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A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid. ...
by J. R. R. Tolkien

A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid.
- J. R. R. Tolkien

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
- J. R. R. Tolkien

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like;
and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
- J. R. R. Tolkien

 

Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.
- J. R. R. Tolkien

I am told that I talk in shorthand and then smudge it.
- J. R. R. Tolkien

I wish life was not so short, he thought.
languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about.
- J. R. R. Tolkien

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Courage is found in unlikely places.
- J. R. R. Tolkien

It's the job that's never started takes longest to finish.
- J. R. R. Tolkien

It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations,
if you live near him.
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Not all who wander are lost.
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards,
for they are subtle and quick to anger.
- J. R. R. Tolkien

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold,
it would be a merrier world.
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Still round the corner there may wait,
A new road or a secret gate.
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Life is like a box of chocolates.
- Forrest Gump

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

The movie character Forrest Gump describing life
as being "like a box of chocolates,"
is such a positive upbeat way of
characterizing the uncertainty of life.
I have no idea what life will give me next,
but whatever it is, it will be sweet.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The creative act lasts but a brief moment,
a lightning instant of give-and-take,
just long enough for you to level the camera and to
trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

There's no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap.
- Kevin James

Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.
- Truman Capote

Make a Goal Box, a chart of positive daily contact
with a family when you are working with them.
- Richard G. Scott

I enjoy working with complicated equipment.
A lot of my things started just with a rhythm box,
but I feed it through so many things that what comes
out sounds very complex and rich.
- Brian Eno

The insurance industry communicates through codes and check-off boxes.
If there's no check-off box for you,
you don't exist.
- Jack Anderson

When I was in New York it was like a maze,
a rat maze, going from one little box to another little
box and passing through passageways to get from one safe haven to another.
- Bruce Conner

As you can appreciate over my lifetime I've developed
a large vocabulary of sounds each requiring certain
physical techniques often combined with a specific effect box.
- Adrian Belew

I came out the box and for seven years I had a huge career.
And then it's done, it's dumped.
But I ain't gone, and I refuse to be gone.
- Taylor Dayne

When we first broke into that forbidden box in the other dimension,
we knew we had discovered something as surprising and
powerful as the New World when Columbus came stumbling onto it.
- Ken Kesey

The South resented giving the Afro-American his freedom,
the ballot box and the Civil Rights Law.
- Ida B. Wells

Books on horse racing subjects have never done well,
and I am told that publishers had come to think of
them as the literary version of box office poison.
- Laura Hillenbrand

If every time you engage in a sex act,
you go into a confession box, you will never accept your own sexuality.
- George Weinberg

I reckon this could mean another 10 million at the box office.
- Blake Edwards

But the community knew Blade, and everybody but us
was shocked at the box office,
and subsequently the DVD.
That was the beginning of the DVD revolution,
and Blade was just like wildfire.
- Avi Arad

When you make his sandwiches, put a sexy or loving note in his lunch box.
- Anne Rice

Know the function of a fuse box and the appearance
of a tripped circuit breaker.
- Marilyn vos Savant

I keep everything that is most important to me close to me:
my family,
my bible, my X-Box - just kidding.
- Brian Littrell

Some men's memory is like a box where a man should
mingle his jewels with his old shoes.
- George Savile

Television won't be able to hold on to any market it
captures after the first six months.
People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.
- Darryl F. Zanuck

The standard entertainment industry reaction to Hollywood's
box office slump reveals the same shallow,
materialistic mindset that helped create the problem in the first place.
- Michael Medved

I walked out of the Chinese restaurant with a fat check,
a record deal, and a box of shrimp egg foo yung!
- Solomon Burke

The price of self-empowerment is what I call it.
Somebody who thinks outside the box.
- Andrew McCarthy

Hollywood today is all about being consistent.
All thinking in mainstream film business takes place in one box.
- Dirk Benedict

I really don't consider myself to be a conventional Hollywood star.
I've never really been marketed by the big studios
to do mass market box office films.
- Laura Dern

If vaudeville had died, television was the box they put it in.
- Larry Gelbart

Women were real box office stars in the '40s,
more so than men.
People loved to see women's films.
I think it was better then, except for the studio system.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

We believe that within five years, 96 percent of British
consumers will have access to the Internet,
whether it be through a personal computer,
a set-top box or a mobile phone.
- Richard Branson

Kids and adults have sex for many, many reasons...
Put out a question box.
- Sue Johanson

I've never had a career of that kind of box office power.
I've always learned the hard way.
- Holly Hunter

At root fame is a sham.
I'm not going to live forever and if I am I certainly
need don't you to tell me that so that I will buy a
car or a box of dried up crackers.
- Nick Mancuso

I tell you, I'm really not what you'd call into your basic kink,
even though we do live in Hollywood,
which is a little bit like living in a box of granola.
- McLean Stevenson

Always keep your composure.
You can't score from the penalty box;
and to win,
you have to score.
- Horace

Now I have to have the biggest P.O.
box in the entire post office to get all the manuscripts coming in.
- Susie Bright

I'd stand in line for Confession with old people and little kids,
and as the line moved up, I knew when I got into the box that I would lie!
Again!
- Mercedes McCambridge

The box got bigger, the outside, the buildings.
And all that we were doing.
I had to raise about $1 million every two days just to stay alive.
- Jim Bakker

Democrats believe they can win at the ballot box by obstructing,
and they would rather win the next election than move America forward.
- Virginia Foxx

I mean people just have a way of - y'know they'll review
your record in two sentences and put you in this little
stupid box that you don't want to be in.
- Elliott Smith

My issue in the past with nudity was that these scenes
had been written solely for box office draw.
- Neve Campbell

You know, IBM was almost knocked out of the box by
other types of computer software and manufacturing.
- Roy Romer

I know they are going to be doing a box set in Europe
of Danzig 5 and 6 and some other stuff.
- Glenn Danzig

Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has
found its way back into society.
We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out
of business twenty years ago.
- Erma Bombeck

We are not inferring design to account for a black box,
but to account for an open box.
- Michael Behe

I always tried to hit the ball back through the box
because that is the largest unprotected area.
- Rogers Hornsby

Then that did very well at the box office,
so before you knew it, we were in a string of feature motion pictures.
Then they announced that they were going to do some spinoffs of us.
- George Takei

The box was a universe, a poem, frozen on the boundaries of human experience.
- William Gibson

The closer a Negro got to the ballot box,
the more he looked like a rapist.
- E. Franklin Frazier

Every actor wants to break out of the box that they
put you in and that's where I'm heading,
out of the box as fast as I can.
- Rick Springfield

Then if your movie clicks with real audiences,
you'll be sucked into some sort of Hollywood orbit.
It's a devil of a place where the only religion that
really counts is box office.
- Yahoo Serious

I did a picture for the First Barbie doll box.
- Heather O'Rourke

You can't put democracy and freedom back into a box.
- George W. Bush

Now, DVD can represent more income than the box office-and typically does.
- Michael Nesmith

People who leave Washington do so by way of the box...
ballet or coffin.
- Claiborne Pell


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