J. R. R. Tolkien Quotes.
It simply isn’t an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.
The greatest adventure is what lies ahead
It may be the part of a friend to rebuke a friend’s folly.
A pen is to me as a beak is to a hen.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
I don’t like allegories.
It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.
Short cuts make long delays.
Fairy tale does not deny the existence of sorrow and failure: the possibility of these is necessary to the joy of deliverance. It denies (in the face of much evidence, if you will) universal final defeat…giving a fleeting glimpse of Joy; Joy beyond the walls of the world, poignant as grief.
Not all those who wander are lost.
Myth and fairy-story must, as all art, reflect and contain in solution elements of moral and religious truth (or error), but not explicit, not in the known form of the primary ‘real’ world.
Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.
True education is a kind of never ending story вЂ” a matter of continual beginnings, of habitual fresh starts, of persistent newness.
The chief purpose of life, for any of us, is to increase according to our capacity our knowledge of God by all means we have, and to be moved by it to praise and thanks.