Thirteen quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien Lord of the Rings is my all-time favourite book. Tolkien is my favourite author. In- and outside his books the man said some remarkable things!
1892 - 1973
"It's a job that's never started that takes the longest to finish."
"Little by little, one travels far."
"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."
"All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost."
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."
"What do you mean? 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 on this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?"
"Still round the corner there may wait, a new road or a secret gate."
"Courage is found in unlikely places."
"Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible, and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works, or of the kinds of writing that they evidently prefer."
"There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after."
"To crooked eyes truth may wear a wry face."
"I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend."
"The world is full enough of hurts and mischance without wars to multiply them."
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