‘What shall we do, what shall we do!’ he cried. ‘Escaping goblins to be caught by wolves!’ he said, and it became a proverb, though we now say ‘out of the frying-pan into the fire’ in the same sort of uncomfortable situations.
Richard Blackwelder collected some of his favorite wise sayings in “Tolkien Phraseology”, a booklet companion to his thesaurus. In honor of his method, I will share a few tidbits I found as I meandered this path. 44 more words