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Tolkien quote

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"No, they eat and drink, Sam. The Shadow that bred them can only mock, it cannot make: not real new things of its own. I don't think it gave life to the orcs, it only ruined them and twisted them; and if they are to live at all, they have to live like other living creatures."

ναὶ δή, ὦ Σαμουήλ, ἐσθίει καὶ πίνει. ἡ δὲ θρέψασα αὐτὰ ἡ σκιὰ οἵα τ' ἐστὶ ὑβρίζειν μὲν μόνον ποιεῖν δ' οὐ, μηδὲν γ' ἀληθὲς ἐξ αὐτῆς. οὐ δ' οἴομαι ὅτι ἐκείνη τοῖς κυκλωπίοις βίον ἔδωκε, ἔφθειρε δὲ αὐτὰ καὶ παρέτραπε. καὶ ἐάν γε μὴν ζῇ, δεῖ αὐτὰ ζῆν ὡς ζῷα ἄλλα.
"Here stuck the great stupid boys, who for the life of them could never master the accidence..."

Joel Eidsath -- jeidsath@gmail.com

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