion Part 2 “She is a myth that I have to believe in.”
  81. Sirius Black @ Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban “The ones that love us never really leave us.”
  82. Saavik @ Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home “May your journey be free of incident.”
  83. Robin Hood @ Robin Hood “Rise and rise again, until lambs become lions.”
  84. Gandalf @ The Hobbit Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?”
  85. Socrates’ quote Διά τὸ θαυμάζειν ἡ σοφία” (Wisdom begins in wonder)
  86. Salomón @ Eclesiastés 3:11a “Todo lo ha hecho bello a su tiempo.”
  87. Pippin Took @ The Lord Of The Rings “Here do I swear fealty and service to Gondor, and to the Lord and Steward of the realm, to speak and to be silent, to do and to let be, to come and to go, in need or plenty, in peace or war, in living or dying, from this hour henceforth, until my lord release me, or death take me, or the world end. So say I, Peregrin son of Paladin of the Shire of the Halflings.”
  88. Denethor II @ The Lord Of The Rings “And this do I hear, Denethor son of Ecthelion, Lord of Gondor, Steward of the High King, and I will not forget it, nor fail to reward that which is given: fealty with love, valour with honour, oath-breaking with vengeance.”
  89. Albus Dumbledore @ Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
  90. Gandalf @ The Hobbit “May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.”

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797 responses to “Poem & Prose

  1. mormegilwe

    How do you say “they wandered shyly hand in hand*, or rolicked in the fairië sand” From the cottage of lost play. *(holding hands)

  2. mormegilwe

    can you translate the last stanza for the Cottage of Lost Play:
    ‘But why it was there came a time
    When we could take the road no more,
    Though long we looked, and high would climb,
    Or gaze from many a seaward shore
    To find the path between sea and sky
    To those old gardens of delight;
    And how it goes now in that land,
    If there the house and gardens stand,
    Still filled with children clad in white–
    We know not, You and I.

    And why it was Tomorrow came
    And with his grey hand led us back;
    And why we never found the same
    Old cottage, or the magic track
    That leads between a silver sea
    And those old shores and gardens fair
    Where all things are, that ever were–
    We know not, You and Me.’

    • Before adding to the waiting line, I need to know exactly who says those words in this particular last stanza. I cannot recall. Help me out with this additional info and I’ll be able to do it for you.

  3. Hello,

    I’m looking for a translation of “magic deeper still.”

    The phrase is taken from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe:

    “‘It means,’ said Aslan, ‘that though the Witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know. Her knowledge goes back only to the dawn of time. But if she could have looked a little further back, into the stillness and the darkness before Time dawned, she would have read there a different incantation. She would have known that when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor’s stead, the Table would crack and Death itself would start working backward.'”


  4. Marek

    hello please can You make translation of Pipin´s oath to Denethor? Thank You ! Marek

    ” ‘Here do I swear fealty and service to Gondor, and to the Lord and Steward of the realm, to speak and to be silent, to do and to let be, to come and to go, in need or plenty, in peace or war, in living or dying, from this hour henceforth, until my lord release me, or death take me, or the world end. So say I, Peregrin son of Paladin of the Shire of the Halflings’

    ‘And this do I hear, Denethor son of Ecthelion, Lord of Gondor, Steward of the High King, and I will not forget it, nor fail to reward that which is given: fealty with love, valour with honour, oath-breaking with vengeance.’ “

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  6. Ana

    “One more time with feeling”

  7. Daniela

    Please, how do we say in Quenya: “There can be no triumph without loss. No victory without suffering. No freedom without sacrifice.”

    • Who is the author of that quote you mention here? Where is it said/sung/written? I need that info in order to add your request to the waiting line.

  8. Samir

    Hello, I wish you could translate the Bible quote from Ecclesiastes 3: 11 “God made everything beautiful in its time” (Author: Solomon). I would be very grateful. I have no problems in waiting, I will be patient. Thank you!.

  9. Samir

    Hola, me gustaría que pudieras traducir la cita bíblica de Eclesiastés 3: 11 “Dios hizo todo hermoso en su momento.” “He has made everything beautiful in its time.” (Autor: Salomón). Estaría muy agradecida y en cuanto al tiempo que se tome no tengo problemas en esperar, seré paciente. Gracias.

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