J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien(3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

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I would rather spend one life time with you than face all of the ages of this world alone.

Not all those who wander are lost.

It's the job that's never started takes longest to finish.

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

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.

Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards for they are subtle and quick to anger.

Still round the corner there may wait A new road or a secret gate.

I am told that I talk in shorthand and then smudge it.

Go not to the elves for counsel for they will say both yes and no.

Courage is found in unlikely places.

It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations if you live near him.

Not all who wander are lost.

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.

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.

A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid.